If you have ever moved to a new and possibly strange country, you know that often the first thing you miss is your familiar food.
If enough of a population group moves to the same area, you will start to see grocery stores pop up carrying the vital ingredients that are needed
to prepare the foods they know and
love. What a joy it is to walk into a small grocer and find an aisle filled with palm oil, pounded yam, or garri. This experience is the
same across cultures.
Browse through this page to find local markets in several countries that sell African food products. Most of my listings come from recommendations
by business owners and patrons. Do you know of a great African market, or perhaps own one? Let me know using the Advertising
link at the bottom of this page.
Information on this page is provided by the companies listed or by their
customers. Since I have not visited or done business with these markets myself, I make no claims
or recommendations regarding their products or their services. These are merely listings, not referrals or recommendations.
Local Markets in Africa
Finally, my first listing of a local African food store in Africa. I feel like this site has come full circle.
1a City Way Shopping Complex
Yaba, Nigeria (Yaba bus- stop opposite Yaba Presbyterian church)
Tel: +234(01)8712088, +2348035364400
We sell and supply foodstuff and spices. Our products are naturally processed and packaged in clean and hygienic environment. Our prices are very affordable.
Our products include shrimps (could be ground), hot pepper, cameron pepper, melon seeds (egusi), pepper soup, spices, suya spices, ogbono, achi, garri, ijebu, urah,
plaintain flour, elubo (white or brown), groundnuts, groundnut sauce, snails, smoked fish, dried vegetables such as ukazi and pumpkin, scent leaves such as
nchawu, ugu, utazi and bitterleaf. Fresh vegetables are also available on request.
Local Markets in Australia
Kumusha African Food and Gifts
2100 Logan Road, Upper Mount Gravatt
Brisbane, Australia, 4114
Phone: 07 3420 3422
Our goal is to bring all the popular foods from Kumusha to Australia and provide a friendly, family based store with great pricing and a central
656 Mowbray Rd, Lane Cove West NSW 2066
P: 02 9427 5168
This South African butcher in Sydney, Australia has an amazing range of products. They are recommended by a patron who has been buying her
meats and baked goods there for several years. You can also order online, either for delivery or to be picked up in-store.
Local Markets in Poland
There are currently no listings in Poland.
Local Markets in the United Kingdom
22 Plumstead Road
Telephone: 0208 309 8202
Fax: 0208 854 7279
Mobile: 07943 47456
This is a family run shop which sells all kinds of West African food,
especially Nigerian, Ghanian and Cameroonian. Some of their products are Ugo, scented leaf,
bitter leaf and other vegetables, with a choice of fresh, frozen or dried. They also sell
Nigerian and Ghanaian Milo, Nido, Peak, Indomie noodles, akam, custard, bournvita, and tolly boy
Linal Food Store
Unit 2, 8 Roumelia Lane
We are a family business, newly started in the South of England. We provide both wholesale and retail of African and Caribbean foodstuffs. Our products
include pounded yam flour, smoked fish, egusi, ogbono, ogi, ukazi leaves, ugwu, utazi, ackee, saltfish, callaloo, hot pepper sauces, jerk sauces and more.
London SE18 or...
69 Austen Close
Specialises in wholesale and retail african raw foods, like gari, ijebu,
elubo, palm oil, snails, agbo for different ailments, obi, orogbo, ogi and
Savannah-African Food Stores Ltd.
17 Church Road
Lawrence Hill, Redfield, Bristol
07776324388 / 07950584569
A new African foods retail shop, the first in Bristol, selling all West, East and South African foods.
Zambezi Foods Birmingham Store: Limpopo Foods, Birmingham, Great Britain
Phone: 0121 434 5253 Luton Store: Zambezi Foods, 76 Hightown Road, Luton, LU2 0BW, Great Britain
Phone: 01528 419 284
Zambezi Foods is Britains leading household name for Southern African soul food, beverages and
memorilibia. Through consistently valuing our customers needs and demands we are now online
delivering Africa`s finest foods straight to your doorstep.
7700 Bathurst Street, Unit #6
Located in Toronto, Canada, we are ex South Africans who help other ex South Africans who
have a craving for their favourite South African foods fulfill their cravings.
