Accra Food Tour: Markets, Dinner and Cooking Class
Eating from market stands and roadside carts is commonplace in Accra, as it is throughout West Africa, and provides visitors with a great insight into the culinary scene. Most recipes and cooking styles have evolved over centuries and have been passed down the generations. Watch the vendors prepare their dishes in front of you, adding to the thrill and color of the experience.
With your guide, see the market traders conjure up everything from bubbling stews to grilled fish and vegetables and fresh juices. Your guide will explain the ingredients on show, and help you haggle. Try some of the delicacies, enjoy a shot of liqueur (usually schnapps) and chat to the locals to discover more about their cooking traditions and customs.
Next, hop inside your tro-tro with your guide and ride to the famous Pink Hostel, a popular place to stay for visitors. Here, meet a professional local chef and head into the kitchen to learn the secrets behind some popular staples. Watch as the chef whips up a dish or two and then have a go yourself! Perhaps learn how to make kenkey — a delicious fisherman’s soup — or other Ghanaian favorites before savoring your creations for dinner.
Afterward, your tour ends outside the Pink Hostel. Your guide will provide directions to wherever you’re heading, or you can stay in the area to explore Accra’s markets independently.
- Local guide
- Shared taxi ride
- Food samples
- Shot of liqueur
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Please make a note of any specific dietary requests in the 'Special Requirements' when booking
A must do activity. Very interesting!
Interesting experience. I have lived in 3 countries in Africa and 3 in South America, so open-air, dusty, crowded, noisy, hot, loud, food markets don't bother me a bit. The dark, rather dingy, kitchen, with no running water, dull knives and no apparent training in any type of food sanitation did take me aback. When chicken was cut on the same board as raw veggies although afterward, I was concerned. When a piece of chicken hit the floor, was casually scooped up and put back in the pot with the rest, I was done. I did get a good rice recipe out of the experience, even if I didn't want to eat any thing we cooked that day.