Nile partners with Quickness RVA to deliver their dope ass Ethiopian food to the masses

Posted by: brad – Jan 05, 2017


One of RVA's best Ethiopian spots reopened its doors in Church Hill last year, but you wont have to make the trek to go get it thanks to the folks at QuicknessRVA.

The new partnership will bring Nile into delivery range for much of the city, even those one the west side of the Bottom. You can also still go to Ellwood Thompson's in Carytown and get some of their choice bits on at their salad and raw bar.

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Nile, a long-time Richmond favorite for aficionados of Ethiopian cuisine, has made strides in recent months. After a pop-up partnership with Carytown’s Portrait House, Nile owners Benyam and Yoseph Teklemariam cut the ribbon in September on a new storefront at 29th and Broad in Church Hill. To the burgeoning foodie community in the neighbor, Nile offers a refreshingly affordable, simple, and nourishing blend of Ethiopian flavors, with an eye towards casual dining and carry-out meals. And now - delivery!

Quickness rider Robert Barrow and Nile owners Benyam and Yoseph Teklemariam

Enter: Quickness RVA, in its seventh year of bicycle delivery in the city. Quickness RVA’s riders have long delivered food for Church Hill staples such as Union Market and Alamo Barbecue. Now, Quickness offers the same speedy delivery for Nile’s injera (fermented Ethiopian flatbread), misir wat (red lentil stew), beg alicha (natural lamb in a turmeric-based sauce), and much more. Perfect for cold winter days ahead!

“We had been interested in working with Quickness for some time," said Nile owner Benyam Teklemariam regarding the expansion. "We thought it would be essential to do so with our new Church Hill location and concept."

Their delivery options for businesses are great and we wanted to be a good addition for them in the CH area.

Throughout the years, our guests have asked us "When are you going to start doing delivery"? We wanted to make it happen, but were hesitant only due to our cuisine's textures. Once we were confident in how to package the dishes without mishaps, we wanted to add delivery as an option once arriving in CH.”

May Nile continue to flourish in 2017!

Words by BK, Top image via Nile Instagram