The Courses

Chef Ojok's menu features seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients in classic and innovative dishes. He prioritizes balance of flavors and stunning presentation, reflecting his passion for farm-to-table cooking and commitment to using fresh ingredients.


Double Dip

Pick 2 dips: Artichoke, Hummus, Guacamole, Salsa with tortilla chips



Tofu Spinach Dumplings

6 steamed dumplings filled with tofu and spinach.



Pakora "Bhajias"

This fritters features a harmonious blend of flavors and textures onions, potatoes, and carrots that will tantalize your taste bud…




3 fried middle eastern pastry filled with savory spinach




Fried cauliflower tossed in buffalo sauce. Buffalo or BBQ.




Tabbouleh is a refreshing and vibrant salad that is made with bulgur, fresh herbs, vegetables, and a zesty dressing.




Falafel Burger

Fresh made falafel patty topped with lettuce, tomato, pickles, hummus and tahini spread on a slightly toasted bun.



Essence Burger

Classic style plant-based burger topped American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions and pickles.



Harrisa Wrap

Harissa wrap packed with mouthwatering features and combination of tender chickpeas, fire-roasted tomatoes, and a medley of fresh veggies including onions.



Veggie Wrap

Tomato, sauteed sweet peepers, squash, green peppers, red peppers, onions and hummus wrapped in toasted tortilla.



Main Course


East African Pilau with Rice and Chickpeas is a simple yet flavorful dish that combines the nuttiness of rice with the chickpeas, tomatoes.


Jollof Rice

Jollof Rice is a central Africa special



Cauliflower Curry

Yellow curry with cauliflower, onions, and potatoes on a bed of rice.



Ful Madammas

A stew of cooked fava beans served with olive oil, cumin, and optionally with chopped parsley, onion, lemon juice, chili pepper, pita bread.



Black Bean Bowl

Rice bowl packed with black beans, grilled veggies, corn, with creamy sauce.



Essence Salad

Ask about our weekly salad specials.



Kivali Marga

A delicious stew consisting of potatoes, peppers in spiced tomato broth, served with Essence special rice.