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Food, Drinks & Exciting Activities! All the Fun Photos from the 2014 ‘Taste Off’ Lagos Food Festival

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Abisola Denjowo

Abisola Denjowo

Where else can you see over 40 vendors gathered together at the Freedom Park on Broad Street Lagos, to make the city come alive with sweet aroma of gourmet meals, traditional and continental dishes, deserts, pastries and salads?

The ‘Taste Off’ Lagos Food Festival!

The recently concluded Taste off Lagos food festival was a huge success as vendors from all over Lagos came out to exhibit and sell the very best of their signature dishes to the metropolitan Lagos crowd.

The delicious array of food was complemented with music, exciting activities and of course loads of refreshing and exotic drinks from notable home grown and international brands.  Food lovers from far and wide turned out in droves with family and friends in tow to be a part of this rich festival.

Cakes From Bake House Cupcakes from Bake House Sweeny Cupcakes Cup Cakes from Sweeny Cupcakes Sweet Kiwi Stand Frozen Yogourt from Sweet Kiwi _DSC1078 Waffles from the Waffle factory _DSC1071 Grilled Chicken from Grind Grill Cafe

Organised by Aldo Global services owned by Abisola Dejonwo-Tokan, ‘Taste Off’ Lagos is one of Nigeria’s foremost outdoor food festivals that showcase Nigeria’s diversity in fine dining and food retailing.

Heinekens, Tasir water, Patron, and Wilson Lemonade, supported this year’s edition of ‘Taste Off’ Lagos and everyone who attended was given a free bottle of these refreshing drinks.

Singer Tonye Garrick was also at the event and wowed the crowd with her new single “Criminal”. It was definitely a fun day for all those who attended with lots to eat, drink, and see and more.

Check out the guests at the event!

Bukky Akilagun

Bukky Akilagun

Funke Babs-Kufeji

Funke Babs-Kufeji

Ayodeji Rontinwa

Ayodeji Rontinwa

Chef Fregz

Chef Fregz

Ebi Atawodi

Ebi Atawodi

Ijeoma Jibuno

Ijeoma Jibuno

Lara Rawa & Damilola Ani

Lara Rawa & Damilola Ani

Lara Rawa

Lara Rawa

Lolade Soboyede

Lolade Soboyede

Nicholas Okoye & Uzo Okoye

Nicholas Okoye & Uzo Okoye

Tolu Olusoga, Nikky & Samanta

Tolu Olusoga, Nikky & Samanta

Tomi Aluko & Osaru Alile

Tomi Aluko & Osaru Alile

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Tonye Garrick

Tase Off Lagos 2014 - Bellanaija - November 2014

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_DSC1034 _DSC1053 Burito King Stand Chef Uzo Demostrates how to make Meat Balls in Vige sauce DSC_6081 dscn3714 Guest eating Guests at the HSE Gourmet Stand Guests at the Vip Lounge Guests Heineken Stand HSE Gourfmet Stand Little Miss Aluko enjoying a meal of cchicken and Chips from Grind Grill Cafe Oyinlola St Mattew Daniels Patron Stand Rita Idehen Sefi Macfoy and Friend enjoying a bite of Spicey hot wings from.. Tutu Abass, Funke Babs-Kufeji, Konye & Ify Nwabogor Wilson Lemonade Crew

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14 Comments

  1. Just me

    November 18, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    Nice
    It looked like it was a success.

  2. daisy

    November 18, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    I saw more of flowing gowns and flip flops than food. Where is the food?!!

  3. NYSTYLE

    November 18, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    Nice event!! Wish I could get some of that chicken up in here in NY, yummy!

    • wendy

      November 18, 2014 at 10:42 pm

      For Reaalll

  4. Chinagorom Martin

    November 18, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    Really Nigerians? French fries, cup cakes, pancakes, cakes and grilled chicken at a food festival in Lagos? When there’s a food festival in NYC I hope someone is blinded enough to bring ewedu.

    • tito

      November 19, 2014 at 12:10 am

      Abi O! Honestly I miss Nigeria so much, especially Naija food. Over here when you have an event and display fries, burger, etc. People will eat without any sense of joy but when you put akara, moin moin, pounded yam, fried yam sticks, African red stew and efo riro, you will see people screaming and throwing their burgers and oyinbo fries away ( the white people are the worst – they Loooove our food so much! So looking at the burgers and fries on this page is kinda sad, but you understand because you will always like what is not common to you

  5. lady B

    November 18, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Damn!! I missed it. I wasn’t aware of the date. Sad

  6. Iyo

    November 18, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    Grossly disappointing, where is the Nigerian food

  7. @edDREAMZ

    November 18, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said…
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    Lagos dey really enjoy i swear….
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

  8. adelegirl

    November 19, 2014 at 8:36 am

    Looks like a fun event. Wish I was there.

    But co-sign with the comments about the seeming dearth of Nigerian/African foods at the event, at least going by the pictures. With great strides being made using Nigerian traditional ingredients by people like Dooney of Dooney’s Kitchen Matse Uwatse, Uzo of Uzo’s foodlab, Shakira of 9jafoodie and lots more, it is disappointing that at a Lagos taste off, these have not been displayed in totality.

    Yes it’s good to experience food from other cultures but this should not overshadow ours especially at a Nigerian food festival. If the vendors displaying the cupcakes, fries (most likely McCain frozen fries from the looks of it), et al, were non-Nigerians and this was an international food festival, it would make sense but I am sure that majority of the vendors are Nigerians.

  9. Sylvia

    November 19, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    Cakes, Fries….Whatever happened to all our beautiful and tasty Nigerian delicacies???? SMH…

  10. new bride

    November 19, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    For you guys complaining about the lack of Nigerian foods, I think you should be challenging the Nigerian food vendors to step up their game!

    I was at the fair and the few stands that had Nigerian foods were the blandest, least inviting, most unattractive stands there!

    The ministry of agriculture came with dried and fresh fish for sale and manned the stand with the most unfriendly looking sales people. Same with the other vendor who had nigerian soups for sale.

    Unfortunately, in that kind of environment, packaging is what attracts customers, they just didn’t step up to the game.

  11. Anonymous

    November 19, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    The organizers should please publicize this event. Is this the first of its kind?never heard of it. I’m sure if it’s more publicized we’ll see more of an array of nigerian cuisine on display. Hopefully

  12. women love food more than men.

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