Lancaster, PA

Small Business Spotlight: Streetfood from Homage in Lancaster, PA

Melissa Frost

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When I heard Homage was going to be at the annual food truck festival in Stauffer Park last weekend, I put it on my list of foods to try. Their menu highlights foods from West Africa, The Caribbean, Central and South America.

Unique blend

I went with their Yukon and sausage mixed with a coconut cilantro cream. Usually, I am not too keen on cilantro, but this one tasted outstanding. The dish didn't have too many ingredients, but each of them had unique flavors and they blended perfectly. It was a simple, yet filling meal.

Also on their menu you'll find a West African specialty menu featuring chicken and okra stew, slowly cooked with onions, garlic and palm oil, jollof rice, which is a tomato-based rice dish with spices and herbs, and Liberian rice bread which can best be translated as their version of banana bread. I wish I could've tried it all but there is only so much food one can eat for lunch.

Catering and delivery

Homage is run by Chef Oliver Saye, who was born in Liberia and raised in the United States. Saye has been in the food industry for almost three decades. These days, he runs Homage, which in addition to popping up on food festivals locally and regionally, provides catering, meal delivery services, pop-up dinners and intimate private dinners.

Homage's foods can also be found at The Lemon Street Market, where they sell pre-packaged and ready-to-eat meals. Lemon Street Market is an independent, woman-owned grocery store in Lancaster, focusing sustainable and healthy living, with several local options.

Address: 241 W Lemon St, Lancaster, PA

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