Guide to Black-Owned Restaurants to Support in Edmonton

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Note: this is a guest blog post from Alanna Morton. Learn more about Alanna at the bottom of the post.

People often say, “no politics at the dinner table,” but food itself is political. The food we eat reflects our heritage, culture, shared history, and even our economic status. Food is also comfort, creativity, poetry, and an escape. But now more than ever, what we can’t escape is the reality that systemic racism has been oppressing marginalized communities for decades (not only in the United States, but right here in Canada). It’s time to invite conversations about politics, social justice, and yes – racism, to the dinner table. It’s time to find comfort in a delicious meal, while speaking about things that make us uncomfortable.

I grew up in Beaumont and as a kid, one of the highlights of trips into Edmonton was making pit stops for great food. One of our family favourites was Irie Foods (and still is)! My dad always asked for fresh patties, no matter how long the wait. It was always worth it. Ten year old me would tell you ketchup is the only way to enjoy a hot Jamaican patty. Today, I think they’re perfect just the way they are.

Many are looking for ways to help amplify BIPOC voices, support the Black Lives Matter movement, and be a good ally. If you’re still unsure, check out Linda’s last newsletter. But please remember, when the hashtags fade away and new posts replace the black squares, Black owned businesses will still need your support.

So, next time you’re ordering food, consider one of these (delicious) Black owned establishments:

Guide to Black-Owned Restaurants to Support in the Edmonton Area

Note: this is not a definitive guide, and can always be added to! If you’d like to add a Black-owned restaurant or food-related business in the Edmonton area, please email to be added to the directory.

Guide to Black Owned Restaurants Food in Edmonton
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This guide was last updated on June 13, 2020 and is listed in alphabetical order.

Restaurants, Bars, Cafes or Grocery Stores

featuring over 50 establishments!

Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant & Bar
Ethiopian
10810 95 Street, Edmonton
Website | Blog Review

Allegro Italian Kitchen
Italian Cuisine
Multiple locations in Edmonton
Website | Facebook

Angelique’s African Cuisine
West African Cuisine
Website | Instagram

 

Awash Ethiopian Restaurant
Ethiopian/African Cuisine 
12952 118 Ave, Edmonton 
Website | Facebook | Instagram

A Yah Mi Deh Restaurant
Jamaican Cuisine
4435 118 Ave, Edmonton
Website | FacebookInstagram

Banaadiri Xamereey Restaurant
Somalian Cuisine
11732 95 St, Edmonton
Website 

Bete Africa Ethiopian Restaurant
Ethiopian
9570 111 Ave, Edmonton
Website | Facebook

Big Jerkk
Caribbean Cuisine
10571 114 St, Edmonton
Website | Facebook

Guide to Black Owned Restaurants Food in Edmonton
ZilZil beef tibs with injera at Awash Ethiopian Restaurant.

Blue Nile Restaurant
Ethiopian Cuisine
11019 107 Ave, Edmonton
Website | Facebook

Blue’s Java Bar
Cafe
5010 106 Ave
Facebook

Café Zansi
Online Cafe
Cakes & Desserts
Website | Instagram

Caribbean Finest
Caribbean Food
11845 Wayne Gretzky Dr, Edmonton
Website | Facebook

Chefmon’s Caribbean Grill
Jamaican
At The Bountiful Farmer’s Market
Website | Facebook

Eleanor & Laurent
French Pastries & Desserts
10926 88 Ave, Edmonton
Website | Facebook

Family Injera and Restaurant
Ethiopian Cuisine
8612 118 Ave, Edmonton
Website | Facebook

Fartun Cultural Cuisine
East African Cuisine
9411 118 Ave, Edmonton
Website

Good Eats Cuisine
Caribbean Fusion
Mobile Delivery Service
Website | Instagram

Habesha African Market
African / Caribbean Fine Foods Convenience / Grocery Store
10720 107 Ave, Edmonton
Website | Facebook | Instagram

Hummingbird Bakery & Events
*no website, no address
Pastries & Baked Goods
Facebook

Irie Foods
Jamaican
2807 Millwoods Rd, Edmonton
Website | Facebook | Instagram

 

Guide to Black Owned Restaurants Food in Edmonton
Pre-pandemic sharing spread with friends at Walia in Edmonton.

