A Tupac-Inspired Pop-Up Restaurant is Coming to New York City

The pop-up coincides with Shakur’s induction into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, at which a tribute will be led by Snoop Dogg

Sweet Chick is owned and backed by John Seymour and rapper Nas.

This weekend, New Yorkers will get a chance to dine as legendary rapper Tupac Shakur once would — the Powamekka Café is taking over Sweet Chick in the Lower East Side. The restaurant concept was crafted by the estate of Tupac Shakur based on three pages of the rapper's notes written before his untimely death in 1996.

“Tupac’s creative vision was limitless. He was constantly working on ideas and plans that reached far beyond music and film,” Tom Whalley, trustee of Shakur’s estate, said in a press release. “One of the things he was extremely passionate about was opening a restaurant; he even sketched out plans and a concept for a menu. We are proud to bring Tupac's Powamekka Café to life."

Diners can expect a menu full of “the finest in down-home Southern,” including meatloaf, gumbo, and “his cousin Jamala’s fried chicken wings,” according to the café’s page on Reserve. The café will also honor the late rapper with memorabilia such as childhood pictures, poetry, and music from his favorite artists.


The pop-up will run from April 7 through April 9 at 178 Ludlow Street. Reservations can be made online.