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The East African Food Store


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Experience Delicious East African Food

Are you from East Africa? Do you miss the recipes of your childhood? Are you looking for ingredients to prepare your favorite delicacies? At Chakula Tamu, we carry vegetables, spices, and curries from East Africa so you can enjoy traditional dishes at home.

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About Us

Enjoying your favorite food can be hard when you move halfway around the world. Finding special ingredients to make the recipes you grew up with in your home country can take some work. If you've been craving traditional dishes from East Africa, but aren't sure where to find authentic ingredients, visit Chakula Tamu in Toronto, Ontario.

Our family emigrated from Uganda to Canada, but we could not find our food in our new country. We wanted to find a way to get ingredients for our favorite Ugandan recipes, so we opened Chakula Tamu in our new hometown.

Chakula Tamu imports and retails East African food. We specialize in importing green cooking bananas, or "matooke," in our language, which are a staple in East African cooking. Many of our customers are people from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, and Congo. By bringing a taste of Africa to you, we will make you feel right at home.

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Thank you for your interest. Please reach out with questions or comments using the information below. We look forward to hearing from you.

(437) 370-2760

Hours of Operation
Wednesday–Sunday, 1:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

1690 Eglinton Avenue W
Toronto, ON M6E 2H5 

Service Area
The Greater Toronto Area/ a 150-km Radius of Toronto, ON

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