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Pioneering Restaurateur Saima Thompson Dies at 31

1 month ago   |   By Eater London

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Remembering the co-founder of Masala Wala Cafe, who used her platform to build visibility and ownership for women in the Pakistani community On a blustery November afternoon in 2016, Saima Thompson welcomed me at Masala Wala Café, the restaurant she had set up in Brockley with her mother Nabeela Muqadiss a year earlier, for the first time. Until then I had never walked into a restaurant serving Pakistani cuisine as a solo diner, in part, due to the male-dominated culture of curry houses in Britain. But Masala Wala Cafe was decidedly different. It was among the first of its...
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