Khadi’s Cuisine

Nourishing the Ypsilanti community with a diverse array of West African and Halal dishes, this restaurant, catering, and food delivery service offers a flavorful experience for every plate.


Southeast Michigan

Investment Type

Business Assistance - One-on-One Consultations, Business Assistance - Resources and Referrals, Financing - Grant, Financing - Term Loan | See Glossary


Michigan Women Forward

A woman wearing an orange and yellow hat and a yellow blouse stands in a kitchen, smiling. There is a stovetop and a stainless steel backsplash behind her. A glass container and some utensils are visible on the counter in the foreground.

Khadi Faye came to Ypsilanti, Michigan from West Africa with a vision: to share her culture and culinary skills with her new community in the United States. She went on to start Khadi’s Cuisine, a restaurant, catering, and food delivery service that offers a variety of West African and Halal dishes, with a twist of international influences, in the Ypsilanti area.

Faye began partnering with Michigan Good Food Fund in 2022, receiving tailored business assistance focused on product development, marketing, and loan readiness. With timely loans and a small business catalyst grant from Michigan Women Forward, Faye drove her business from part-time operations in an incubator kitchen to full-time operations in a thriving brick-and-mortar location.

“Everywhere I have lived, I personally supported the community and added my contribution to it. With Michigan, my contribution will be sharing my good heathy food.”
—Khadi Faye, Owner of Khadi’s Cuisine

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