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No ban, no wall, delicious multicultural food for all!

Convenient meal delivery with global flavors, prepared by immigrant chefs



The true meaning of the holidays are a celebration of community and coming together. For our final Spread the Cheer Here feature, we’re honored to bring you a new D.C. startup and social enterprise that’s doing exactly that: Foodhini.

Foodhini is a meal delivery startup with a mission.  At a time when too many politicians are spreading messages of xenophobia and hate, Foodhini proudly celebrates the stories, heritage, and cultures of immigrant and refugee communities right here in D.C.

Specializing in the world’s most mouth-watering cuisines, Foodhini combines the modern convenience of order-ahead meals with the authentic, multicultural menus of chefs from Syria, Laos, Iran, the Philippines, and Tibet.

The chefs of Foodhini are immigrants and refugees with culinary talents looking for opportunities to make a name and new life in the District. The menus are updated weekly and just looking at the photos is making us hungry.

This is by far the most delicious way to show your support for refugee communities and to celebrate the true spirit of the holidays.  Give the gift of a Foodhini meal or subscription to your busy foodie friends! Or consider ordering a special holiday meal for 10, 20, or more for your office party or family gathering.

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SUPPORT Immigrant & refugee chefs


Home-cooked MEALS DELIVERED to your doorSTEP


Explore new TYPES OF cuisine and dishes

Meet Majed, a Foodhini chef

Majed Abdulraheem is one of Foodhini’s chefs. Arriving in the U.S. in 2016, Majed is a refugee chef from Syria.  Through Foodhini, he's able to prepare recipes from Syria and share it others.

Learn more about his story here.

Video Courtesy of the Washington Post. 

I miss my family, my country, my friends, everything. I am cooking here, but Majed’s mind is currently in Syria. Any person who has friends or relatives in Syria will always think about them there.
— Chef Majed, Foodhini chef



Foodhini founder Noobtsaa Philip Vang’s parents came to the U.S. as Hmong refugees from Laos after the Vietnam War. Noobtsaa grew up in Minnesota before arriving in D.C. to attend business school at Georgetown, where he started Foodhini. 

He was inspired to start Foodhini when searching for home-style Hmong food in the DMV, and started reflecting on the barriers immigrants and refugees had to employing what they're already good at and realizing their full potential. 

"I realized that if I could create a way for talented chefs like my mom to connect and sell their cultural cuisines to customers like me, we could potentially create new jobs and opportunities for communities of diaspora but also introduce authentic cultural dishes to customers that go beyond current restaurant menus."

Find the full story here

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Foodhini takes individual meal orders and delivery, and catering for large parties too!

Foodhini takes individual meal orders and delivery, and catering for large parties too!



The holidays get busy, so having to worry about one less meal is never a bad thing. Plus, you get authentic cuisine from around the world while supporting immigrant chefs!



Yes, gift cards are cliche, but you know they'd be appreciated. Your giftee can choose from delicious meals from 6 different types of cuisine from around the world, delivered straight to their doorstep. 


Have a family function or office party, but not sure what to do about food? Foodhini offers catering for parties of 10 - 20 people!

Taste the World Subscription

We all know somebody who can benefit from one prepared meal a week -- whether they be the busy professional or the overworked parent. Gift them customizable, tailored meal every week! 

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