Meet Vivian Ngwodo, a Nigerian-born UK banker, or should I say ex-banker, who as a result of the difficulties in finding African or Carribean restaurants in the UK developed ChopStreets, the first ever Afro-Caribbean food app in the UK.
According to her:
“African and Caribbean cuisines have been under-represented for far too long and I am on a mission to make them famous by using technology to provide a platform for people to discover Afro-Caribbean cuisine easily and also set a standard for the Afro-Caribbean food industry in the U.K.”
“My vision for Chopstreets is that it becomes an active social network for both African and Non-Africans as I believe eating is a social activity and the best friendships are made over food.”
What Is ChopStreets?
ChopStreets is a social app that gives you a map or list view of African and Caribbean restaurants, takeaways, pop-ups and supper clubs near you.
It also gives you room to recommend a restaurant to a friend, post pictures of your dining experience and befriend other users in the community.
The app which was officially launched on the 30th of January can be downloaded on the Google Play store (Link) or the App store (Link). You can also access it via a web application using this link.
When asked about her future plans for Chopstreets, Vivian had this to say:
“Our plan for Chopstreets is that it evolves into a robust food platform with online ordering, payment and delivery food system for African and Caribbean foods,” she says.
“We plan to expand into a fully digital and tech-driven company, providing information solutions, analytics, and process automation for food businesses in the U.K.”