Top 7 Markets for Buying Cheap Food Items in Lagos

Top 7 Markets for Buying Cheap Food Items in Lagos

Since President Bola Tinubu took office on May 29, 2023, Nigeria has been facing severe economic conditions that have made living conditions for its people extremely expensive. These conditions stem from the removal of fuel subsidies, which has caused everyday price increases in the market.

Food prices continue to rise as Nigerians grapple with food inflation, rising 33.93% year-on-year in December 2023, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.

Therefore, it is important for Nigerians to find better ways of survival, such as reducing costs and obtaining cheaper food.

The top seven markets in Lagos where you may buy food items.

1. Ile-Epo market

Ile Epo Market is a popular market located on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway near Abule Egba. It is under the jurisdiction of the Alimosho local government and Lagos residents living on the mainland use this market to buy cheap food. This market takes pride in providing customers with bulk grains, tubers, vegetables, fruits and oils, including frozen foods, to help reduce costs for the people of Lagosia. It is close to people living in Abule Egba, Agege, Iyana Ipaja, Alimosho and other surrounding areas.

2. Mile 12 Market

Mile 12 Market is another popular food market among residents of mainland Lagos. Mile 12 Market is located along Ikorodu Street in Kosofe Local Government Area, Ketu axis of Lagos. Virtually all food can be found at Mile 12 Market. Cereals, fruits, peppers, onions, tomatoes, tubers. At Mile12, you can also buy packaged products such as drinks at a great price. Residents of Ojota, Ketu, Ilupeju, Ikorodu, Surulere and Oshodi visit the market.

3. Oyinbo Market

Oyinbo Market is another popular food market among Lagosians living in Surulere, Yaba and Ebute Metta. It connects the mainland and the people of Lagos Island, allowing the people of Isare Eko to buy groceries in bulk at affordable prices. Oyinbo Market is one of the oldest markets in Lagos where tubers, grains, vegetables, fish and all kinds of seafood and meat are bought. It serves large and small volume buyers.

4. Ido Market

Ido Market is located near the Nigerian Railway terminus station on Lagos Island. Ido Market is one of the oldest markets where agricultural products were transported by rail from the north to Lagos before the discovery of oil. Ido Market still serves Lagos residents who want to buy food items such as rice, onions, yams, and beans at wholesale prices. You can buy grains in bulk at Ido Market, as well as goats and cows. Lagos residents from Bariga, Ijora, Makoko and Ebute Meta buy their produce at Ido market.

5. Sura Market

Sura Market is basically a market for people living in Lagos Island to buy food at affordable prices. Lagos residents of Adeniji Adele, Tinubu, parts of Ikoyi and Obalende buy grains, fruits, meat and fish, vegetables and other food items at Sura market. This market is located deep in the heart of Lagos Island.

6. Aja Market

Aja Market attracts Lagosians living in Lekki, Aja, Ibeju Lekki, Sangotedo and surrounding areas. Although this market is primarily known for its construction materials, it also serves as a food market where you buy staple foods such as rice, beans, garri, vegetables, beef, and especially fish, crabs, crayfish, and fruits.

7. Sand Grouse Market

Sand Grouse Market is a food market for Lagosians living in the fashionable areas of Ikoyi and Victoria Island. At this market, you can buy grains, vegetables, fruits, dairy products, and a variety of groceries at cheaper prices than in shopping malls and supermarkets.

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