Serengeti Specialty Foods
Serengeti Trading Outlet Northern BC
Prince George, BC
Phone:250-277-8051 Fax: 250-562-2782
This market supplies top grade biltong, boerewors, dry sausages and other South African specialty foods to the Canadian market.
Ako International Market
1400 S. McClintock Dr. Ste.14
Tempe, AZ, USA
We sell lots of african groceries, authentic clothing, arts + crafts, black
cosmetics and beauty care, pre-paid phone cards,african movies on vhs, dvd
and vcd,african music cd's. Including the following; kenkey(dokono), yams,
fufu flour, rice flour, corndough, cassava dough, stockfish, fried fish,
smoked fish, semolina, farina, maggi cube, spices, shito(black pepper
sauce), plantains, palmoil, egusi, ogbono, ukazi, plantain chips, frozen
snails, gari, dry shrimp, crayflish, ginger beer, malta, shea butter,
dermovate, lemovate, black soap, mercy cream, wigs and Auntie Lizzie hair
27601 Forbes Rd. Suite 20
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
(949)582-9546 Fax (949)582-5616
African Hut sells Southern African foods including beers,
beverages, cereals, samosas, jams, wines and sweets. You can
Brookside Grocery (Afrimart)
2085 23rd Street
San Pablo California 94606
This is an ethnic shop selling African and Caribbean foods.
Motherland African Foods Market
80 West Grand Ave. Suite 124
Corona, CA 92882
This market is recommended by a patron. They sell all sorts of African foods including yams, palm oil, chin-chin, egusi and more.
The owner's wife also has a hair and makeup business and does African styles and head-wraps (gele).
Tropical Foods African Market
(web site may be still under construction)
4511 Orange Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90807
A wholesale and retail store of all African food items, imported from Africa. The items include Ukazi, bitterleaf, egusi, colanuts (goro and Igbo),
bitter cola, Ugu (okongobong), crayfish, roasted peanuts, smoked fish, nzu (kalaba chalk), natural african black soap, Snails, stock fish, and various
other products are available. We also carry African music and movies.
We Yone Foods Convenience Market
251 E. Baseline Road
Rialto, Ca 92376
Specialize in all African, Caribbean and Central American foods.
Come find us-we'll find whatever you are looking for.
Yinkus African and Caribbean Market
869 E. Washington Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91107
This market run by a Liberian woman offers many selections of African foods.
818 First Avenue
West Haven, CT 06516
This beautiful, well organised, well stocked African/Caribbean Market comes recommended
by a patron.
Africa On The Bay
1908 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33607
We are a wholesome African marketplace, providing a variety of products and services to the African and Caribbean communities in the
Tampa Bay area of Florida. Products include African and Caribbean food and grocery items such as meat, seafood and poultry, fresh produce from the farmer's
market, latest African movies and music, health and beauty products, African attire and materials, African arts, and services such as money transfer, airline
tickets and shipping services.
Meal in a Pie - South African Groceries and Food
4440 NE 20th Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33308
Broadway Tropical Foods
3565 Austell Rd
Marietta, GA 30008
Broadway Tropical Foods is an Afro/Caribbean grocery store located in Austell/Marietta in Atlanta area. We provide you with fresh and best raw food directly from
African and the Caribbeans. We also have original African movies as well as cosmetics.
Chez Nou Market
4015 Holcomb Bridge Road #640
Norcross, Georgia 30092
We are certified C.A.M and UNI-Transfer wire agents. We add minutes to cell phones in the Caribbean by the carrier 'Viola'. We sell West African food,
beauty products and cooked food in a separate section in the store. Chelie (the owner) is from the Island of Haiti, her husband is from Mali and all our
friends are a mixture of Ghanaians, Senegalese to Gambian. We enjoy every minute of serving the African community.
3420D East Ponce De Leon Ave.
Sheba Foods is the first and only company with ready to eat African cuisine
in major supermarkets, for example, Wal Mart and Whole Foods Market. Visit their gourmet store
at the Georgia location listed above.
