Kellie Asante was introduced to vegan eating and nutrition and was captivated, but found one of the biggest hurdles was that the food did not taste like “home”. She concluded that there was a need for vegan Afro-centred restaurants, cooking classes, and products in the Greater Toronto Area — and so Afrobeets was born! Kellie will be sharing with us her unique plant-based Afro-centred dishes. Yendidi (let’s eat)!
Fried sweet plantain seasoned with a bold mix of moor pepper (aka grains of Selim or kimba pepper), onions, ginger, cayenne and cloves. Served with roasted peanuts.
Jollof Rice $12
A fragrant and robust rice stewed in a spicy tomato based sauce, mmire (mushroom) kebab with a West African-inspired barbecue seasoning dry rub (sunflower suya), and a creamy sunflower seed & mixed greens slaw.
Sweet Potato Pie $5
Decadent sweet potato pie served with coconut whipped cream
Afrobeets is a company on a mission to shake up the perception of vegan food by creating mouthwatering food that excites, broadens, and inspires your palate and mind. With its roots grounded in the cuisines of Africa and Diaspora and it’s inception sparked by the needs and imaginations of real people, Afrobeets provides contemporary Vegan-Africana cuisine that is both innovative and necessary. Through curated food events, providing catering services, and crafting devourables, Afrobeets makes wholesome delicious food that makes you taste the rhythm.
Every Friday The Depanneur is an ‘open mic’ night for culinary talent in TO, where we invite guest cooks, amateur or professional, to come and make their favourite dishes.