Black History Month is a wonderful reason to celebrate the culture and tastes of Toronto’s Black community. With influences from the Caribbean, Africa and beyond, Toronto is home to warm and wonderful dishes that honour the heritage of our Black Chefs.

Likewise, from doubles to patties to pasta and more, there’s always a dish and flavour to explore.


Sheryl’s Island Grill is a favourite takeout and catering spot on Eglinton West. Sheryl’s recipes are cherished by this little Jamaican community, a tight-knit pocket that’s been hit hard by the ongoing TTC construction. Explore Sheryl’s handcrafted juices, spicy curries and especially, her jerk chicken.

3030 Dundas West is the west-end hotspot by Young Animal. Live music and craft beers are perfect pairings for Chef Adisa Glasgow, who hails from Trinidad and Tobago. His menu features not only Oxtail Risotto but Alloo Pie and Doubles.


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Amanda Hamer- Boukan EdibleBliss

First opening as EdibleBliss, Amanda’s union with Boukan is going strong. Boukan EdibleBliss is an eclectic space that boasts weekend brunches with bands. Signature dishes like Jamaican Rum Cheesecake Bites are super popular and, consequently, sell out frequently. This sunny space is, indeed, a sure cure for the winter blues.

Dining at SugarKane Restaurant is like taking a trip to the tropics. Also located on The Danforth, SugarKane has been recognized as one of Toronto’s top destinations for food and live music. Friday nights feature beats from a variety of musicians. Caribbean and Cajun food intermingle seamlessly. Up next, a sweet Valentine’s Day singles dating event held, obviously, on February 14th.

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SugarKane’s addictive Jerk Corn is a fave

Simone’s Caribbean Restaurant has been a hotspot on Danforth Ave for over a decade. Their menu features many traditional Jamaican dishes, like Cod Fish Fritters, Johnny Cakes in addition to Goat Curry. Simone’s also offers delivery via food apps in addition to indoor dining.

All images by Libby Roach. Did we miss your favourite spot? Let us know in the comments below.