Aboasa International Market
221 South Green Bay Road
Waukegan, IL 60085
Phone: (888)205-4868 OR (847)596-2032
Aboasa International Market is an authentic African store dealing in various African and Caribbean groceries, clothing and crafts.
We also sell various electronics products including GMS phones for Africa and Europe at competitive prices. Visit our web site for more information.
We ship throughout continental United States at reasonable prices.
Chika International Food Market
522 E Boughton Rd
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
The store is well stocked with a variety of African food products and hard to
find African Cosmetics. It has the largest line of Ghana products in Chicago.
Also does money transfer to most African countries including Nigeria, Ghana,
Ivory coast and Sierra Leone. Hours:Monday: 5pm-8pm, Tuesday to Friday: 10am to 8pm, Saturday:
10am to 7pm, Sunday: 11am to 5pm
Devine Food market, Inc.
4445 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 600640
(773) 334-7906 Fax: (773) 334-7917
We carry all African, Caribbean, Mexican and Jamaican food products. We are the source of hard-to-find African food products such as fresh kola nuts,
bitter kola, alligator pepper, etc. We sell retail and wholesale.
Flo Tropical Foods
1652 Sibley Blvd.
Calumet City, IL 60409
La Fruteria, Inc.
8909 S. Commercial Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60617
(773) 768-4969 Fax: (773) 768-0734
La Fruteria brings you the very best imported products for delicious tasting Caribbean,
African, and Mexican foods. Experience real cooking with our imported authentic food
ingredients-hundreds of products ready for your table.
Old World Market 5129 N. Broadway Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 989-4440 Specializing in fresh, frozen, canned and dry West African
and Carribean foods.
Riteprice African Food Market
2227 West Schaumburg road
Schaumburg, IL. 60194
Serving African descendants in the heart of the northwest suburb of Chicago.
They offer all types of African foods, both in retail and wholesales prices.
African Tropical Market
901 N 7th Street
Kansas City, KS 66101
This market is owned by Paul Abanishe, a Nigerian. Mr. Abanishe carries a large selection of East,
Central and West African foods. He is fluent in Spanish and carries many Central and South American
and Caribbean products. Mail orders shipped within 48 hours. Mr. Abanishe has been serving the
Kansas City area since 1998.
5301 Mitscher Ave
Louisville, Kentucky 40214
This is an international grocery store with over 200 authentic West African products.
Sorry, there are no listings for Maryland at this time.
Tropical Foods 2101 Washington St. Roxbury, MA 02119
(617) 442-7439 This large market in Boston sells Caribbean, Spanish, West
Indian and a number of African products. Here you can get your gari and
egusi and do the rest of your weekly shopping as well. They carry palm oil,
meats, fresh tropical produce, cosmetics and more. They plan to do online sales
in their upcoming web site.
Ijaw Smoke Fish and Meats
51 Sunrise Lane
Silver City, MS 39166
We provide smoked fish to all of the African Stores around the United States. We sell all kinds of meats and
fish, smoked just the way you want it. You set the smoke quality and we deliver great taste. All product are smoked slowly
with the finest oak wood available. Call to order.
Phamega African Caribbean Market
4253 Robinson Road, Suite 102
Jackson, MS 39209
We specialize in African and Caribbean groceries, international money transfer, African clothing,
calling cards, beauty supplies, current African movies.
9944 West Florissant Ave (near the corner of Chambers Rd and W. Florissant)
St Louis MO 63136-1432
phone: (314) 868-9555 fax: (314) 867-2330
cell (314) 249-3176
Best source for African food items, art and clothing
Global Foods Market
Fine Imported Products from Around the World
421 N. Kirkwood Rd.
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Phone: (314) 835-1112 Fax: (314) 835-1113
This shop is open 7 days a week. It offers a good
variety of international foods organized by country, with each section marked
by that country's flag. Reports say this store is superclean and an exciting
place to shop. It includes an American section.
Jay International Food Co.
3172 S. Grand Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63118
Retail: (314)772-2552 Wholesale: (314)772-9393
This market is an excellent source of several kinds of West African and
other exotic foods.