Islands Best Kitchen
* couldn’t find an address
Haitian and Jamaican Cuisine
Instagram | Facebook

Island Grill
Jamaican Cuisine
15203 Stony Plaid Rd, Edmonton
Website | Facebook

Kasoa Tropical Food Market
Specialty African and Caribbean Products
9340 118 Ave, Edmonton North
9062 51 Ave, Edmonton South
Website

Kiifa Foods
Afro-Soul Fusion
Catering / Delivery
Instagram | Facebook

Koultures Afro-Continental Restaurant
West African Cuisine
8803 118 Ave, Edmonton
Website | Facebook

Langano Skies
Ethiopian Food
9920 82 Ave, Edmonton
Website | Facebook | Instagram

Lock Stock Coffee
Coffee, Pastries & Sandwiches
10534 Jasper Ave, Edmonton
Website | Facebook | Instagram

Mama Asha Café
African
11745 95 St, Edmonton
Website | Facebook | Instagram

Monamie Resto
13427 Fort Rd, Edmonton
Website | Facebook | Instagram

Mumbai Dakar
Indian & African Cuisine
4322 118 Ave, Edmonton
Website | Facebook

Old Beverly Café
Burgers & Sandwiches
3908 118 Ave, Edmonton
Website | Facebook | Instagram

Paradise Grill
Jamaican Cuisine
Food Truck (Edmonton)
Website | Facebook

Guide to Black Owned Restaurants Food in Edmonton
There's lots of great options for Jamaican patties in the city.

Red Star
Italian
10534 Jasper Ave, Edmonton
Website | Facebook | Instagram

Safron’s Caribbean Delight
Caribbean Cuisine
8155 112 Ave, Edmonton
Website | Facebook

Sambusa Hut
11719 46 St, Edmonton
Website | Facebook

Samosa House
African Cuisine
9405 118 Avenue

ShareTea
Bubble Tea
Edmonton City Centre Mall
Instagram

Sinit African Restaurant & Bar
African Cuisine
10708 98 St, Edmonton
Website

Smoothie Basics
Plant Based Smoothies
11219 Jasper Ave, Edmonton
Website | Facebook | Instagram

Sugarbowl
10922 88 Ave, Edmonton
Bistro / Neighborhood Pub
Website | Facebook

Sunset Reggae Kitchen
Caribbean Cuisine
15608 103 Ave, Edmonton
Website | Facebook

The Bower
Bar/Snacks
10538 Jasper Ave, Edmonton
Website | Facebook | Instagram

The Greenhouse
Health Food Eatery
8623 112 St, Edmonton
Website | Facebook

The French Creperie
Authentic French Crepes
20031 46 Ave, Edmonton
Website | Facebook | Instagram

Note: The French Creperie is donating 15% of all orders in June to Black Health Alliance Canada. Their mission is “reduce the racial disparities in health outcomes and promote the health and wellbeing for people from the diverse Black communities in Canada, with emphasis on the broad determinants of health, including racism.”

The Mareeg Cafe & Restaurant
African Cuisine
9420 118 Avenue

Tirasmisu Bistro
Modern Italian Cuisine
10750 124 St, Edmonton
Website | Facebook | Instagram 

Tomi Buka
African Cuisine
Catering
Instagram

Walia Ethio Eritrean Restaurant
Ethiopian
10875 98 Street, Edmonton
note: Walia used to be on 124 St. but has moved to 98 St.
Website | Facebook | Blog Review

Zembaba 2 Restaurent & Bar
Ethiopian & Somali Cuisine
12520 118 Ave, Edmonton
Website | Facebook

Zuhur Restaurant
East African Cuisine
10728 107 Ave, Edmonton
Website | Facebook

Guide to Black Owned Restaurants Food in Edmonton
Big portions big flavour at Mama Asha Cafe on 118 Avenue.

Food Products

Mojo Jojo Pickles
Preserved foods (pickles, ketchup, jelly, relish, shrubs) 
Edmonton-based, products in Western Canada
Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter

Guide to Black Owned Restaurants Food in Edmonton
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There’s really no shortage of delicious food in Edmonton, and great options for supporting Black-owned restaurants/businesses.

There have been some great social media posts recommending Black-owned restaurants to support.

Some of them were used in research for this blog. Those posts include: @obamakun, @lilybeam_ & @ashsdoesfood.

You can also check out this AfroBiz Edmonton directory for more Black-owned businesses.

This guide was developed by guest blogger Alanna Morton. 

Alanna works as a marketing professional, supporting local businesses in Edmonton.

On her own time, she enjoys baking and experimenting with all things dough – pastries, bread & pizza. Outside of the kitchen, she enjoys: film, plants, cats, and urban exploration, like Linda’s Instagrammable Wall tours!

If you’d like to suggest additions to the Guide, please send an email!

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