Get To Know Us
Furahi: A Taste of Home merges a love for food and fashion through the exploration of local cuisine and premium dining experiences.
Translated from Swahili, Furahi means happiness and we have been making stomachs happy and bringing a piece of Africa to Cleveland, Ohio through Congolese cuisine and unique African dining decor.
Furahi in the Community
Furahi reaches beyond the kitchen into the community through our cooking classes, private chef experience and the Furahi Sambusas Box. Our Congolese Cuisine 101 class allows Furahi to educate the public about the beautiful culinary history of Congolese cuisine while offering practical tips on preparing Congolese dishes. The Furahi Sambusas Box project brings the delicious taste of Furahi to your door! Our Furahi sambusas boxes are available for pick up or delivery in Cleveland and will soon be found in a store near you! You have the option of selecting meat or vegetable sambusas with your order and each one is made in the traditional Congolese fashion. You will first bite into the flaky outer layer then your tastebuds will be filled with ground meat or vegetables and bursting with savory spices.
Bringing Beauty to Your Home
Our special table settings, aprons and tote bags are created to bring happiness into your home! The African fabric used allows us to bring life into your kitchen or dining area through bright colors, unique patterns, and high-quality canvas. Each piece is handmade and adds a touch of African beauty to your home while brightening any room they are placed in.
Our totes allow you to take the beauty of African fabric on the go! Be seen wearing one of our designs to start conversation and tell others about Congolese culture.
Furahi is a family-centered business founded in June 2020 by Esther Ngemba. Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Esther and her family came to Cleveland, Ohio in 2011 seeking refuge from war. Nine years later, Esther founded Furahi to share her passion for her Congolese culture and food with the world. Not only does the cuisine and fashion from Furahi aim to bring happiness and a taste of Africa to each customer, but it also promotes community and encourages culinary exploration to share the spirit of diversity. Furahi is more than a product but is a culinary and cultural experience.