Kingsway Café of Laurel

Kingsway Café of Laurel, web site, 13919 Baltimore Ave., Laurel, MD, 240-294-4144 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | TripAdvisor | Ylp]

Full of charm and good humor, this is one of the few Nigerian places around. For better or worse, it makes few concessions to the taste of the Western diner. The fufu comes in the form of a big lump, and is perhaps not as moist and juicy as one might ideally like. The vegetables have real flavor, and the goat is…bony. I enjoyed this place, taken in as an overall dining experience, but it was not “the Nigerian place I have been looking for.” On execution they still need to improve. That said, I wouldn’t mind going back, if only because there is nowhere else around quite like it.

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