Living Abroad

Where to get African delicacies abroad

Relocating to a new continent/country can be fun but also tough especially if you've spent a considerable amount of time in your home country where you have ties. You're exposed to a whole new culture abroad and that includes their food/delicacies.

Sometimes, you can't help but miss the taste of home and local delicacies, your taste buds craving the draw of okra soup, or the tastiness of sweet party jollof.

Luckily for you, we found some places where you can get African delicacies or ingredients to prepare them abroad. 

1. African grocery stores

Major cities around the world have African Grocery stores that stock a variety of African foods and their ingredients, so ensure you find the one closest to you once you are settled in.  You can find everything from yam flour to plantains and even fresh produce like okra and spinach.

2. Online stores

If for some reason, you can't find an African grocery store near you, search for online stores that specialize in African foods. These stores ship worldwide and offer a wide range of African delicacies. Some popular online stores include Afrikrea, African Food Mart, and Afrofood.

3. African restaurants

African restaurants are becoming increasingly popular around the world, and many of them offer authentic Nigerian/African food. If you're lucky enough to live in a city with an African restaurant, be sure to check it out. You just might find your favorite dish on the menu.

4. Farmers' markets

Farmers' markets are a great place to find fresh produce, including African vegetables and fruits. Some farmers' markets even have vendors who specialize in ethnic foods, so be sure to keep an eye out for them.

5. Ethnic food festivals

Many cities around the world host ethnic food festivals throughout the year. These festivals are a great way to sample different cuisines from around the world, including African delicacies.

Don't let homesickness get the best of you - explore the options available and satisfy your cravings for Nigerian/African cuisine. Also, stay connected with your loved ones back home by sending them money regularly, for free, and at great rates using the Afriex app.

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