Profile: Conflict Cafe

The next time I find myself in Pittsburgh, this place is on the top of the list!
Friends or family in PA?  Pass it on.
Conflict Kitchen is a take-out restaurant that only serves cuisine from countries that the United States is in conflict with.
Their first iteration, Kubideh Kitchen, is up and running.
"The food is served out of a take-out style storefront, which will rotate identities every 4 months to highlight another country.  Each Conflict Kitchen iteration will be augmented by events, performances, and discussion about the the culture, politics, and issues at stake with each county we focus on."
It was developed in collaboration with members of the Pittsburgh Iranian community, the sandwich is packaged in a custom-designed wrapper.  The wrapper includes interviews with Iranians both in Pittsburgh and Iran on subjects ranging from Iranian food and poetry to the current political turmoil. Very creative, informative and witty.
I'm curious to see the next project they have planned.  Ideally it's be great if they ran out of countries.  I love take out, but peace wins.


  1. Heard about you on the radio this morning - after the news on Egypt.
    Wish we had one here in the UK!
    Dave J London

  2. I hear about this on BBC Radio 4 this morning. Great idea! Told my Pittsburgh friends about it who will all visit. Lucky things!

    Keith - UK