New Temporary Hours in St. Paul

Heads up! Starting Friday, September 30th, our downtown St. Paul location will close at 3pm, Monday through Saturday, and we are still closed on Sundays. With the construction in downtown, and directly in front of our location, there hasn’t been a lot of traffic We are very hopeful that downtown will be back to its… Continue reading New Temporary Hours in St. Paul

Afro Deli owner ships over 100,000 books to Somalia, Djibouti

Abdirahman Kahin has no trouble sleeping. You’d think the owner of Afro Deli would, considering how much he fits into his schedule. Aside from managing three — make that four in the spring — Afro Deli locations across the Twin Cities, Kahin recently sponsored the shipment of more than 110,000 books to Somalia and Djibouti… Continue reading Afro Deli owner ships over 100,000 books to Somalia, Djibouti

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New Year, New Location

Big News! Afro Deli is coming back to the West Bank! Like everyone else, the last two years have been a whirlwind. We are thankful for the support of our Afro family and all our partners. Your support has allowed us to keep operating and supporting our community. When Covid emerged, there was so much… Continue reading New Year, New Location

Food is love: Afro Deli owner becomes part of Minnesota Central Kitchen to take care of neighbors

Afro Deli in St. Paul has made thousands of culturally acceptable halal meals for Muslim elders since the beginning of the pandemic. Owner Abdirahman Kahin saw a need. “It was a huge impact to the community, especially with the elders,” Kahin said. “And also, people with special disability who cannot find restaurants or most of their… Continue reading Food is love: Afro Deli owner becomes part of Minnesota Central Kitchen to take care of neighbors

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For downtown St. Paul, excitement for a mega Labor Day rebound has largely fizzled

After five years of watching customer lines snake out its door and down the block, Afro Deli & Grill finally expanded its street-level restaurant in downtown St. Paul last year. Three months later, the pandemic hit. Indoor dining plunged 80% as downtown lunch and dinner customers disappeared into the world of remote work. Just when… Continue reading For downtown St. Paul, excitement for a mega Labor Day rebound has largely fizzled

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Afro Deli delivers free meals during the COVID-19 pandemic

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, business hasn’t been great for Afro Deli. With four restaurant locations scattered across St. Paul and Minneapolis, owner Abdirahman Kahin built his business into a local chain over the last decade. It has been one of the most successful African-owned businesses in the state. But in the past week and a half, since Governor Tim Walz ordered restaurants closed… Continue reading Afro Deli delivers free meals during the COVID-19 pandemic

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COVID-19 Update: Special Kid’s Meal, Skyways Closing

During this challenging time, we appreciate the support of our Afro family and we remain flexible to meet the needs of our community. The health and safety of our customers and employees is our top priority and will continue to monitor the situational updates daily. We have a few more updates since the situation has… Continue reading COVID-19 Update: Special Kid’s Meal, Skyways Closing