Grape Leaf Cafe, which does catering and hosts pop-up dinners, will open a new commercial kitchen in Lancaster that will have a takeout window.
The window at 30 W. James St., which is slated to open June 21, will offer a selection of dishes made by immigrant and refugee cooks, including falafel sandwiches. The kitchen at the site also will be used to prepare food for catering and ongoing pop-up events.
Established last year by Patience Buckwalter, Grape Leaf Cafe features international dishes made by a half-dozen immigrant and refugee cooks, including those from Syria and Sudan.
The takeout window will feature a handful of items including shawarma chicken, hummus and stuffed grape leaves. Grape Leaf Cafe will operate seasonally from May through October.
Outside seating will be provided at some picnic tables in the parking lot, and live music is planned for Friday evenings.
The spot on James Street is the former home of Upohar Ethnic Cuisines. It has also been occupied by Burma Road, Khom's Egg Roll Paradise, and Dan the Man Barbecue.