What’s in a name? In the case of Fudena, both inspiration and mission for first-generation Ghanaian American Ruth Nakaar WG20. Based on a phrase in the Dagaare language that translates to “Have you eaten,” Fudena is a takeout and delivery restaurant adding West African flavor and fast-casual convenience to Philadelphia’s dining scene.

Nakaar offers a customizable selection of grain and stew bowls with a variety of meat and vegetable choices and clever names with pop-culture nods, including Waakye Is Bae (rice, black-eyed peas, curried goat, caramelized onions) and a hip-hop-inspired coconut rice/tilapia bowl.

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