A Black Foodie’s Guide to the NBA All Star Game Weekend in the 6

The All Star Games always draw out a crowd but this year is a very special year- the games are finally being hosted in the NORTH! Yes, we made it! I along with most Torontonians across the city have been anticipating this for months. If you’re visiting from out of town, beyond catching the games, parties and celebrities- make sure you get a chance to get a taste of the 6! Here are some of our suggestions:

Caribbean Food 

If this is your first time in the city, you need to know that Toronto has a huge Caribbean population- and their food is amazing! From Jamaican to Haitian to Trini cuisine- you can get a taste of the islands here. So  whether it’s jerk chicken or doubles you need to have some!

For a Trini inspired meal try Wind Up Restaurant:
Coconut Shrimp

Windup Restaurant

382 College St, Toronto, ON

For some bomb Jamaican food- you must Try Simones Restaurant


Simones Restaurant

596 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON

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African Food 

I suggest an Ethiopian meal while you’re here, it’s delicious, a unique experience and there are loads of vegan options. For a great Ethiopian Restaurant, try Ethiopiques Restaurant!
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Ethiopiques Restaurant

227 Church St, Toronto, ON

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Late Night Eats 

If you’re here for the game, then I’m sure you’re here for the parties too. Make sure you charge up after the club with a Canadian classic- poutine! A poutine is a delicious blend of fries, cheese curds and gravy! You can get a taste after the club at Smokes Poutinerie (open till 4 am).

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Smokes Poutinerie

203 Dundas St E, Toronto

Valentines Day Desserts 

This weekend is all about the game but if you’re celebrating Valentines with a special someone too, try Cafe Crepe. They make delicious sweet and savoury crepes!

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Cafe Crepe

246 Queen St W, Toronto, ON

If you’d like to get a bunch of delicious treats on the go try Don’t Call me a Cupcake.

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Don’t call me a cupcake

160 Baldwin Street, Unit 4, Toronto, ON

Exploring the City

Want a taste of Northern fried chicken and waffles then  head over to my favourite part of the city, Kensington Market. Here you’ll find several interesting and great restaurants like Dirty bird, one of the few spots in Toronto that serves Chicken and waffles with a twist.

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The Dirty Bird

79 Kensington Ave, Toronto, ON





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