New Pan-African restaurant in Hamilton has grand opening this weekend

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Published November 11, 2021 at 6:43 pm

The culinary artists behind Afro-licious apparently believe Nov. 13 is auspicious.

The new Pan-African restaurant in downtown Hamilton will hold a grand opening on Saturday afternoon from 5 to 7 p.m. in its location at 46 James St. N., just south of Rebecca Street. The family-owned business is promising, “Afro-Canadian street food in a classy African styled restaurant setup.”

As it gets up and running, Afro-licious is banking on being a spot for all three meals of the day. The breakfast menu includes items such as spiced porridge, mandazi and mahamri (a traditional East African doughnut), and braaibroodjie, which is a grilled cheese sandwich with chutney.

The restauranteurs also offering catering and large take-away family-style platters. Afrolicious’ injera family platter includes a meatless option.

Hamilton is a competitive and diverse market for African and Afro-Caribbean Canadian restaurants. Afrolicious is just a couple doors down from Taste of Lagos, a Nigerian restaurant with a brick-and-mortar location at 54 James St. N.

Calabar Kitchen (2 King St. W., inside Jackson Square mall), Wass Ethopian Restaurant (207 James St. S.) and Temmy’s Kitchen (303 York Blvd.) a few of the other African restaurants that are gaining a foothold with Hamilton foodies.

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