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Eat Offbeat is a collective of talented home cooks who have taken their skills beyond borders to our kitchen in New York City. Our chefs have experienced their fair share of difficulties, having fled the destruction of their war torn homelands. But that is not what defines them. They embody resilience and hope in the face of tragedy. Their stories inspire us.

Just come into our kitchen and you will see smiles and hear laughter. Everyone on the Eat Offbeat team has something to teach others. Our chefs have brought with them the flavors of their native countries allowing our community to reflect a diverse melting pot of culinary traditions and family recipes. Delicacies passed down with love for generations. Rachana cooks the Manchurian and Chari Bari of her grandmother; Carmen prepares Eech as her mother-in-law taught her; and Dhuha makes her mother’s Potato Kibbeh.


Manchurian – cauliflower fritters in mild spicy sauce


Eech – bulgur wheat salad with pomeegranate molasses


Potato Kibbeh – potato croquette with beef and onion stuffing









All of our dishes have a story. They are not simply of a certain country, but of a certain family. Our chefs have been gracious enough to allow Eat Offbeat to adopt them so that together we have made our own culinary family. In the end, our chefs work together, learning each other’s recipes and taking a piece of each other’s culture. We have created our own little multi-cultural nation filled with happiness and hope at Eat Offbeat and we can’t wait to give you a taste of what we have created.

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