Ask a British person for their favourite place to have a meal out, and they are just as likely to name a Chinese or an Indian restaurant as a fish and chip shop. But nowadays food from other parts of the world is becoming very fashionable in the United Kingdom - including cuisine from Africa. West Africa Cooks have discovered that there are plenty of tasty and authentic African foods in London as supper club restaurateurs are helping to develop a positive image of Africa in the minds of the city's diners.
Thinking of starting your own business? Well if you can cook African, Caribbean or Southern and Soul food here are three reasons why you should start a supper club.
Three reasons why you should take up a traders stall at Spitalfields in May 2016
- The glass ceiling, diversity and inclusion at your work in positions of power in management. Frustrated? See Hollywood boycott, #blacklivesmatter, the gender, ethnic pay gap and gender pricing
- No pension in your future, so start your life time business now. Build the future today. Never retire. Support your family with flexibility
- Real opportunities exist for first, second and third generation African and Caribbean entrepreneurs
Where can I find an African retailer? African retailers can be found across London, we've identified some of the biggest and best below. The following are the name, address and telephone number of retailers. These retailers are selling African afro Caribbean foods, cosmetics, snacks, drinks, spices, wines, condiments assorted groceries. They are in the African, Nigerian and Ghanaian grocery market with a shop and could have an store online too where you can save time and money with internet shopping.
African food events, feasts, festivals, carnivals and celebrations; popups supper clubs and lunch clubs; Nigerian, Ghanaian, Senegalese, Sierra Leone/Liberian and Eritrean. I have attended many events in the year 2015. I attended five African pop-ups in November month so I am getting an idea of what is what. The question is what did I learn during my event visits? Well here is my feedback.
Munch Africa is an exciting new online platform which seeks to service our love of take-out food by offering home cooked African cuisine made with a very personal touch. The Munch Africa team are catering to homesick Africans first and second generation living in firstly American and now the United Kingdom - making meals from chefs and caterers of the motherlands Africa while also giving other foodies and diners a taste of Africa in the diaspora.
African-foodie time to go to supper clubs in London and review them. Here westafricacooks attended the Sierra Leonean And Liberian Supper Club Cham Cham @ HATCH Wednesday 11th November at 7.30pm @Hackney E9 East London,
The host for this event is Nims (Nimatu Owino). The food type is Sierra Leone and Liberian. The proceeds from some of the supper clubs was donated to an Ebola charity. nimsdin.com
So you are an adventurous eater, a foodie now wondering whether you will like other African foods away from the family heritage of say your parents of Nigeria or you have never tried African cooking but you have sampled Indian. Well from Ghanaian street food to Ethiopian restaurants, African food is in London and it’s about to make its mark even bigger and better in November with a number of supper club events. Now this is the best time to try a new cuisine.
Pop Up Africa is an African Inspired Pop-Up events company. The aim of making the African retail and culinary industries more available to a broader audience resulted in the pop up events such as, 'Africa at Spitalfield's,' which after its launch in 2013 has seen stall holders take their brand from the market stall to the shelves of Tesco. Also the newly launched 'African Food and Drink Takeover' as part of Africa Utopia at the Southbank Centre.
Discovering African Cuisine in the Digital World
Regaining African cuisine's heritage with technology is what this event is all about. Technology makes food discovery easier than ever, yet still most ethnic cuisines remain relatively unknown. Why is ethnic food’s cultural heritage so poorly claimed? What if we celebrate how technology is putting ethnic cuisine on the move?