58 Chestnut Street
Nashua, New Hampshire 03060
This Spanish grocery carries many tropical foods such as yams, plantains, fruits,
all sorts of dried peppers, dried shrimp, frozen tropical fruit purees, frozen
yams (peeled and cut in chunks), banana leaves, and more.
Spanish and American Grocery Store
50 Whitney Street
Nashua, NH 03064
Some of the tropical foods you'll find in this Spanish store are yams,
plantains, chorizo, guava paste wrapped in banana leaves, and canned whole
guavas in syrup.
3J's African Food Market
350 Route 33
Farmingdale, NJ 07727
We specialize in African and tropical food products at affordable prices, all under one roof. We sell pounded yam, fresh yam,
parboiled and basmati rice, garri, white and brown beans, smoked chicken, dry fish, fresh fish, blue fish, bitter leaves, melon seed
(egunsi), Nido, Milo, British Heinz Baked Beans, original African and Christian DVDs, Tura Soap and Cream and Alafia bitters.
Ade International African Market
590 Central Ave
East Orange, NJ 07018
(973)674-3031 Fax: (973)674-2653
Herbs, medicine, food products, clothes, jewelry, shea butter, black soap,
haitian products, religious articles and outfits, catering.
They have some great Nigerian palm juice!
45 Edison Place
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 643-7828 You can get
just about any West African foods from this shop, including daddawa!
U Save International foods, The African Market
266 George Street
New Brunswick, NJ
You can buy your egusi, stockfish and bitter leaves here, for a propa African meal
that will make you remember your Mma's cooking.
African Heritage Foods
D.B.A. Country Cottage Savories
PO Box 497 Jefferson Valley, NY 10535
Almacenes Shango 661 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10029
Osa Adolor African Market
774 Lenox Road
Brooklyn, NY 11203
Osa Adolor sells authentic African food supplies and ingredients, such as stock
fish, cray fish, gari, ogbono, yam, kola nuts, bitter leaves, palm oil and more.
They also sell African artwork, materal and clothing.
Eki African and Caribbean Market
1705 Ramsey St
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Health and beauty products, Nigerian movies and music and an outstanding selection of African food.
Motherland Cuisine and Market
6024A The Plaza
Charlotte, N.C 28215
(704) 532-4279 cell (704) 236-5999
This combination market/restaurant is newly opened by the previous owners of Flapper International Market in Charlotte. They carry mostly African groceries
and serve authentic African (West African) and continental dishes.
They also claim to make the best CHIN-CHIN in U.S.A.! I think they might be right about this. I have had their chin-chin, and it's delicious. See the photo
of their chin-chin to the right, and a
description on my blog.
7945-106 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28262
(704)469-1095 / (704)340-3893 firstname.lastname@example.org
This shop in Charlotte is recommended by Kenneth, a patron.
Sankofa International Market, Inc.
3209 Yanceyville Street
Greensboro, NC 27405
(336) 375-4111 Fax: (336) 375-6699
This local market carries African and Caribbean food, arts and crafts.
The South African Food Shop
11229 East Independence Blvd.
Matthews, NC 28105, USA
Retailers of traditional South African foods and grocery products in the USA.
1230 23rd St.
Fargo, ND 58103
Products include bottled red palm oil, powdered yams, and REAL fresh
yams from Ghana.
Ebute Metta Tropical Market
6930 South Lewis Avenue
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74136
From meats and fresh produce to staple foods and spices, we offer a wide selection of
African, Jamaican and Trinidadian foods to stock your pantry and satisfy your appetite.
Please visit our website for more information.
R.K. Supermarket, Inc.
2328 N. MacArthur
Oklahoma City, OK 73127
Phone: (405) 946-1996 Fax: (405) 942-6916
This African market sells wholesale and retail products.
African Food Market
1910 N Killingsworth St
Portland, OR 97217-4437
79 North Progress Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17109
(717)540-1449 Fax: (717)540-1688
This market sells african foods and meats, clothings and treasures. They also help convert
video to either ntsc or pal, and sell african movies.
The African Market
121 1/2 E. Beaver Ave
State College PA 16801
Newly opened in November 2007, this market carries african groceries, fair trade art and decor, fabrics and movie rentals.
