Kings & Queens Liberian Cuisine: Upper Darby, PA
Kings and Queens has become one of my favorite restaurants in (actually, near) West Philly. Before May 2019 I'd never tried Liberian food; after my first visit I fell in love. BUT because my palate is new to the cuisine I felt it was best to visit a couple of times and try a few things before generating a post.
K&Q is a very short walk from 69th Street Station (if you're not familiar, it's the last stop for the westbound Market-Frankford Line in Philadelphia). K&Q is about a ten minute drive from my house (if that).
I didn't take any photos, but if you're a ginger lover like myself you'd like their pineapple ginger juice that they sell! I also appreciate that for a good portion of the sauces sold at K&Q vegan options are available.
Check out their Instagram page!
For my first visit, I went to Kings and Queens in May for my birthday.
I had palm butter (crab, chicken and turkey) with jollof rice.
I went for a second time in July with my cousin. We shared their plantain with sautéed onion gravy.
We also shared our meals so we could get a taste of each other's food;
I ordered cassava leaf (with smoked chicken and turkey) and white rice; my cousin ordered vegan potato green with fufu.
In October we brought a third cousin along with us.
For our appetizer we enjoyed the vegetable samosas and plantains (not photographed). The samosas are really good, and they have a mild spicy kick at the end (I promise it's not a whole lot. I LOVEEEE spicy food so it doesn't bother me, but I like to give fair warnings for folks who are sensitive/don't care for spicy food).
For entrées we ordered (and of course shared) the following:
-vegan attieke with sautéed vegetables and sweet plantain
-red snapper with country dry rice
-vegan cassava leaf with white rice