Best African Restaurant in Burlington, ON
If asked the majority of people would agree that they’ve heard of the “Mediterranean diet.” A diet consisting of vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, legumes, potatoes, whole grains, bread, herbs, spices, fish, seafood, and extra virgin olive oil. Red meat is eaten, but very sparingly. This diet is known for weight loss and longevity but has been known to help with chronic health conditions like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer, and dementia.
Although the Mediterranean diet is more well known if you substitute olive oil for palm or peanut oil it is the exact same as the African diet. In African culture, especially in the more rural areas, the staples of everyday eating were vegetables, fruit, legumes, potatoes, whole grains, chicken from the backyard, freshly caught fish, and a wealth of herbs and spices for flavor. It was mainly plant-based and high in fiber.
The Love of African Cooking
What makes African cuisine so delicious, hearty, and healthy is the love and nothing processed. It’s the time it takes to marinate those herbs and spices in the food and then slowly cook it so all the flavors marry together to create a beautiful dish. It’s the use of fresh, in season, fruits and vegetables. It’s about not being in a hurry either in the process of cooking or the enjoyment of the feast.
We’ve all heard the phrase “we eat with our eyes first,” and nobody does it better than African cuisine. From the vibrant colors of the fresh tropical fruit and food to the plate presentation. It’s a work of art. Eating is a celebration, a time to commune with friends and family. It’s a whole vibe. It’s more than just nourishment for the body, it’s nourishment for the soul.
If you’re looking for a new and unique spot to discover with a good vibe, great food, and even a little live music then you need to experience Afrolicious. It is the newest and hottest spot in Hamilton. Food is to die for and the atmosphere is like none other. If you haven’t tried it yet, why not? Looking for a great place to destress after work and to let loose with a couple of friends on a Friday night? Come see us at Afrolicious! We can’t wait to see you!