"With food imports from Algeria to Zimbabwe, DeChosen really does have you covered from A to Z. Originally a home-based business, Regina Oluwadairo’s market opened its first retail location 12 years ago and has been serving Alberta’s African community familiar foods like plantains, cassava root and Maggi brand items since then. Beyond the art and accessories that make up the front of the shop, the shelves are lined with ready-made soup spices, coffee beans, legumes and more. The back freezer is filled with imported frozen fare like smoked shrimp, goat meat, oxtail and a variety of fish from the continent. DeChosen also has its own brand of products, including palm oil, wheat flour, peanuts, rice, cassava fufu and flour that Oluwadairo has selected on her trips to Africa. If you don’t know what to do with all your African ingredients, Oluwadairo’s cookbook, West African Dishes The Easy Way, is sure to give you some ideas worth eating." –A.G.
Source: Taste the World: 4 Ethnic Markets in Calgary, Avenue Magazine Calgary
6800 Memorial Drive NE, Unit 116, Calgary, Alberta T2A 6V3, Canada