Riziki Swahili Grill Brings Spice Island Street Food to Columbus

Riziki Yussuf at her Riziki Swahili Grill on Tamarack Circle.

Most 8-year-olds desire of a career piloting rocket ships or caring for animals. Not Riziki Yussuf. Developing up in Zanzibar, proudly owning a cafe was her one particular and only ambition. “When I was a kid, I just wanted a cafe,” she suggests. “I loved cooking, cherished people, cherished entertaining. I just obtain pleasure that way.” 

But it was her own little ones (giving up piggy bank personal savings as money) who gave her the remaining thrust to open up Riziki Swahili Grill, the city’s only cafe serving food stuff influenced by the street foods of the spice islands off Tanzania, in early 2018. 

Like me, you’ll probable want to ship her young children a thank-you observe. Specially soon after experiencing a food of fragrant rice and curries, coconut-laden sides and smoky, yogurt-marinated kebabs (many available as a food or facet) in the very small Northland restaurant with citrus yellow and ocean blue partitions.