Havenly Blog

  • Hikayat Havenly: Amba, the "Unifying Condiment"

    Beyond simply being nourishment, food can permeate into the sociopolitical fabric of society and shape the lives of people. This is especially the...
  • Hikayat Havenly: The Sweet Beginnings of Tamriyeh

    The cultural and religious significance of dates in the Middle East and North Africa cannot be overstated. These small, oval-shaped fruits can be ...
  • Hikayat Havenly: Burek, A Culinary & Cultural Epitome

    Before moving to New Haven in 2014, head chef and co-founder Nieda Abbas lived in several countries and was exposed to diverse cuisines. Yet to th...
  • Hikayat Havenly: Mujaddara through Space & Time

    In the Middle East, it is commonly said that "a hungry man would be willing to sell his soul for a dish of mujaddara." Though the statement might ...
  • Congratulations to Cohort 3!

    We are so excited to announce the six graduates of our fall 2020 fellowship. After 6 months of learning and working together, they are heading into careers in the food industry, as dentists, starting their own businesses, and more! We cannot wait to see where they go.

  • In Solidarity with the Asian and AAPI Community

    We are outraged at the murders that took place on March 16th – the act of white terrorism that took the lives of 8 people, 6 of whom were Asian Ame...
  • In Celebration of Havenly's Café Launch

    This week, Havenly is celebrating the launch of our Community Cafe at 25 Temple Street. This moment represents something powerful for the community we are building with our past and current fellows, staff, volunteers, partners in the community, and supporters.