About Us



At SAMBUXA NYC, we individually hand wrap sambuxas with diverse fillings from sweet to savory. "Taste is in the fold." Our Sambuxas have multiple thin layers, adding to the crisp. A unique blend of East African, Caribbean and Middle Eastern heritage, inspires fresh, tasty fillings. The Sambuxas, commonly known as Samosas are usually served when guests visit (meaning constantly) or at weddings and holiday celebrations. Our work is influenced by the generations of women and their hosting of catered events that left guests talking for days.

Every culture has it’s Sambuxa! Whether you want to call it Samosa, Sambusa, Sambusak, Fayter, Patties, Empanada, Meat pie, Dimpling, Piroshki or Spanakopita, filled pastry baked or fried is an international favorite. 

 We want to be the introduction for Sudanese dishes to the New York food scene. Sudanese cuisine has a very unique flavors pairings and is it’s influence from across the African continent, the Middle East as well as the Mediterranean. Sudan’s different regions bring one of a kind tastes to the food scene with rare dried spices, seeds, roots and fruits unique to Sudan.

Itfadallu! As we say in Sudan, we welcome you to join us on this beautiful introduction to our nations food. We have just launched in March 2018 and serve our samosas as well as a variety of Sudanese dishes at various events around New York City. We offer a variety of meat based, vegetarian as well as vegan fillings suitable for anyone’s pallet. 



Gladys Shahtou

Gladys Shahtou


About The Founder

I'm Gladys and was born in Khartoum, Sudan. I grew up in Zurich, Switzerland and have always had a passion for cooking. I consider New York home, as I spent nearly all my summers and winter holidays in this city. Food and culture are synonymous to New York. Throughout my college education and holding various jobs,  I always wanted to pursue a food business. New York is fortunately the perfect place to pursue the dream of bring traditional Sudanese recipes that I grew up eating to the World (New York's International Community).