Peace Meal Kitchen is a low-profit organization dedicated to educating diners on regions that are either misrepresented by the U.S. media or are struggling with political conflict. Our hope is to not only humanize other cultures that are not easily accessible, but also create awareness of the rich diversity that exists within the metro-Detroit area. During your dining experience you will learn about the geography, culture, and people of the country of focus.
In the spirit of our mission, the majority of profits from each pop-up are donated to a non-profit dedicated to the betterment of citizens in the country of focus.
What is gastrodiplomacy?
Gastrodiplomacy or culinary diplomacy is the concept of utilizing food to help in bridging cultural differences between two groups of people. The concept of breaking bread to initiate peace has existed through time.
Hungry for more? Learn more about gastrodiplomacy in this article featured on NPR.
Why dine with us?
In today's political environment we are quick to embrace food from other regions yet fail to fully understand the culture and people who created the cuisine. Peace Meal Kitchen aims to decrease the space dividing us from other cultures and unite people over a meal. Come join us on this culinary adventure as you expand your mind and boundaries.
Peace Meal Kitchen
We are a pop-up restaurant in Metro Detroit. This means that we do not have a dedicated location, but rotate to different venues in the area. To find out where we will be next check out our Events.
Detroit is a city filled with a large variety of diverse cultures. We will be showcasing these local communities through food, while also raising awareness to the cultures they represent.