Everyone knows that the French take food seriously. Their cuisine is world-renowned, and deservedly so. But the cream and butter capital of the world is also home to hundreds of thousands of African immigrants who weren’t raised on crepes, croissants and crème brulée. Who will accommodate their culinary cravings?
Answer: Fati Niang. Niang is the entrepreneur and chef behind Black Spoon, which claims to be Paris’s first African food truck. Black Spoon has been in business since 2013, and offers a simple yet eclectic menu: three main dishes, two sides and a new addition each month from a different African nation. They’ve also offered specials like exotic sodas flavored with baobab and hibiscus.
Not all of Black Spoon’s customers are African, which means they have to be careful with the spices. Most of the dishes are prepared to suit Parisian palates, but are served with (extremely) spicy sauce on the side so that Tunisian, Moroccan and Senegalese customers get the flavor they’re craving.
Read more about Paris’s African food truck here.