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Open Crumb in Anacostia Now Offering Meal Delivery

Eatery Fuses African and Mediterranean Dishes

Open Crumb, a local Black-owned eatery in Anacostia is now offering meals to residents’ front door with the launch of its new prepared meal delivery service: Open Crumb Meal Delivery.

Expanding its reach beyond its storefront, Open Crumb offers made-from-scratch meals featuring a fusion of flavors from around the globe.

“All of our food is cooked using our own, unique recipes — a fusion of traditional African dishes with Mediterranean and American influences,” said Peter Opare, co-owner and chef of Open Crumb.

“I believe in food and its power in bringing people together, and our goal with our meal delivery service is to make mealtimes easier so families can focus on coming together over a delicious meal.”

Open Crumb Meal Delivery offers two ways to order: individual meals and family meals. With individual meals, customers pick one entree and two sides, and the meal will be packaged and sealed in a single, easy-to-reheat container.

For family meals, customers pick one entree and at least two sides, and the entree and sides are packaged separately for family-style serving.

The current menu features some of Open Crumb’s best-selling dishes, including their chicken stew, slow-cooked chicken in a tomato curry, jollof rice, West African seasoned rice and macaroni and cheese.

Made-from-scratch desserts and freshly pressed juices are available as add-ons, says Opare.

The eatery will deliver within 20 miles of the store, an area that covers D.C., Fairfax, Arlington and Alexandria in Virginia, and Hyattsville, Bethesda, Rockville, Silver Spring in Maryland.

Opare says Open Crumb is rooted in his family tradition of food, cooking, and entrepreneurship.

After moving from Ghana to the U.S. in 1990, Tony and Abigail Opare — Peter’s parents — opened Café Dio Opare in Adams Morgan.

In 2019, inspired by what his parents had done, Peter and his family moved to Anacostia and started Open Crumb as a takeout-focused restaurant serving unique eats.

“As a scratch kitchen, our food is prepared from raw ingredients and all of our bread and desserts are made in-house,” Opare said. “Every dish is carefully prepared by myself or my family, and the meals for our delivery service will always be made fresh, never frozen.”

Sarafina Wright –Washington Informer Staff Writer

Sarafina Wright is a staff writer at the Washington Informer where she covers business, community events, education, health and politics. She also serves as the editor-in-chief of the WI Bridge, the Informer’s millennial publication. A native of Charlotte, North Carolina, she attended Howard University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. A proud southern girl, her lineage can be traced to the Gullah people inhabiting the low-country of South Carolina. The history of the Gullah people and the Geechee Dialect can be found on the top floor of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. In her spare time she enjoys watching either college football or the Food Channel and experimenting with make-up. When she’s not writing professionally she can be found blogging at www.sarafinasaid.com. E-mail: Swright@washingtoninformer.com Social Media Handles: Twitter: @dreamersexpress, Instagram: @Sarafinasaid, Snapchat: @Sarafinasaid

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