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Meet the Team Behind the Best Grocery Delivery Service

Time is money and online grocery delivery services can save you both. One can assume that this convenience will attract high delivery fees, making local store prices more attractive. Fortunately, that’s hardly the case.  We researched grocery shopping in the United States and found some exciting facts. Above all, we discovered that making grocery orders …

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L’Afrique Market: Bringing the Motherland to You

Interview with Ibrahim Agoro, Owner & Founder Here at OjaExpress, we are passionate about connecting people with our incredible network of local ethnic grocers. As Chicago’s only online ethnic grocery delivery service, it’s our responsibility to provide easy access to the ingredients that bring the taste of home to your doorstep. We only work with …

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Best Grocery Delivery App in Chicago

Tired of hauling your groceries up and down the busy streets of Chicago? Well, you’re not alone. People all over Chicago, and the US, are forgoing their regular grocery shopping routines for a more convenient shopping experience – grocery delivery. Online grocery apps have taken the world by storm. According to a study by Statista, …

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Best Grocery Delivery Service in Chicago

The late, great Anthony Bourdain once said, “I think food, culture, people, and landscape are all absolutely inseparable.” Here at OjaExpress, we strongly feel that food is an excellent avenue for discovering new cultures and people while having a delicious meal. In today’s landscape, convenience is the name of the game, and with grocery delivery …

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Grocery Delivery in Chicago

We all love convenience, and grocery delivery has made it easier than ever to get the foods you love without leaving your house… or your pajamas. Whether it’s below zero, one of Chicago’s infamous heatwaves, or you’re just too busy to swing by the store, you can have products from your favorite Chicago grocery stores …

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What to Order from Middle Eastern Grocery Delivery in Chicago

Scrolling through the many products available on OjaExpress for Middle Eastern grocery delivery can be overwhelming, but don’t worry! We’ve put together this short guide to help you with ideas for dishes to make and ingredients to buy. Let’s get cooking! What Is Considered Middle Eastern Food? There are many different countries that are considered …

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What Is an Ethnic Grocery Store?

When it comes to shopping for international foods, it can be difficult and time-consuming to track down all the ingredients you need to make a family favorite or a whole new recipe. The international aisle of a grocery store may not carry everything you need. Or, you might have to hop between several different stores …

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How to Find an International Market Near Me

Food is an essential part of culture and heritage. From sharing a table with family to bringing a dish to a friend, our own individual food memories are deeply tied with love, caring, comfort, and belonging. Every community has specific dishes and ingredients that are deeply cherished, and unfortunately, can sometimes be difficult to find …

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High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey of Cultural Roots and Liberation

By: Sey Smythe In Netflix’s four-part docuseries, High on the Hog, food writer and activist, Stephen Satterfield, takes us on a journey across continents and through time, documenting the complex story of African American culinary history. Based on the book High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey from Africa to America by award-winning cookbook author …

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Liberian Pepper Soup in a Pandemic World

Narrated by: Sey Smythe I am a bad Liberian. My family makes fun of my attempts at Liberian English. I only know the opening line from the Liberian national anthem (“All hail, Liberia hail…something something something”). I’ve never set foot in Monrovia, and I’m a novice when it comes to cooking Liberian food. But the …

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