Abugida Ethiopian Café
3007 Central Ave., Charlotte, NC
Award: Ethiopian Food
Year Won: 2018
Pick: Editor's Pick
The only utensil you’ll need for a meal here is a basket of injera—an airy Ethiopian flatbread that’s used to scoop up mounds of spicy and hearty meat and vegetable dishes, served family-style. Don’t miss the mitin shiro wat, a stew-like dish made of yellow split peas and berbere sauce, a spice blend common in Ethiopian cuisine of chili peppers, garlic, ginger, and more.