A BIPOC virtual pop-up is happening in Vancouver this month

Nov 12 2020, 10:03 pm

The BIPOC virtual pop-up is back, and this time, it’s holiday-themed.

The online holiday market will offer customers food, art, and self-care items made by local BIPOC food businesses.

Launching November 20, at 9 am this pop-up will run until November 22, at 8 pm. Until then, you can browse the items they will be offering on their website ahead of time.

Pick up for the orders will be on November 28, from 10 am to 2 pm at Coho Commissary Strathcona (1370 E Georgia St, Vancouver).

Here are the vendors you’ll be able to shop once the virtual market launches:

Agbulos Art
Guntaj Deep Singh: Art Sentiments
Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley
Parirala Prints
Beauty Secrets of Japan
Agrestal Bakeshop
Elbo Patties
Kapé Philippine Coffee
Kula Kitchen
Leavenly Goods
Living Lotus
Limited Edition Hampers
Luv The Grub
Marie’s Guilt-Free Bakery
Metis Bannock Queen
Modus Coffee
Primal Sisters: Louis Pasture Pork Crisps
River Select
Salty Cabbage Kimchi
Shorba Bone Broth
Sriracha Revolver
Tality Kombucha
The Dumpling King
The Phamily Table
The Indian Pantry

Together, Ariela Badenas (Tempea Natural Foods), Mithalee Rawat (Shorba Bone Broth), Anika Makim Talwalkar (The Indian Pantry, and Avneet Takhar) launched the BIPOC Foods Vancouver start-up in July 2020.

The initiative was created to raise awareness of BIPOC food businesses and to highlight their integral existence in Vancouver as cultural and flavourful food outlets.

“Our aim was to put a spotlight on them, so more people could learn about their origins, and try their delicious food, knowing that their money would be supporting a
BIPOC business,” said Avneet Takhar.

“We achieved success and the knowledge that people wanted this venture to continue, hence making a recurrence for the festive season, and future pop-ups.”

A portion of the holiday pop-up’s sales will go to Indigenous organization Gidimt’en Yintah Access, so be sure to mark your calendar and shop this event.

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