Here we’ll be looking at; Food Stuff Exportation I Find an African Market Near You. If you have ever moved to a new and possibly strange country, you know that often the first thing you miss is the food. 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 Australia
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
NAS Exotic Foods
High Street, Bromley, Kent
phone: 07494 935381
This is an authentic market trader specialising in the best quality best West Indian/African fresh food products.
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.
Local Markets in Canada
Africana General Market
This family owned business is a one stop shopping destination for African and Caribbean food, clothing, jewelry and beauty products.
Bokkie’s Biltong Inc.
274 Burton Avenue, Unit 32
Barrie, Ontario L4N 5W4
Bokkie’s Biltong Inc. is a family-owned South African butcher, bakery and South African groceries shop located in Barrie, Ontario Canada. It’s owned and operated by Anneke Breed (originally from Ficksburg in the Freestate) since October 8th 2011.
We make and sell Biltong, Boerewors, Sosaties, Droewors and Biltong Chilli sticks, all made with AAA grassfed Ontario beef. We also sell local fresh Ontario beef, beef and lamb as well as Canadian venison and international game meat, such as kangaroo, alligator, wild boar, ostrich and much, much more. We offer a huge selection of assorted South African and Zimbabwean products in our grocery section, such as spices, cereal, rusks, maize meal, cookies, chips, drinks, sweets and chocolates. We also do catering – lamb, pig and chicken spit roast.
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.
Local Markets in the United States
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Choi’s Oriental Food and Gifts
402 Jordan Lane
Huntsville, AL 35805
A good selection of West African foods, including stock fish and bitter leaf.
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 extensions.
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 order online.
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).
We Yone African Market and Produce
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.
818 First Avenue
West Haven, CT 06516
This beautiful, well organised, well stocked African/Caribbean Market comes recommended by a patron.
Ola’s Foods Specialty Market
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.
4757 Stone Mountain Highway
Lilburn, Georgia 30047
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. From their web site, they offer delivery of hot and frozen meals, catering, and they have an African food truck.
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.
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
Specializing in fresh, frozen, canned and dry West African and Carribean foods.
Sorry, there are currently no listings for Kansas.
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.
450 Melnea Cass Blvd.
Boston, MA 02119
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.
There are currently no listings for Mississippi.
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.
WorldWide International Foods and African Market
8430 Olive Blvd
Saint Louis, MO 63132
This store sells African and Jamaican foods, phone cards, cosmetics, skin care, braiding supplies, African movies and more.
There are currently no listings for New Hampshire.
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.
45 Edison Place
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 643-7828 You can get just about any West African foods from this shop, including daddawa!
Makola African Market Imports
375 Lyons Ave. (Exeter Plaza)
Newark, NJ 07112
African Heritage Foods
D.B.A. Country Cottage Savories
PO Box 497
Jefferson Valley, NY 10535
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.
Charlotte Market International
Times Square Station
4740 Old Pineville Road, Suite D
Charlotte, NC 28217
For over 15 years Charlotte Market International has enriched the African community with a wide array of authentic products and trusted brands at everyday prices. Cooking utensils, skin care, hard-to-find ingredients and international spices round out the array of natural foods and healthy snacks. Shop any day of the week. Charlotte’s premier specialty grocer is open daily!
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
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.
Afric Grocery Store
(Also Jubba Travel, specializing in African and Middle-Eastern travel)
2185 Morse Rd
Columbus, OH 43229
Notable products: Somali-produced ghee butter (it’s very expensive, but so worth it. Mudug-ghee brand is my favorite.)
Bereaum African Market
1977 Morse Rd
Columbus, OH 43229
Notable Products: African style butter bread, Nkulenu palm drink, Lucozade, Ghanaian Starkist tuna, ginger drinks, produce, medicine and skin care products.
La Mega Michoacana
2175 Morse Rd
Columbus, OH 43229
Notable Products: Emu Top Palm Drink, D’jino soda from Cameroun, African produce, cassava and ginger.
Morris International Market
(formerly North Hill African Market)
216 E Cuyahoga Falls Ave
Akron, OH 44310
Notable Products: Ribena, medicine including Living Bitters, authentic African black soap, produce, excellent spice selection, also includes Jamaican products.
Morris International Market (2nd location)
682 E 185th Street
Cleveland, OH 44119
Notable Products: Cassava, African plantains, authentic African black soap, medicine, pounded yam, banku and kenkey.
Tadi African Market
2007 W. Dublin-Granville Rd
Columbus, OH 43085
Notable products: Several flavors of Lucozade, African phone cards, stockfish, chin chin.
West International Café
3483 Sullivant Ave
Columbus, OH 43204
Notable Products: Somali ghee and sesame oil, halal deli
Yasmin International Market
5444 Cleveland Ave
Columbus, OH 43231
Notable Products: Nestle Golden Morn cereal and Everyday milk powder, Malian fonio, variety of suya spice, Ghanaian peanut butter, Senegalese touba coffee, Tom Brown powder, halal deli.
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
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
This large grocery chain sells palm oil, guavas, yams, plantains and other tropical foods.
Intersection of Park Row and Cooper in South Arlington
Lebanese and Indian foods, tropical fruits and vegetables.
Virginia and Washington D.C.
1901 Commonwealth Dr
Charlottesville, VA 22901
This is a locally owned business that specializes in the selling of foreign goods, including fresh goat, lamb, chicken, fish, clothing, Shea butter and more. (Description from Facebook page. Look for them on Facebook!) This market was recommended by an African man who lives in Charlottesville.
Metro Mart International
3420 Holland Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
When I found this little African grocery in Virginia Beach I felt like I had stumbled into heaven. They have just about anything you might need to prepare a West African meal. This includes bitter leaf and all sorts of other leaves, red palm oil, garri, fufu made from yams and / or plantain, dried fish, dawadawa, ogiri, egusi ground and whole, fresh and ground hot peppers, real fresh African yams, ogbono, baobab, kenkey and banku, Hausa Koko porridge, and many other types of dried, frozen or fresh African ingredients. They are in the process of turning part of their store into a little restaurant, and you can already order a West African meal from them.
J and B African Market
10327 3rd Ave S.
Seattle, WA 98168
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African food market, computer repair and sales, web design, movies, CDs, christian supplies, online phone cards, and more…!
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.
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.
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