Aiyana Kane & Jackie Avery
Aiyana Kane and Jackie Avery are co-owners of Bandidas Taqueria on Vancouver’s Commercial Drive. They opened the restaurant with the hope to serve healthy and affordable food to their community and be a space where people could gather, feel welcomed, and be nourished.
Jackie is from a small town in the far north of British Columbia, and Aiyana from a small town in northern California. The two met in university at UBC, and connected on their shared love of adventure, community, cycling, and alternative culture. The friendship and shared enthusiasm for creative projects brought them to open the doors of Bandidas Taqueria in 2009.