13 Favorite Roadside Snacks Nigerians Can’t Do Without

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By Odebiyi Kabirat

For the benefit of our readers that might not have had the privilege (yes, privilege) of sampling most of the amazing street foods Nigeria has to offer, we made a list of our favorites, that have rightfully become staples in most of our diets.

The street foods are always low-priced, handy and delicious.

1. Corn and Ube (African Pear)

The corn could either be boiled


…or roasted.



Both are seriously awesome, and the ube is a necessity.

2. Boli (Roasted Plantain)

The Boli is either served with peppered sauce and fish (Port Harcourt Style).

…or with groundnut (Lagos style).


3. Ewa Agoyin

This is specially prepared beans served with really spicy stew.

paired with Agege bread, of course.

4. Okpa

This is an eastern delicacy made of bambara nut flour.


5. Akara (Beans cake)

These are deep fried beans ball made out of  grounded beans mixed with pepper, onions and other spices.

It’s heaven with pap (that’s a whole other story).

6. Suya

This is barbecued meat, fish or chicken

7)Gala and Lacacera

Gala and Lacacera is the best street food which serves 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.

8. Abacha (African Salad)

It’s made primarily with dried shredded cassava.

9. 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.

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.


Kuli-kuli is an Hausa food that is primarily made from peanuts. It is a popular snack in Nigeria. It is often eaten alone or with a mixture of garri, sugar and water.


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.

Moin Moin is a great dish accessory in Nigeria. It is commonly seen accompanying Jollof Rice, Fried Rice, Fried Plantain, Custard, Akamu (Pap, Ogi) etc. Due to its popularity, Moin Moin is often served at parties, dinners and other special occasions.

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.
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