Van City has the African diaspora amongst its Black Canadian population. And Harambe, which means “all pull together” in Swahili, brings friends and family together to experience traditional Ethiopian. Ask for the Chef’s Special, and have that spongey, pancake-like injera bread topped with a shared platter of greatest hits you can eat with your hands: Yebeg Wot, Doro Wot and Alitcha Wot with assorted vegetarian dishes.

Harambe, which means “all pull together” in Swahili, brings friends and family together to experience traditional Ethiopian.

The making of Ethiopian flavors, specifically the aromatic stews, are a rich alchemy born out of trade with Asia, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean. One bite at Harambe and your mouth goes places.


Where to picnic ⎸Nearby at the restful, little McSpadden Park (Vibemap Tip: no facilities here, plan ahead!)

After ⎸Grab a Malted Milk Choco at Elephant Garden Creamery and people watch along The Drive (Commercial Drive), one of Vancouver's most happening streets.

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