8 African Restaurants To Try During ByBlacks Restaurant Week 2023 Spring Edition

By Kade-Ann Davidson

Sponsored by ByBlacks.com Inc

ByBlacks Restaurant Week (BRW) 2023 Spring Edition (SE) is back and better than ever. This year, foodies across Canada are excited to explore the rich and diverse flavours of African cuisine.

The week-long event runs from May 15 to May 21, ByBlacks.com and will feature eight of the best African restaurants in the country, each with a unique and delicious menu that showcases the creativity and talent of Black Canadian chefs and entrepreneurs.

Whether you’re a fan of classic African dishes or you’re looking to try something new, these restaurants have something for everyone. Join in a week-long celebration of Black-Canadian cuisine and discover eight of the best African restaurants in the country.

Cuisine Type: Eritrean /Vegetarian | Dining Type: Take-out

Chic Peas Vegetarian Cuisine  is a restaurant in Toronto that offers a variety of vegetarian and vegan dishes inspired from Eritrean and Ethiopian foods. They also have meal plans, pop-up brunches and online cooking classes. Follow Chic Peas Vegetarian Cuisine on Instagram.

Address: 5210 Yonge St, Toronto, ON


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Cuisine Type: Nigerian | Dining Type: Dine-in & Take-out

Dalas African Cuisine specialises in authentic West African dishes. Their menu includes a wide range of meat and vegetarian options, such as jollof rice, fried plantains, and spicy goat meat stew.  Follow Dalas African Cuisine on Instagram.

Address: 759 Main Street, Moncton, NB

Cuisine Type: Nigerian | Dining Type: Dine-in & Take-out

Efty Dishes is on a mission to make African cuisine top of mind for Halifax residents, and satisfy each customer with affordable yet quality and delicious meals. Make sure to follow Effy Dishes on Instagram for a peek at what they have to offer.

Address:70 Lacewood Drive Halifax, NS


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Cuisine Type: Nigerian | Dining Type: Take-out

Take a culinary trip to Nigeria with Franyz Kitchen. Offering an authentic  Port-Harcourt style of Nigerian cuisine, Franyz menu includes a variety of dishes from barbecued fish, and plantains to peppered turkey wings and puff puff. Follow Franyz Kitchen on Instagram.

Address: 1000 Sackville Drive, Middle Sackville, NS


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Cuisine Type: Ghanaian | Dining Type: Take-out & Dine-in

Mary’s African Cuisine is more than just a restaurant, it’s a culinary journey through Ghana.  With Chef Mary at the helm, who has 30 years of experience, you’ll be in good hands when you dine at this Halifax gem. Follow Mary’s African Cuisine.

Address: 1701 Barrington St, Halifax, NS

Cuisine Type: African | Dining Type: Take-out

With a mission to celebrate the rich diversity of African cuisine and cultures from around the world, The Abibiman Project,  proudly showcases the incredible flavours and history of African cuisine. Follow The Abibiman Project on Instagram

Address: 930 St. Clair Ave. West, Toronto

Cuisine Type: Nigerian | Dining Type: Take-out

Travelling Dishes is a unique meal delivery and catering business that serves authentic Nigerian cuisine in Edmonton, Alberta and surrounding areas. Their passion for Nigerian cuisine is reflected in their motto “Come together, Eat Nigerian, leave with memories”. This passion is evident in their offering of cooking classes, wholesale products, and a menu featuring a variety of Nigerian dishes such as jollof rice, egusi soup, and more.

Call, Text, or WhatsApp +1-587-501-2852 to order and Follow Travelling Dishes on Instagram.

Cuisine Origin: Ghanaian | Dining Type: Takeout & Dine-In

Zule Eats is a Ghanaian restaurant located in the heart of Toronto, Ontario, that prides itself on bringing the bold and unique flavours of West African cuisine to the city. Zule Eats offers a menu that blends traditional recipes with modern twists and delivers on providing a taste of Ghanaian cuisine. Follow Zule Eats on Instagram

Address: 2760 Howard Avenue, Windsor, ON


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ByBlacks Restaurant Week 2023 Spring Edition will feature an exciting lineup of Black-owned restaurants from all across Canada. Whether you’re in the mood for Caribbean cuisine, southern soul food, or traditional African food, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Check out ByBlacks’ growing list of participating restaurants here, and support Black-owned restaurants in your province.