There's a lot more you can do to show solidarity with the Black community than showing up at rallies. For one, you can eat some damn good food. This list of Calgary Black-owned businesses is full of bucket-list-worthy eats you have to try.
Calgary is full of delicious and totally diverse dishes that few ever seek to try. From eating Nigerian cuisine with your hands to tearing into zingy jerk chicken and oxtails, these spots are tasty.
In my opinion, food is one of the best ways to experience new cultures. Sampling all these amazing and diverse cuisines really gives you a feel for how diverse and delicious of a city Calgary is.
These restaurants will take you on a culinary tour of Africa, the Caribbean, and more all without leaving your city.
And, a ton of them also do takeout, so you won't even need to leave your house to experience all of Calgary's different cultures.
Address: 4129 4 St. N.W., Calgary, AB
Why You Need To Go: Try out their delicious African signature meal or pair their jollof rice with any meat. Both promise a flavour explosion.
Krazy Jerk Restaurant
Address: 1715 52 St. S.E., Calgary, AB
Why You Need To Go: This delicious restaurant is family-owned and operated by Jamaicans. They told Narcity their jerk chicken and oxtail is a favourite dish for many.
Cuisine: Ethiopian & Eritrean
Address: 910 12 Ave. S.W., Calgary, AB
Why You Need To Go: If you're out to try something different, this is the place to go. Make sure you try the mahiberawi, they told Narcity it's the go-to dish for newcomers.
Yegna Ethiopian Restaurant
Address: #100 3515 – 17 Ave. S.E., Calgary, AB
Why You Need To Go: I personally love Ethiopian food and this place definitely won't disappoint. They didn't respond in time for publication, but I'd love to try their zilzil tibs.
Address: 255 28 St. S.E. #100, Calgary, AB
Why You Need To Go: This Tanzanian-owned restaurant serves up authentic and mouthwatering delicacies to try. They told us it's hard to go wrong with most of their menu.
Address: 1510 6th St. S.W., Calgary, AB
Why You Need To Go: With delicious foods out of Jamaica and the Caribbean, you can't go wrong here. They told us their jerk chicken is super popular, but don't miss out on their patties either.
Joycee's Caribbean Foods
Address: 630 1 Ave. N.E., Calgary, AB
Why You Need To Go: With a great homemade-feel and flavourful, casual eats, hit up this Jamaican spot for a delicious meal that packs a punch.