Though Gladys Shahtou was born in Khartoum, Sudan, she grew up in Zurich, Switzerland — and she kept her Sudanese roots close. After moving to New York City, and realizing she had a ton of handmade sambuxa-shaped happiness to spread, she launched Sambuxa in 2018, adding a valuable option to the Sudanese food scene.
Each of Shahtou’s sambuxas aren’t unlike a meaty samosa — hand-wrapped, fried, and stuffed with things like chicken, beef, lamb, and pork. Veggie options are in the mix as well, loaded with potatoes, carrots, peppers, chickpeas, lentils, kale, and a whole lot more. Between her sambuxas, stews, wraps, salads, and other Sudanese specialties, there’s nothing but gold to choose from. So why wait? Hit up Sambuxa in New York City, or book them to cater your next event.
Sambuxas — Your choice of chicken, beef, lamb, or pork, carefully folded with onions and garlic into a light pastry and fried