We are a uniquely Minnesotan restaurant and we couldn’t be prouder to be one of the new vendors at the 2023 Minnesota State Fair!

Community is a core value of ours and, like the Fair, we believe in bringing people together. We do that well through our fusion menu that offers the right combination of new and old. The excitement of trying something new with the comfort of your go-to. Our menu works for every palate and every dietary need.

For the Fair, we decided to focus on our core: Sambusas (Beef Chicken and Veggie), Sweet Plantains, Somali Spiced Tea, and Mango Juice

Our Menu

Sambusas in three varieties – beef, chicken or veggie (fried triangle-shaped pastries with choice of meat or lentils, mixed with onions, garlic and cilantro, and served with “Basbaas,” a spicy Somali dipping sauce made with fresh chilli peppers, jalapeños, cilantro, onions, and lemon juice; 

Sweet Plantains, pieces of ripe plantains fried until golden brown on the outside and tender on the inside (vegetarian); 

Somali Spiced Tea, a fragrant, spiced infusion of tea leaves, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and nutmeg, served hot or iced (vegetarian); 

and fresh mango juice (vegetarian).

Afro Deli Sambusas
Afro Deli Plantains
Afro Deli Mango Juice


Afro Deli’s booth will be located inside the Food Building, on the East wall.

Food Building at the MN State Fair

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Halal?

Halal is similar to Kosher. It refers to food and drinks that are permissible according to Islamic law, and encompasses various aspects of food preparation, sourcing, and consumption, ensuring that it meets specific requirements and is free from anything considered forbidden or impure.

Is your food too spicy?

Our food is approachable for every palate but can be spiced up with our spicy Basbaas sauce.