Toronto is known for its multicultural demographic, and that's what makes the city's food scene amazing. There are tons of Black-owned restaurants in Toronto that contribute to the incredible flavours of the city's dining options. We've put together a list of 11 that you can order from right now.
With the help of curbside pickup, take-out and delivery options, there are tons of ways you can enjoy these mouthwatering eats at home.
The food selections are wide, with flavours from Africa, the Caribbean, the U.S., and more.
There's also a lot more you can do to show your support. Choosing to shop at Black-owned businesses and donating to anti-racist organizations in Ontario are some of the ways that you can make a difference in your local community right now.
But first, let's eat. Check out some special noteworthy spots below.
Cuisine: Jamaican/Italian fusion
Address: 61 Kensington Ave., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Rasta Pasta offers your favourite home-cooked dishes like jerk chicken and ackee and saltfish, but adds a unique twist by blending Jamaican and Italian culture.
Address: 1408 Danforth Ave., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: They're open late and have take-out and delivery options so you can grab some authentic East African comfort food whenever you want.
Beach Hill Smoke House
Cuisine: Southern BBQ
Address: 172 Main St., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: This Texas-BBQ spot in Toronto offers delivery options as well as take-out, weekly specials, and a good helping of southern hospitality.
Ital Vital Vegan
Cuisine: Caribbean Vegan
Address: 741 Pharmacy Ave., Scarborough, ON
Why You Need To Go: This place in Scarborough is 100% vegan and is open seven days a week. They serve super colourful, packed plates and are currently offering take-out.
Dirty Bird Chicken + Waffles
Cuisine: Southern/Canadian Fusion
Address: 79 Kensington Ave., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: This decadent comfort food spot serves up fried chicken on waffles with a Canadian twist. They have delivery app options and take-out.
Cuisine: Gourmet Comfort Food
Address: 905 King St. W., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: This laid back spot puts a twist on comfort food fare. They have artisanal eats like a Moroccan lamb burger and penne alla vodka, and offer curbside pickup options.
Address: 399 Keele St., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: This gourmet Jamaican spot is still open and you can just call or go online to place an order. They even offer grocery items like frozen cooked oxtail and jerk seasoning.
Address: 869 Bloor St. W., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: This restaurant near Ossington offers colourful Ethiopian fare and is open for delivery and pickup. They have specials online and even serve breakfast.
Cuisine: Caribbean and Cajun
Address: 699 Danforth Ave., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: This Caribbean/Cajun fusion with a kick has vegan and vegetarian options like jerk corn and pimento spinach dip and offers food delivery and take-out.
Cuisine: Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches
Address: 300 Richmond St. W., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: They have a huge array of specialty sandwiches with both veggie and meat options and are open for pickup. Their go-to order is the Cheese Steak, topped with American cheese and hot sauce that's made in-house.
Why You Need To Go: They offer a variety of gourmet patties and Caribbean meals and are 100% vegan. All you have to do is DM them on Instagram to place a pre-order.