Growing up in Conakry, Guinea, brothers Mohammed and Rahim Diallo always spent their money on one thing from the street vendors outside school whenever the lunch bell rang: Ginjan, a spicy ginger-based drink that also incorporates the flavors of pineapple, lemon, vanilla, anise and cane sugar. After moving to the United States as teenagers, and discovering that Ginjan was largely unknown here, the two began the hard work of formulating the drink for the international market. Now graduates of the Hot Bread Kitchen incubator program at La Marqueta, the Ginjan Bros. (as they are now known) drink is now in more than 90 markets across the New York metro area, including Whole Foods. They are now opening their first brick-and-mortar location in the historic Corn Exchange Building, adjacent to the 125th Street Harlem Metro-North station and our community plaza.

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81 East 125th Street (in the Corn Exchange Building, at Park Avenue)

Mondays-Fridays, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturdays-Sundays, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. &