Chefs and Restaurants

Chefs to Watch 2020: Diana Tandia, Berber Street Food, New York City

Sabrina Medora

When Diana Tandia opened Berber Street Food in 2018, she wasn’t sure how people would react to her 15-seat restaurant. “It was a bit scary...a big leap of faith,” she says of the challenge of featuring African street food.

That mission is personal for Tandia, who is from Mauritania in northwest Africa and was raised in a Berber (an indigenous people of North Africa) family with Senegalese roots. “Street food was...