It’s a community rooted in a shared love for Black food and deep relationships. When we prepare for Sunday dinner, it is our beloved grandmother passing down soul food recipes and whispering her experiences of pain and triumph in our ear. The Black culture, planted in story and shared lived experience, is intertwined with the civil rights movement and equity in the U.S. and we want to speak truth to that past.
We want to allow space for our businesses to have a voice and say,
EatOkra’s mission is to spread the news about this rich, vibrant community to inform, encourage connections, and nurture lasting relationships. We are here to lift business owners, chefs, and trailblazers up off the page with our mobile app and online platform, and through their stories, celebrate food as the centerpiece of Black joy.
The Okra plant is at the core of our brand to honor the culinary heritage and history of the African diaspora and symbolize comfort to Black communities nationwide. There are five seeds in an okra pod, and each represents one of EatOkra's brand values:
EatOkra‘s purpose is to create spaces that inspire the larger community and Black business owners, allowing them to spread their wings and embrace their vision for tomorrow.
EatOkra‘s purpose is to create digital spaces that inspire the larger community and Black business owners, enabling them to spread their wings and embrace their visions for tomorrow.
EatOkra’s mission is to support a vibrant community of consumers and business owners that honors and preserves the culinary heritage and history of the African diaspora. We create a space for all the voices in that community to come together and thrive. We empower consumers to claim their power as conscious buyers and discover a rich food culture while helping Black owners gain brand awareness and grow their businesses.