Cooks of immigrants, lunch boxes made by athletes, dishes referring to the northeast hinterland and Africa. São Paulo has long offered a good variety when it comes to eating – in the most famous circuit and in places off the axis.
Known as the gastronomic guide of Quebradas, Prato Firmeza launches the fourth edition of its publication this Friday 20, during the Black Fair, an event of black culture and entrepreneurship.
Produced during the pandemic, the publication maps 35 businesses run by black entrepreneurs in São Paulo and the metropolitan area, in addition to presenting the stories of the four delivery men who worked with them during the development of the work. Good news: everything is delivered.
This time, Prato Firmeza has been redesigned – it doesn’t have boards divided by regions, but by editorials. There are eight sections, which include routes dedicated to candy, acarajés, kitchens seeking to save black ancestry, businesses that go “beyond the plate”, and more. For the first time, by the way, they deal with the affairs of the expanded center. “But knowing where we come from and where – and with whom – we are going”, reinforces the editor, Guilherme Petro.
The creation is by Énois, produced in partnership with Alma Preta, Periferia em Movimento, Preto Império, Vozes das Periferias and Agência Mural.
In addition to the book, the cooks participate in Feira Preta in everyday life, recipe videos and podcasts that discuss the city’s black gastronomy. All online, the program can be seen on festivalfeirapreta.com.br.
Then the Prato Firmeza team selects nine places to eat and drink in São Paulo – everyone works with the delivery. To view the publication, visit pratofirmeza.com.br.
Affective Amô Kitchen
Luana Andrade prepares decorated cakes, macaroons, brigadeiros and the stars of the menu, her newlyweds. Values start at R $ 2.50 per unit. Billed by the kilo, the cakes cost from R $ 65 to R $ 85.
R. Paulo Orozimbo, 557A, Cambuci. Orders by WhatsApp (11) 98575-7977 or Instagram @ amo.cozinhaafetiva, three days in advance. Customer service a. to Fri .: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Deliveries to be organized
Gerônimo Vinícius’ mission is to bring flavors, spices and textures that refer to the cuisine of the African continent. A tip is the cachupa, native to Cape Verde, with kebabs, sausages, cabbage and cassava, all marinated in a bean broth. The dish costs R $ 45 per kilo.
Orders on WhatsApp (11) 96565-1086 or Instagram @baobacomedoria. Orders until Friday, with delivery on Sunday
Culinary culture Chermoula
Cook and researcher, Aline Chermoula uses references to the northeastern hinterland, the African continent and New Orleans in her gastronomic workshop. Meals are cooked to order, with an emphasis on the Ancient Diasporic Food menu, with recipes such as jambalaya, a type of paella typical of the New Orleans area (R $ 30, with a vegetarian version).
Orders via WhatsApp (11) 95144-4845 or via Instagram @alinechemoulaoficial. Mon. to Sat .: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Deliveries to be organized
Sweet ghetto brigaderia
The name combines two passions of Gabriela de Paula: rap and confectionery. The bakery prepares more than 30 types of sweets, mainly cakes, in the home kitchen. Income is billed by weight, with prices ranging from R $ 48 to R $ 130.
Orders via WhatsApp (11) 95938-3136 or Instagram @doceghetto. Customer Service on Sun:
From 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Deliveries to be organized
Free soul food
Inclusion is the word that guides the company run by Janete and Maíra da Costa, mother and daughter. The recipes are healthy, also include vegans, vegetarians, gluten or lactose intolerant and diabetics and are prepared by a team of women, mostly black and immigrant. This only works for midday delivery. The dishes, starting at R $ 23, can be seen on Instagram @freesoulfood.
Av. Santos Dumont, 33, Luz, central region. Orders by WhatsApp (11) 98372-9986, iFood, Rappi and Uber Eats. Mon to Fri: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Kitanda das Minas
Angolan grocers are the inspiration for Priscila Novaes. If before the pandemic the company was a buffet for corporate events, there is now a physical restaurant, Espaço Kitanda, which offers delivery. The flagship product is the acarajé, served by hand (R $ 15), on a plate (R $ 20) or in mini format (R $ 50, portion with 20), with accompaniments such as vatapá, caruru and shrimp. Learn more on Instagram @kitandadasminas.
R. Barão de Iguape, 158, Liberdade, central region. Orders via WhatsApp (11) 98726-5098 and iFood. Tue. to Sat .: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Athlete, Gisele de Oliveira applies her knowledge to a healthy routine in her lunch boxes. Each week, she sends out a menu with four options for customers, who choose kits of 10 or 12 meals. Prices vary between R $ 130 and R $ 170.
Orders by WhatsApp (11) 98435-5435 and Instagram @ levinho.fit, with next day deliveries. Mon Thu: 9 am to 6 pm
Spending little to eat sophisticated recipes is Thayná Paulino’s proposition, which offers closed menus that cost from R $ 30 to R $ 50. The menu changes weekly and you can have recipes like white bean gnocchi with tomato sauce or cheese bread with guava syrup.
Orders by WhatsApp (11) 95057-1943 or by Instagram @o_mesacheia. Customer Service Sun: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Delivery by appointment
In social isolation due to the pandemic, Fred Serra found a warm way to start a business without leaving his apartment in Bexiga. The menu offers Brazilian dishes, especially feijoada, on Saturdays (R $ 45 for two; also in a vegetarian version). Kits with lunch boxes cost between R $ 80 and R $ 175 and have vegan versions.
Orders via WhatsApp (11) 98437-3492 or Instagram @pretocozinha. Mon. to Fri .: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Deliveries on Mon, Fri and sat down
Creative, accessible and vegan cuisine is the idea of Selma Lopes, Aunt Selma, who opened the restaurant in 2018. There, there are options of frozen marmitex (R $ 12, with 400 g), frozen salted (la artichoke coxinha) costs R $ 6), cakes and sweets made to order. But you can also order a hot lunch for R $ 18.50. Learn more on Instagram @toyavegan.
R da Consolação, 331, Consolação, central region. Orders by WhatsApp (11) 98214-7130. Mon to Fri: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sun: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.