328 S. Allen Street
State College, PA 16801
This Chinese market run by Clara Wang has a little African corner where you can find foods such
as dried fish, palm oil, egusi or ground pepper.
Royal International Food Market
1132 N George street
York, PA 17404
This African and Caribean food market sells african foods and meats, clothing and treasures. We also rent and sell african movies.
FHG African and International Foods
3160 Hwy 21N Suite 104
PMB #16, Fort Mill, SC 29715
(803)810-0505 or (803)389-8940
This store sells a wide variety of West African foods. See a list of products on their Facebook page. Great tasting food starts here!
Tropical Foods and Convenience Store
467 Bell Road
Nashville, TN 37013
We provide the best services in town, with products ranging from bitter kola to dried fish/stockfish. We take pride in our cosmetic products, luggages,
and movies straight from Nigeria. We also ship containments from here to Nigeria. Please come by during our hours from Mon- Sat 10-7pm , Sun 11-5pm.
Austin International Market
502 Pampa Drive
Austin, Texas 78752
Supplies food mostly from Africa. Has fresh Kola Nuts almost all the time.
Proprietor is from Nigeria. Directions: Pampa Drive is located just off Airport drive. From hwy 183 go south on
Lamar. Take a right onto airport just before you
get to the rail crossing. Pampa intersects airport from the left, just
before a car dealership, and about 2 to 3 streets
down. If you get to a shopping center on the left that has some oriental
type shops you have gone about a block to far.
Choice Tropical LLC
10631 Harwin Drive, Suite 614
Houston, TX 77036
cell: (240)671-3492 email@example.com
Choice Tropical is a specialized wholesale merchant of quality organic African and Caribbean food.
We carry over 60 products, including frozen and dried foods and oils. Our main products are red palm oil, frozen snails, ogbono
(bush mango), frozen cassava fufu, atiieke, miondo, bobolo, frozen kittely, bitter leaves and other vegetables,
smoked fish (Kini, Kuta, Bonga, etc.), banku mix, pap, togbogy oil, egusi, shea butter... and much more.
Classic Taste Harrisa Trade Mart Kitchen
2100 North Stemmons Freeway Dallas, TX 75207
Feista Mart This large grocery chain sells palm oil, guavas, yams, plantains and other
Intersection of Park Row and Cooper in South Arlington
Lebanese and Indian foods, tropical fruits and vegetables.
Hong Kong Market Visit them in Dallas or Arlington!
1816 East Pioneer Parkway Arlington, TX 76010
(817)265-1488 Fax: (817)459-2345
9780 Walnut St. Suite 360 Dallas, TX. 75243
(972)437-9888 Fax: (972)231-9818
This Oriental market has an aisle dedicated to African foods.
You can find egusi, bitter leaves, yams, tropical fruits, cassava,
pounded yam mix and drinks.
Buck's Fifth Avenue
Olympia, Washington 98501
360-352-9301 (Please leave message slowly.)
This market carries all nationalities of spices, ethnic cooking tools etc.
Open since 1973, they will find and sell every imaginable spice.
3919 E. Trent
Spokane, WA 99202
phone: (509) 535-3936
Afro/Caribbean foods, as well as Asian, Indian and Mediterranean groceries and sundries.
Valley Harvest International Market (2 locations)
23636 104th Ave. S.
Kent, WA 98031
Phone: (253) 856-9117
28855 Military Rd. S.
Federal Way, WA 98003
Phone: (253) 839-4570
These markets specialize in fresh produce and ethnic foods of all types. They have
recently begun selling African and Jamaican products.
Virginia / Washington DC
There are no listings right now for Virginia or Washington DC.
241 N Broadway (in the Broadway Gallery Building)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53202
AfroFusion offers an exclusive line of gluten free, organic, African spices and sauces. The owner, Yollande,
also offers African cooking classes at her store, and you can buy her products and other African inspired home furnishings and fashions
at her store or online.
Businesses that sell African foods are given one listing free of charge. I have not visited
or used most of these establishments, therefore I make no claims as to their reliability or quality, nor am I vouching for them in any
way. When you
enter into a transaction or buy products from a company listed here it is entirely at your own risk. A listing on this web site
is not a recommendation by me.