11 Popular Street Foods You Should Taste in Nigeria


Why did I say suprinsing? Yes, its because know one would ever think a rich man aka (Big man) would also be a lover of street food.

You see, One can not denial the fact that some Nigerian street foods are tasty and gives an unforgettable culinary experience. The street foods are always low-priced, handy and delicious.
sometimes,we get tired of d spicy food we cook at home and want to enjoy the taste of a typical local food.

Here, we present to you the best delicious street foods that have become Nigerian’s best food memories and offer a unique local taste:

roasted-corn (nearfox)

Corn is an ancient vegetable that is packed full of nutrients. It health benefits of corn include controlling diabetes, prevention of heart ailments, lowering hypertension. This is the season of Corn, so eat as much as you can. Photo credit: nearfox.


Beans cake aka Akara is a deep fried beans ball made with grounded beans mixed with pepper, onions and other spices. It is a popular street food in Nigeria.

Moi moi

Moi Moi
Moin Moin is a cooked bean pudding made from grounded peeled beans, onion and other spices. Street Moin Moin is very delicious, it is either wrapped in leaves or nylon. Photo credit: peppasoup.


Abacha (African Salad)
Ever heard of or eaten an African salad? if you’ve not then you certainly need to try it. It’s known as Igbo local salad but popularly called “Abacha” Abacha is traditional delicacy of the Igbo tribe of Nigeria. You’ll always see Abacha vendors on the streets or around some market angles.

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Roosted Planted
Boli (roasted plantain) is a popular and delicious  Nigerian street food, you will always find sellers at every street corner. People always say that the combination of Boli and Epa is heavenly. Photo credit: Media – cache


Suya ( Berbecue Meat)
Suya is a popular Nigerian barbecued meat, fish or chicken.  It usually had like dessert for the Hausa from northern Nigeria. You will always find ‘Mai Suya’  that is Suya sellers at almost every street angle.

Gala and Lacasera
Gala and La casera has earned the heart of Lagosians. Popularly sold on traffic roads, it is the best street food that can easily be eaten anywhere  and  any time hunger calls.You will find vendors selling Gala and Lacacera at every street corner. Photo credit: naij

Ewa agoyin

Ewa agoyin And Agege Bread
Ewa Agoyin is a delicious cooked beans served with spicy stew. Most Nigerians love eating Eaw Agoyin with the popular Nigerian bread called Agege Bread. Whenever you see Ewa Agoyin sellers, you will see bread sellers as well.


Puff Puff
Puff Puff is a local Nigerian food, it’s always spongy, fluffy and delicious. It’s made with flour mixed with sugar and other ingredients. Photo credit: spicebaby


Plantains Chips
Plantain Chips is a crunchy street snack in Nigeria. They are made either with ripe or unripe plantain or banana. These chips taste delicious.


Popcorn, coconut chips and Fan Milk Ice Cream are popular street snacks in Nigeria. Fan Milk Ice Cream is known to be a thirst quencher on sunny afternoons.


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