Bringing People and Culture together through food
What's the story behind
Like you, we love food. As first/second-generation immigrants from Nigeria, most of our fondest memories as a kid were learning how to cook traditional dishes and hearing stories around the dinner table.
Fast forward to living on our own, and we still crave Nigerian food all the time, but miss feeling connected to our culture even more. There’s just one problem – and we realized many ethnic communities across the country experience the same thing.
Finding authentic ingredients is an enormous chore.
The large grocery stores don’t have everything you need.
Going to the nearest international grocer that has what you need takes hours driving out of your way.
And trying to order from the popular online grocery delivery services don’t work either…because they won’t go to the ethnic grocers that carried the ingredients. Most of us are left grabbing fast food instead of lugging groceries on the bus.
We couldn’t believe that we have to go through hoops just to cook our cultural foods. So, we did our research, talked to friends in the same situation, and realized no service delivered global ingredients the same day.
We started OjaExpress to change the narrative.
We want to give people easier access to the foods that bring a delicious piece of their culture to their home – and support the overlooked grocers that are indispensable resources for many ethnic communities. Among our mission is helping immigrants and ethnic communities recreate memories of home – BRINGING HOME TO YOUR HOME.
Today, through our combined professional and coding experience, we created a grocery delivery service that lets you order ethnic groceries from local stores online and get them delivered to you the same day.
At OjaExpress, our goal from day one remains the same today, to make an everyday task simpler, so you can share your culture with the people that matter. OjaExpress is your digital home, for YOUR ethnic/international groceries!
Welcome to OjaExpress.