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A BLACK FOODIE Guide to Ottawa

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At BLACK FOODIE we believe the best way to experience a new city is to explore its local food scene beyond the tourist favourites. While […]

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The Sweet Sound of Success: How the Interac e-Transfer Platform is Helping Lignum Honey Soar

For Ken Benjamin of Lignum Honey, the sweet combination of customer engagement and online payments have propelled his business into unprecedented success.

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How Kahawa1893 is Leading the Coffee Revolution, One Brew at a Time

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Margaret Nyamumbo went from drinking coffee in college to stay awake to wondering why she wasn’t seeing her country’s roasts in the US. Now, her coffee brand Kahawa1893 is blazing a trail for other African food businesses looking to go global.

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Yes, You Still Need to Hire Black Creators

Before last summer’s protests, many of BLACK FOODIE’s industry peers and would-be clients declined to partner with the company, accusing them of focusing too much on race.

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Eat Black All Week Long with ByBlacks’ Restaurant Week

There’s no better way to spice up your week than with delicious food from a Black-owned restaurant. Thanks to ByBlacks, this week, it’s easier than ever to do so!

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The Inspiring True Story of the Neale Ice Cream Empire

Guava-passionfruit, creamy rum raisin, and tasty pineapple-coconut are just a few of the delicious flavours blazing a trail across Canadian freezers by family-owned ice-cream company, […]

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Why Dacyion Reid Hasn’t Let the Pandemic Scare Her

Running Dacy’s Gourmet Kitchen during the pandemic has meant new business and return customers thanks to the ease-of-use provided by Interac e-Transfer.

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BLACK FOODIE Week – A Taste of the Diaspora

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September 20-27th will mark the first annual BLACK FOODIE Week; a celebration of Black food culture in Toronto.

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17 Amazing Brands that’ll Make Your Picnic Pop

Picnics are the new brunch — make yours one to remember with products and services from these incredible Black-owned businesses.

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New family owned business brings Teff-Ethiopian superfood grain to market

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of eating Ethiopian/Eritrean food, then chances are you’ve tried Teff. Teff is a grain native to Ethiopia that is […]

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