Founded in Chicago by first- and second-generation immigrants from Nigeria, OjaExpress is designed to improve access to international ingredients amongst diasporas across the United States. The platform functions as a marketplace where third-party specialty food sellers can find customers, and customers can find hard-to-get global items.
OjaExpress only partners with local, independent stores, and sets order minimums to ensure those vendors' margins are protected.
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.