Best Delicious Street Foods in Nigeria

There is so much love about street foods in Nigeria. With several trendy restaurants with luxury foods to impress Nigerians, they cling to street foods like it’s their lifeline. They believe you don’t need a silver or gold spoon for tasty foods. If you want to learn about the Nigerian culture, its people and their sense of taste, you need to savour the street foods. Nigerian street foods are tasty and gives an unforgettable culinary experience. The street foods are always low-priced, handy and delicious.

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

1. Akara (Beans Cake)

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.

Akara Photo Source: Yoruba blog (left); Caleb and Rebecca (right)

2. Moin Moin

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.

Moi Moi  Photo Source: The Splendid Table (left); Kitchensurfing (right)

3. 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.

puffpuff  Photo Source: Spice Baby (left); Avartsy Cooking (right)

4. Abacha

Abacha is known as African Salad and its a popular Nigerian snack made with dried shredded cassava and other ingredients. You’ll always see Abacha vendors on the streets or around some market angles.

abacha  Photo Source: Viviannesblog

5. Boli and Epa ( Roasted Plantain and Groundnut )

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 ‘supercalifragilisticexpialidocious'; in one word, it is heavenly.

boli  Photo Source: NorthofLagos

6. 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.

Ewa Aganyi and Aggege Bread  Photo Source: Cravescorner

7. Suya ( barbecued meat)

Suya is a popular Nigerian barbecued meat, fish or chicken. You will always find ‘Mai Suya’ – Suya sellers at almost every street angle.

Suya Meat ( barbecued meat)  Photo Source: Nanngronline

8. Roasted or Boiled Corn

Maize or corn is a seasonal food in Nigeria but whenever it comes out, you will find sellers at every street junction. Corn are always roasted or boiled and you will see a lot of Nigerians on a queue waiting to buy either one of them.

Roasted and Boiled Corn  Photo source:

9. Gala and Lacacera

Gala and Lacacera is the best street food which serve as a preservation of the Nigerian race. You will find vendors selling Gala and Lacacera at every street corner and on the roads – traffic jam.

Gala-and-Lacasera  Photo Source: ihypeihype

10. Plantain 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.

Plaintain Chips  Photo Source: Ktravula

11. Popcorn, Coconut Chips and Fan Ice Cream

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.

Street Foods Nigeria

12. Kuli Kuli

Kuli Kuli is a Nigerian street snack made from grounded peanuts or groundnut. It is majorly found in the Northern part of Nigeria.

Kuli Kuli

13 Garden Egg

Garden Eggs, also known as eggplant is popular street food. You will find Garden Egg sellers at every nook and cranny.

Garden Egg - Igba  Photo Source: Relentlessbuilder

14. Boiled Groundnut

Groundnut, also called peanuts is a popular food in Nigeria. Boiled Groundnut (peanuts) is a popular street food. Some are boiled with salt, which makes them more tasty. They are available everywhere, you will find groundnut sellers even on the roads.

Boiled Groundnut  Photo Source: Bob-ij Blog

15. Wanke Rice and Fish

Wanke Rice and Fish is known to be a Ghana recipe, made with rice and beans with fried fish. Wanke rice has become a popular street food in Nigeria. Some unmarried men stop at the food stall to buy Wanke rice for dinner after the close of work.
Ghana Food - Wanke Rice

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Our Readers Comments

  1. Roasted or boiled corn

  2. My favourite street food is plaintain chips

  3. Roasted plantain too good always.

  4. A very good documentary for all especially the general populace. we expect more on drinks e.g. yobo, kunnu, fura de nunu, gari ati epa, eko yangan etc. the work is commendable pls.

  5. Hi!
    Oluwakemi, You have highlighted and represented the most delicious street food dishes in a well manner. I went to the Lagos in last year, and it was an amazing experience. At there, you can see the cooks standing over makeshift coal fires, roasting fish, meat, yams, and many other cheap dishes.

  6. ho God, Nigerian food is good and great but I fine it in Kenya am not see it.
    I come to Kenya with some Dodo Ikire ,grand not, plantain chips and Gala, and after tow weeks I find more but am not get it in Kenya
    I we be happy if dare is particular place for Nigeria food.

  7. My favorite street food is white rice wrap in leaf, with pepper sauce.

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