About Bini's Kitchen
Momo, Dearest: Bini’s turkey and veggie momos (Nepalese dumplings) are favorites at Off the Grid Fort Mason, Ferry Building ( CUESA) where Bini sells out of her 2500 momos weekly. Bini has been selling at OTG Fort Mason and building a steady following since 2013.
Festival Favorite: The last 3 years, Bini’s Kitchen was one of the highest sellers at the San Francisco Street Food Festival, making an average of 15,000 momos each year. 2017, 30,000 Momo were sold
Mo’ Money, Mo’ Momos: In 2014, hundreds of Bay Area foodies voted for Bini’s Kitchen to receive the Whole Foods Market Local Foodmaker Grant, a $4000+ grant to invest in growing Bini’s business. For the last 2 years, the demand for Bini’s food has grown at the 5 Whole Foods hot bars where she’s featured.
Nepalese Food in the Media: Bini’s food and hand-ground spices have been featured on the local and national stage including Tasting Table (2013), 7x7 (2013), National Public Radio (NPR) (2014), Zagat (2014), The Atlantic Monthly (2014), The San Francisco Chronicle (2015 ,), and Saveur Magazine (2015)..
Mom’s Momos: According to Bini, cooking is in her blood. Her mother, Saradha, cooked for the Nepalese royal family in the 1960s. She went to culinary school in Mumbai to carry on the family legacy and managed the Radisson kitchen before moving to the US. She started her business informally before joining La Cocina 5 and ½ years ago.