There’s nothing like a mama-put. They always have cheap, fresh, hot food that somehow, is sweeter than everyone else’s. Yes, please! For those of you that don’t know where to experience the best buka food in Lagos, keep reading.

1. Amala Shitta – 26 Rabiatu Thompson Crescent, Shitta, Surulere

Hands down, this is the best place to get amala in Surulere. It’s actually legendary.

2. Iya Eba – 10 Berkeley Street, Lagos Island

This is another legendary spot that has been saving people from time! Despite the name, they have other delicious foods, especially the amala!

3. White House – 9 Chapel Street, Sabo, Yaba

For everything from light meals like rice and plantain to solids like Amala and Eba, White House does it all, and well!

4. Designer Rice – 14 Bank Olemoh Street, Surulere

If you want to go crazy on some of the best rice and pepper stew with assorted meat, Designer Rice is the place to lose your mind.

5. Ajisafe Rice – 23 Ajisafe Steet, Onigbongbo, Ikeja

A strong contender for the best pepper stew on the mainland, Ajisafe rice is simply everything. Plus, they have amazing amala too!

6. First Bank Amala – Marina Street, Opp First Bank HQ, Lagos Island

AKA Defence Park Canteen, just go there and try their amala. Come back and thank me.

7. Mama Ebo Pepper Rice – 70 Taiye Olowu Street, Lekki Phase 1

This place is the truth! Try their rice and goat meat. Trust me, you won’t regret it.

8. Ghana High – King George V, Off Awolowo Road, Lagos Island

A long-standing buka near the Ghana High Commission, this place serves up delicious rice, and some of the best ewa-agoyin in Lagos!

9. Topshot Amala – Parkview Estate, Ikoyi

This one is for the amala lovers in Ikoyi! Arguably the best in the area.

10. Amala Yahoo – Victoria Street, Mechanic Village, Ogudu-Ojota, Ogudu

This… This might just be the best amala in the whole of Lagos. For real.

11. Yakoyo – Olabode House, 217 Ikorodu Road, Ilupeju

Leave your house now, and go and try their pounded yam, egusi and catfish. Don’t argue. Just come back and thank me.

12. Amala Beljium – Parliament Road, Jakande Estate, Mile 2, Amuwo Odofin

For delicious amala around the Amuwo-Odofin area, just find Amala Beljium. You’ll be going back for more. Okay, so I know I’ve eaten at a lot of bukas, but I definitely don’t have them all here! Tell me, what awesome Lagos buka have I missed?


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