A collage of African photos including mangos, an African woman and locust tree pods.

Welcome to African Chop. Here you can find African markets and restaurants in countries around the world.

I grew up in Nigeria, and one of the things I miss most is the food. The scent and taste of a dish can trigger memories from long ago that we barely even knew were there. One of my favorite passages is in Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man. The main character buys a buttered yam from a street vendor, and then...

"I took a bite, finding it as sweet and hot as any I'd ever had, and was overcome with such a surge of homesickness that I turned away to keep my control."

In today's global economy it is becoming easier to buy African food no matter where you live. If you can't find a market close to you, there are many online stores now that will ship it to your door. If you don't want to do the cooking yourself, chances are there is a restaurant somewhere close where they are making authentic African chop. I offer free listings to restaurants and markets that sell African foods. Most of these listings come from the store owners themselves or from their customers.

Visit the newest corner of this site, where I blog about A World of African Food. You can read about my experiences at some of the fabulous restaurants that are listed on this site. Have you visited one of these restaurants lately? Contact me if you are interested in posting your own review.

Are you wondering how crack a coconut, slice a mango, skin black-eyed peas or make Ethiopian spiced ghee? You are in the right place. In the Kitchen you can find descriptions of many pantry items such as gari, ogbono, cizakis or daddawa. Learn about red palm oil, which is the latest on the list of miracle healing foods, and traditional to West African cooking.. Or stop by the Recipe page and choose from a long selection of African recipes that cover all the unique cooking of the continent.



A plate of African peanut chicken stew on rice with toppings

African Restaurants

Find an African restaurant near you.

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Dried red peppers for sale in an African market.

African Markets

Find a store that sells African foods.

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A plantain lays on top of its peel.

African Kitchen

Learn how to prepare African foods.

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African Recipes

Try a traditional African recipe.

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