Rhody Gem: March 2019

Tea in Sahara - East Side Monthly


We are pleased to introduce Rhody Gem, a new monthly column in East Side Monthly. We’re always being thanked for spotlighting the “hidden gems” of the state, and in our ongoing efforts to leave no stone unturned, we’re putting the call out to our readership! Each month we’ll spotlight a Rhody Gem: a business, artisan, or place sent to us by our faithful readers.

What it is:

This little tea shop brings flavorful, aromatic, farm-to-table Moroccan food to the East Side. The cozy Middle Eastern snuggery offers a variety of traditional Moroccan dishes from small plates like hummus and pita to larger plates like Tajines. Try any of their teas on a chilly day, order a snack, bring a book, and get comfortable. You’re not going to want to leave!

Where to find it:

Tea in Sahara is a stealthy hideaway amongst its colonial townhouse surroundings. Look for the azure door about three blocks away from the intersection of Governor and Wickenden Streets.

What makes it a Rhody Gem?

Expression of culture through food and decor make this place a favorite. Mohamed Safiani began this business because he loved his grandmother’s cooking and wanted to preserve her legacy. He now shares his food experiences with his visitors in a restaurant designed to transport you to a tea house in Marrakech.

Tea In Sahara
69 Governor Street • 709-3252