EatOkra’s Mission Is To Support Black-Owned Restaurants

In 2016, Anthony and Janique Edwards created EatOkra as two Brooklyn transplants who didn’t have the means to cook or store food.
Without a stove or refrigerator in their new apartment, the husband-wife duo sought out spaces that were inviting, familiar, and brimming with the food they loved or would grow to love.

Immersing themselves in their new community, the co-founders explored ways to support local Black businesses and champion the vibrant, cultural voices of their neighborhood, eventually planting the seed for EatOkra.

Behind The Name

At the core of EatOkra is the okra plant, which honors the heritage and history of the African Diaspora. Okra was a plant first brought over from West Africa during the slave trade. Today, it’s a staple in dishes across the African Diaspora, traditionally used as a binding agent in Black comfort foods.

EatOkra‘s purpose is to create digital spaces that inspire the larger community and Black business owners, enabling them to spread their wings and embrace their visions for tomorrow.

EatOkra’s mission is to support a vibrant community of consumers and business owners that honors and preserves the culinary heritage and history of the African diaspora.

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