Our Story

Teff N’ Greens (Ethiopian Cuisine), Calgary’s first Ethiopian Vegan food destination.  Teff N’ Greens is a new startup transitioning from seasonal Farmers’ Markets to our first stand alone store front.  My wife (the main chef) and I (the hired grunt) started this crazy adventure in June of 2018, but what really set us on this path was something beyond our control.  We had to move from Fort McMurray, not because of the fire (we were one of the lucky ones), but in 2017 we had moved due to a family emergency.  This meant having to leave our jobs and our home until we got through this.  Didn’t find much luck in finding local work and commuting wasn’t ideal, but still no luck there either.  Having a toddler and a new born, this led us to get creative as we bounced ideas back and forth until one day my wife came up with this idea and I was like, hell yaa let’s do it!!! 

Our Story

Teff N’ Greens (Ethiopian Cuisine), Calgary’s first Ethiopian Vegan food destination.  Teff N’ Greens is a new startup transitioning from seasonal Farmers’ Markets to our first stand alone store front.  My wife (the main chef) and I (the hired grunt) started this crazy adventure in June of 2018, but what really set us on this path was something beyond our control.  We had to move from Fort McMurray, not because of the fire (we were one of the lucky ones), but in 2017 we had moved due to a family emergency.  This meant having to leave our jobs and our home until we got through this.  Didn’t find much luck in finding local work and commuting wasn’t ideal, but still no luck there either.  Having a toddler and a new born, this led us to get creative as we bounced ideas back and forth until one day my wife came up with this idea and I was like, hell yaa let’s do it!!! 

Our Passion

We decided to enter the Farmers’ Market scene to scope it out and get as much feed back as possible.  We learned along the way and realized how much joy was felt in doing something with my family, for my family while being a part of such an amazing community here in Calgary.