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Black Couple Brings West African Meals to a Whole Foods Near You

This Black couple is taking their food talents to a store near you! Chicago natives Perteet and Fred Spencer used their love of sharing great meals with family and friends and turned it into a business through their very own food company, AYO Foods. “Nothing inspired us more than using our strong industry experiences to create these moments for others by sharing some of our family’s favorite recipes that were under-represented in mainstream grocery stores,” The couple told Black Enterprise . AYO — a Nigerian term for joy — and the two founders are ecstatic to announce that they have partnered with Whole Foods Market to share those excellent homemade recipes with the world. AYO Foods’ frozen meals are now available  in select Whole Foods locations that include Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, and Oklahoma aside from their current availability in Chicago-based grocery store, Green Grocer. “Frozen was a natural fit as an easy way for people to experience the flavors of West Africa,” the...

Shanique Yates

Aug 18, 2020