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8 Street Foods That Are Popular In Nigeria



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Usually, Nigerians are lovers of great food. Most Nigerian men can testify that the best way to their heart is through the stomach.

Nigerian foods are numerous and there are many that are constantly sold on the streets, they are popularly called ‘street foods’.

Here are the 8 Nigerian street foods the whole world needs to know;

Akara (Bean cake)

This is simply the deep fried bean cakes. It is awesome. This delicious protein-packed fritters are light, making it ideal for breakfast as a side with pap (ogi), or throughout the day as a snack. Most people use peeled brown beans, ground and blended with onions and spices, and fry in vegetable oil.

Moi Moi

It’s a great dish made from beans ground together with onions, bell pepper, palm oil and spices, and steamed in banana leaves. It is one of the most popular street foods in Nigeria usally sold in the evening with bread.

Puff Puff


Puff Puff is a local Nigerian snack, it’s always fluffy and delicious. It’s made with flour mixed with sugar and other ingredients. Puff is sold almost everywhere in Nigeria and it has become one of the most popular street snacks loved by many.



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

Boli ( Roasted Plantain)


Boli (roasted plantain) is a popular and delicious Nigerian street snack, you will always find sellers at every street corner. Its has become really popular over the years and people always say that the combination of Boli and groundnut is the best………lol

Beans (Ewa Agoyin) and 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.

Suya ( barbecued meat)

Suya Meat ( barbecued meat)

Suya is a popular Nigerian barbecued meat, You will always find ‘Mai Suya’ – Suya sellers at almost every street angle. It is only sold in the evening.

Fried Yam

These are slices of yam deep fried and paired with stew. This is one of the Nigerian street food that will blow your mind. This usually sold in the evening.

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