The Migrant Kitchen now on our DUMBO Food Tour!
We are on a mission to help our guests explore NYC on an authentic level, and one way we accomplish this is through our local partners. Whether that’s a tour guide, artist, shop or restaurant. And we are thrilled when we add a partner who is making a difference even outside of this authenticity. So we are extremely excited to announce that we have added a truly wonderful restaurant to our Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn Bridge and DUMBO Food Tour: The Migrant Kitchen! AND, The Migrant Kitchen is located inside the Time Out Market so it’s a great way to visit both!
The Migrant Kitchen began in 2019 as a pop-up catering company. Two close friends, Dan Dorado and Nas Jab, founded their business with a focus on employing immigrants. Dan Dorado is the son of immigrants and has been a chef in NYC for over 20 years. As we all know, minimum wage is not a living wage and Dan and Nas have set out to provide immigrant food workers with a more livable wage, while also making donations to those suffering from food insecurity. They have been serving about 60,000 meals a week to communities in need. For every $12 spent at the Time Out Market location, a meal is donated to someone in need.
“Representing a migration of taste and technique from the Middle East to Latin America, our menu pays homage to the cultural and culinary roots of our founders and is rooted in the belief that food mirrors humanity: creative, collaborative…and a little nonconformist. Portions of every meal purchased go towards providing meals to New Yorkers in need. We serve the same restaurant quality food to those in need as we do to those who visit our store locations and we pride ourselves in preparing meals that are culturally appropriate for the community in which we are serving.”
“What started out on March 13 with 100 meals to hospitals and shelters quickly grew to 6,000 meals a day to 13 hospitals, four food pantries, three homeless shelters, three senior centers, public housing complexes in the Bronx and Queens, a Queens mosque and dozens of Covid-19-infected families.”