Taste The Diaspora

Taste the Diaspora Detroit was created to celebrate Africa’s contribution to American cuisine in highlighting the food of the African Diaspora.

Each week of Black History Month honors a specific cuisine: from Africa to the Caribbean to the Americas. Local chefs partnered with Black farmers and food makers to masterfully curate dishes to be sold as a shoebox lunch, a nod to food boxes used by African American travelers during the Jim Crow era.

This initiative is in support of Black restaurants, chefs, farmers, and food makers and to grow community across the local food system.