Ibadan, often known as the “city of brown roofs,” has earned a reputation as a haven for serenity.
But for many visitors eager to experience the city, the key question has always been, “Where do I eat in Ibadan?” We’ve decided to relieve some of your stress by offering recommendations for restaurants and food vendors in Ibadan.
Please keep in mind that this list of hotspots in the city is not definitive. It’s what we’d do if we were in your shoes.
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For A Classic Breakfast Experience
These shops serve hot, hearty meals that will not only give you a good start to your day but will also give you a taste of Ibadan.
Need a quick and easy breakfast? Opt for Chickwizz meal from Chicken republic. Have it delivered to you in minutes here.
For a spicy start to your day, we recommend Ofada from Mimee’s.
Get a warm and energy-packed start to your day with a soft serving of beans and bread accompanied by succulent ponmo and fish from Omo Elewa.
For a sweet breakfast, we recommend trying the smoothie and sandwich from Dreampod.
Want more breakfast options? check out the Heyfood app for the best breakfast vendors and restaurants near you.
For A Fun Brunch
Here is our selection of the best restaurants and vendors in Ibadan for a quick snack or nibbles.
Carving small chops? Head over to Bankyloolas for finger-licking good chops and nibbles.
Mr Emi’s Shawarma
Undoubtedly one of the most talked about shawarma spots in Ibadan. Enjoy Emi’s shawarma as a meal or brunch.
Pizza for every taste bud. From sweet, and savoury to cheesy, pizza novar has a wide range of pizza and sides for you to pick from.
Cold stone offers you sweet and creamy desserts to indulge in before you have your next meal of the day.
An unbeatable Amala experience
What is a visit to Ibadan without having an unforgettable amala experience? Ibadan is home to various internet-famous amala spots (and for a good reason). Here is our selection of Amala joints that would leave you dreaming amount the dish weeks after eating it.
The legendary Amala. Amala Skye is more than yam flour and beans stew. It's a taste of history. It's a meal that tells the tale of Ibadan cuisine and its evolution in the most delicious way possible.
Want to know what lunch was like growing up in Ibadan? Ola mummy presents it on a dish with an aroma so enticing, you’d come back every afternoon.
Enjoy the soft pudding texture of Amala and goat meat so soft, that it falls apart as you touch it. All immersed in a pool of abula. Iya Adunni is definitely worth the visit.
Pasta That Is Worth Every Penny
Indulge in the light and springy Italian dish found in Ibadan. Here is our selection of pasta to try when you are in Ibadan.
Chef Kabs offers Protein-rich, full-bodied al dente pasta, so delicious and filling, that you’d be back for more.
Lolu’s cuisine is home to perfectly cooked, spicy, mouth-watering pasta. It’s no surprise they remain the go for many people in Ibadan.
Craving pasta that is rich yet mild in flavor? Dallas chicken is your go-to.
Packed with flavour, proteins, and veggies. Cuisine extra redefines a balanced diet in a tasty pasta-filled way.
Comfort Soups For Days
From spicy cravings to meals that make you feel like you are receiving a hug from a loved one. Ibadan vendors have diverse meals to help you feel warm and cosy when you need them.
Yearning for some seafood? Crabandsnails offers a variety of seafood-inspired dishes.
Airunicorn specializes in making the most delicious pepper soup meals. The soup is made with your preferred protein.
Nothing says lunch like a hot plate of swallow accompanied by your favourite soup and protein to accompany it. Here is a list of vendors we are confident would serve you swallow that would send you straight for a nap.
Hokele extra is known for the variety of swallow dishes they bring to the table.
Pounded yam empire
The pounded yam empire takes the pounded yam game to another level. The soft, warm, and silky feel of pounded yam here are one of a kind. If you’re looking for an exquisite swallow experience, we recommend pounded yam empire.
Iya meta brings your favourite swallows to you at an affordable rate. A local favourite of many. If you are looking for a bukka taste, Iya meta is your go-to.
Dollar kitchen is known for its elevated take on simple meals. If you want to have swallows that feel like home but taste better than a home-cooked meal, Dollar Kitchen is the option for you.
Ile Iyan and Amala palms
Specializing in pounded yam and Amala, you know that eating any of these swallows from Iyan and amala palms would give your taste bud a treat that would not be forgotten anytime soon.
The Best Of Fine Dining
In the mood for something Indian or Chinese? Tamberma is known for its authentic Indian, Chinese, and Italian cultural dishes. From cheesy Nanbread to dumplings, lasagna, and more. Tamberma is a great place to consider for a lovely fine dining dinner.
Ibadan Chinese Restaurant offers some of the best takes on traditional Chinese dishes. For a lovely savoury experience that takes you on a trip to China, get dinner from Ibachi.
Stone cafe dishes out some of the most delicious local and continental dishes in Ibadan. From a chef’s take on pepper soup to stir-fried pasta, Stone cafe offers its customers a wide range of food options to enjoy.
A hearthrobe of Ibadan. Cafe chrysalis has some of the best African comfort food and continental dishes. Highly recommended by many Ibadan residents.
Capital Inn Restaurant
Capital Inn Restaurant is known for its interesting take on continental and Chinese dishes. It offers a great fine dining experience that is budget-friendly.
Did we miss somewhere or a vendor you think deserves to be on this list? Let us know in the comments.
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