How One Restaurant Owner Found Business Financing

Profile: How One Restaurant Owner Found Business Financing Kevin Onyona was driven both by a love for cooking and dissatisfaction with the restaurant scene in Beltsville, Md. His restaurant, Swahili Village, launched as the area’s only source of authentic Kenyan cuisine. I started Swahili Village seven years ago. I was frustrated trying to find good…

TOP AFRICAN RESTAURANT IN THE USA OPENS ITS DOORS IN BELTSVILLE

July 13, 2016 marked a new era for Swahili Village Bar and Grill and the residents in the historic City of Beltsville. Known for its innovations and being home to one of the largest federal research centers in the world, Beltsville will now claim its place in the history books as host to the finest African restaurant globally with…

Swahili Village Set to Open a New Location

Swahili Village is ambitiously moving forward with its plan to open a new location in Beltsville, MD in the Sunrise Plaza located at Plaza 10800 Rhode Island Avenue in the next couple of months. With the development of a new menu, Swahili Village is positioning its brand to be the most sought after for African…

Jamhuri Day Festivities

A celebration that defines the passion for Kenya and high levels of patriotism is marked in the US by Kenyans every December 12 year after year. Various celebrations are hosted by different entities with the Kenya Embassy taking the lion’s share. The official location New Hampshire Avenue, Silver spring, MD was the scene of long…

Winternational Festival DC

Washington, DC’s most versatile and dynamic building was the setting for this year’s event which brought together all Diplomatic missions in the US based in the Washington DC area. Ronald Reagan Building had over 1,000 guests attending this lively midday celebration of international culture, travel, tourism and trade. This festival has the atmosphere of an international…

Swahili Village to move to new location

Well, the time has finally come for our customers to save the date for our move to our new location.  On May 22, 2015 we will be moving to a larger location which promises to make our customers’ Kenyan experience a whole lot better. Join us on May 22, 2015 as we open the new…

Swahili Village at the US Sevens Rugby in Vegas

This is an exciting time and we are so proud to be a part of the US Sevens Rugby festivities.  Swahili Village will be at the Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas Strip, and the Sam Boyd Stadium, providing great, authentic Kenyan food and adding a lot of Kenyan ambiance to the rugby vibe.  We will…

Coconut rice for health

Coconut has been lauded as a health elixir of sorts. Coconuts are highly nutritious and rich in fibre, vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6 and minerals including iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous. Coconut oil contains lauric acid which helps raise beneficial HDL cholesterol. Lauric acid is als0 converted in the body…

Kenyan celebrity actor visits Swahili Village

World-renowned actor Lenny Juma was seen at Swahili Village indulging in some delicious, authentic Kenyan food. This actor, known for his roles in ‘Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life’ (2003), ‘The Constant Gardener’, (2005) and Arthur and the Invisibles (2006), among others, has also been an actor on the theatrical stage, and is…

Kenyan media talks about Swahili Village at the Smithsonian

Swahili Village is so proud to be highlighting great Kenyan food at the Smithsonian. The Standard Newspaper noted that Swahili Village won the bid to provide the food for this great event.  Swahilil Village is already contracted to provide food for East and Central African diplomatic missions in the Washington D.C. area, so we are…

Swahili Village to cook for Smithsonian Festival

The Smithsonian Institute will be hosting a Folklife Festival in Washington DC on June 25 to June 29 and July 2 to July 6, 2014. Kenya: Mambo Poa is the title and it will feature artisans from Kenya (including Ocean Sole), and will have a segment sponsored by the Kenyan Embassy that will  include sharing…