Injera + Chill: A party For the Culture

What started as a pop-up event and meet-up series celebrating East African food has now grown into one of the dopest events #Fortheculture. Injera and Chill made a come back this summer in Toronto where 200+ East African foodies and food lovers with a taste for our cuisine came through to celebrate our food, music and culture.

It was amazing to see my peers enjoy themselves, eat good and finally be at a party where it was cool to smell like Berbere and eat with your hands. Injera + Chill created space for folks like me  in the African diaspora to connect with our food and the folks who make it. We introduced our guests to some awesome Ethiopian/ Eritrean food businesses while they enjoyed the event.

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Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant, a favourite restaurant located on the Danforth in Toronto came through with a delicious Ethiopian buffet. From a spicy key wot  to Misir and sambusas, they had us coming back up for seconds.


While Buna kept guests entertained with a live outdoor coffee ceremony. They also served up a special Tej inspired cocktail that was an immediate crowd pleaser! They have a cafe dedicated solely to coffee and the love of it on Queen West so you can enjoy the ceremony or a bite of injera at Nunu their restaurant next door anytime.

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Tib Tib House of Tea kept our guests refreshed with their special iced African inspired teas.  Learn more about Tib Tib Tea and their mission to change the tea world here.

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Boon Boona joined us again this summer with their special iced Ethiopian coffee. Learn more about this East African owned coffee biz here.

Finally we ended the party with a sweet treat provided by Shikor Cupcakes.

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We also want to give a big shout out to our Black Foodie team, event planner Eden Zeweldi,  photographers Soko + Leilah and videographer Bernardson.

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