A final piece in Somerville’s Bow Market puzzle makes its long-awaited debut Thursday, September 26. Nibble Kitchen opens at last at the local food and retail space, unveiling a rotating lineup of culinary entrepreneurs serving dishes from Brazil, Bolivia, Venezuela, Ethiopia, and beyond.
Nibble Kitchen’s chefs and business owners come through the Somerville Arts Council’s Nibble Entrepreneurship Program, which supports culinary businesses within the city’s immigrant communities. Nibble has been running events in the Union Square neighborhood for years, including cooking classes, tours, and pop-ups, and now this permanent spot in Bow Market provides an additional resource for its entrepreneurs.
To start, each day of the week at Nibble Kitchen will feature a different business. Starting Thursday night, September 26, look for Bolivian dishes with quinoa, like cheese-filled fritters with basil and mango sauce and quinoa mint horchata. Friday’s lunch will feature Bangladeshi kati rolls, with Brazilian black-eyed pea fritters for dinner, and there will be arepas for Saturday lunch and Ethiopian flatbreads with various stews for Saturday dinner.
In addition to the regular rotation of culinary entrepreneurs, Nibble Kitchen will also offer cooking classes and dinner parties.
“It will be a place of cultural interchange where people can come together and share ideas through food, while experiencing exciting new flavors and dishes,” Nibble shared in an announcement about the Bow Market opening.
The menu and hours are subject to change, especially if the businesses sell out, but the latest information will be available on social media.
At Bow Market, diners are able to take food from any of the vendors into the market’s various drink-oriented venues — so, for example, you could bring your quinoa fritters into Rebel Rebel to pair with natural wine or go upstairs with a kati roll to drink cocktails and look at art at Create. Note, however, that you cannot currently bring drinks out of their designated areas (except on occasional special event days when IDs are checked at the entrance), so you must drink beers from Remnant, for example, inside the brewery or within its specific patio areas, but not within the wider Bow Market courtyard.