Nigerians love to eat on the go; they cannot desist from patronizing roadside food vendors no matter how much you preach. They enjoy eating these foods and would go all the way just to get them. Major cities like Lagos have a lot of food vendors who sell some of their goods by the road side.
They understand that most people in this city are always in a hurry; they have to go to their offices and various points of work. Some of them do not have the time to cook in the morning before setting out while some are always beaten by hunger on their way back to their houses.
They feel the need to snack on something when they are on the move; thus, these street foods come in handy. Nigerians who enjoy street foods have sampled quite a number of them and know where to get the best of these street foods over time.
Find below some of the street foods Nigerians enjoy buying and eating:
1. Boli and groundnut
Boli is also known as roasted plantain; Nigerians love snacking on this food while they are moving from one place to the other. This roasted plantain goes well with groundnut.
You will always find the sellers of this street food in every corner. Combining boli with groundnut will rejuvenate you in no time and drive away hunger.
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2. Corn (roasted or boiled)
This is another popular street food that Nigerians love and enjoy eating. Whether the corn is roasted or boiled, you will always find Nigerians patronizing the sellers. Sometimes, this street food is combined with coconut or pears which is locally known as Ube.
This street food could be filling and highly satisfactory when eaten. Corn is rich in nutrient and the smell of the fresh ones would always inspire you to try having one.
3. Fried yam or Dundun
Fried yam is another street food Nigerians love. There would always be a seller around you; students save their pocket money to buy this food when they close in school.
The sellers often fry pepper to sell with this food. It is a delicacy you will enjoy when it is being served hot. It could be addictive once you start to buy this food.
Nigerians love buying this food whether they are in their cars going to work or at home. Some families save themselves the stress of having to go through the trouble of making this when they could buy in the street. Akara can be eaten with bread or with Ogi. The older folks in the society buy this street food and eat it with Agidi or cold pap.
Virtually every Nigerian fancy buying this roadside food. The street food is made from beef or chicken which has been seasoned and then roasted lightly. Even though some Nigerians are skeptical when it comes to buying foods, they cannot help eating this street food. It is usually garnished with onions and cucumbers.
6. Gala and Lacasera
Nigerians love eating this snack, it is one snack that sells more on the streets than in shops. This street food is more enjoyed when it is taken with Lacasera or any other soft drink. This street food can be eaten anywhere without you feeling messy.
7. Puff puff
There is no time this street food does not sell; whether it is in the morning or evening, this street food will always be bought. This street food is made from flour and could be filling when taken with soft drinks.
8. Plantain chips
This crunchy snack is enjoyed by many Nigerians. It could be eaten on the move or while you are at work. This snack is made from either ripe or unripe plantain. This delicious snack is enjoyed by most Nigerians as it is sold in every part of the country.
This food is made from beans. It is a popular street food in Nigeria as most people love buying it in the streets. It could be eaten plainly or combined with bread. Either way, it is a delicious food that is rich in protein.
10. Rice and sauce
There are some roadside food vendors that would never disappoint you with their pepper rice. This food is always packed in coolers and set up in strategic positions on the roads. Once you get to like a particular food vendor’s sauce, it may be hard for you to break free.