- Lenny Mullins
- Mary's African Cuisine is a must-visit in downtown Halifax
It's always a good time to support Black-owned businesses, but with so many folks on social media looking for places to put their money where their mouth is, here are some of our favourites.
- LENNY MULLINS
- Delicious to go from Jamaica Lee Style
- IAN SELIG
- Brawta's Christine Allen (centre)
3Mary’s African Cuisine is a Barrington Street gem owned by Mary Nkrumah, whose West African “comfort food” ranges from jollof rice to grilled chicken and lamb curry. She also recently started offering “suya”-style barbecue platters, which include grilled beef, chicken and goat, severed with a special hot pepper rub, and sides of fried yams, potatoes or plantain.
4Hill’s Jamaican Jerk Sauce is owned by Paul Hill and available at grocery stores like Sobeys and Pete’s. Hill started the business in 2016 with a sauce he says is inspired by his African ancestry and “adapted and modified over hundreds of years as various cultures added their influence.” The sauce can be used on chicken, pork, lamb, fish or veggies.
- Snapd Dartmouth
- Dennis & Melissa, owners of Delectable Desserts
6Verano Halifax is owned by Adriana Gutierrez from Colombia, and her husband Eduardo Jaber, originally from Venezuela. They’ve got arepas, tacos, empanadas and more on their South American-inspired menu.
7MJ’s Eatery & Catering on the Bedford Highway has a variety of Caribbean food and also serves up all-day breakfast. You can order a burrito bowl, eggs benny, or a Caribbean breakfast of salt fish and ackee fruit. If you’re tired of cooking throughout the week, they also offer meal plans with a 6 meal minimum, with plates from chicken alfredo to glazed ham in a price range of $9 to $14.
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9Smooth Meal Prep is a North Preston-based business founded by Nevell Provo that brings “healthy meals and a healthy lifestyle,” to people. Chefs Karen Provo and Raemiah Dorrington bring their culinary experience, cooking meals from stuffed peppers to Greek chicken bowls.
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Correction: This list previously included Caribbean Bliss in Halifax’s north end, but the Jamaican barbecue spot isn’t Black-owned. We will include it on another list when more appropriate.