BIPOC Foods Virtual Pop-Up Happening This Friday
BIPOC Foods Van is a pop-up market that launched in July 2020 and is back again for the holiday edition this Friday. Cooked up by four WOC, Ariela Badenas of Tempea, Mithalee Rawat of Shorba Bone Broth, Anika Makim Talwalkar, photographer at The Indian Pantry and Avneet Takhar, a foodie originally from London, this is a start-up that supports local food vendors and for the festive season, they’ve also added art, self-care, discounted Coho Coffee gift cards and limited edition hampers to the line-up!
They began the initiative to raise awareness of BIPOC food businesses to highlight their integral existence in Vancouver as cultural and flavourful food outlets. The aim was to put a spotlight on them, so more people could learn about their origins, and try their delicious food, knowing that their money would be contributing to the BIPOC community.
Many of the vendors give back to vulnerable minority groups, partner with NGOs, use fairtrade operations, sustainable/ environmentally-enriching practises and maintain strong local ties, by using local ingredients.
HOW IT WORKS: Browse the website for now to make a holiday list, then shop from 9am on Friday, November 20-22. Purchases will be made online and pick-ups will ensue the following week on Saturday, November 28 at Coho Commissary, Strathcona (1370 E Georgia St) from 10am – 2 pm. There will be a 10% off discount on Friday 20, using the code: BIPOCFRIDAY.
5% of all sales will be donated to Indigenous organization, Yintah Access.