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