YemisiFancy’s #MyMainlandDiary: Checkout My Mainland Food Spots

my mainland diary

Thank God it’s Friday guys! The weather has been so chilled all week long and I’m quite excited to share my thoughts today. Has anyone asked themselves “Why was I born in Nigeria/Africa? Truth is, I used to ask that question when things get quite tough here in Nigeria. But then, I realized every country has its vices and downside. 

For the record, despite the bad economy, I don’t think there’s a place like home. Africa is home, Nigeria is home to me. Talk about the people, life, the  fun, and most importantly the food which brings me to my thoughts today – Nigerian dishes  and Lagos great  food spots.

I believe Lagos has one of the best food spots. There’s just something about Nigeria dishes. They are so attractive and so tasty. I’m the type that likes home cooked meals, but I have great spots on the Mainland for variety of dishes both local and continental. My favorite spots for local meals on the Mainland are Amala Shitta, White house in Yaba, Amala Olaiya and Calabar Kitchen in Surulere, Bukka Hut in Gbagada, and Mama J in Amuwo Odofin. These places just never go wrong with local dishes. Of course, there are so many other great places for really good local cuisines that are quite affordable.

For continental dishes, I particularly like The place in Ikeja, Kobbis and Spur. They have really nice continental cuisines at affordable rates. When it comes to suya, shawarma and barbecue (which I love by the way), there’s no place like Surulere. Akerele Street in Surulere is the home of them all. You will find the best of shawarma, barbecue and suya there.

I would love to talk about Nigerian Jollof but there’s no space or time to talk about it right today. I will specially dedicate a post to just that soon so watch this space. The aforementioned places are my everyday great food spots and you are free to share yours.

Let’s make sure we give ourselves, family and friends a treat at your favorites spot this weekend. Remember do not drink and drive. TGIF (Thank God I’m Fancy).




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