The Iraqi-Jewish


About Us

The Awafi Kitchen is where Arab and Jewish cuisine are one in the same.

We are cousins of Iraqi Jewish diaspora, making meals as a tribute to our heritage. We host events in restaurants where we are based in Boston, as well as the greater Northeast . All of our family left Iraq between 1950 and 1970. Much was left behind, but not the food.

Our menus are recreations of the meals we grew up eating as children, and the stories they heard of food in the old country. We are cooking to preserve the lesser known pieces of Jewish history, and Iraqi history. Plus, share some delicious recipes with our community.

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We partner with local restaurants to host pop-up dinners, present on Iraqi-Jewish history, and offer live cooking demos and catering.

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