Photo Highlights From The EatingAccra Food Walking Tour.
The Osu food walking tour was a major success! The group had a simply fantastic time from dining at the best waakye spot in Osu to sampling the incredible beans and gari (Gob3), experiencing new flavours of Levantine platters all the way to eating hot Ga Kenkey at the Osu Night Market.
Osu has some of the best restaurants and street food corners in Accra and a food walking tour was the perfect way to experience some of these hideouts.
Some of the tour participants took part in a hands-on waakye selling experience which they both thoroughly enjoyed despite being faced with many waakye buyers impatient to enjoy the piping hot waakye.
The group strolled through a Saturday arts & craft market set up in the middle of the Oxford Street and sampled several local drinks such as Asanaa and Lamugin.
This Gob3 ( boiled black-eyed beans with deep-fried yellow plantains) which is pictured below was demolished by the group after the 15minutes walk. The local beans street food base is popularly patronised for it’s extremely flavourful boiled beans served in waakye leaves. We sat under the cool breeze of the mango tree eating and connecting.
Our next stop was Zaytoun Artisan Cafe. It was a very new taste experience for most of the food explorers who confessed to not even realising such a tasty haven existed on the Oxford Street. The restaurant which has mostly Levantine dishes also offers selected Ghanaian meals served in a platter form. The Levantine platters from the restaurant included freshly made falafel, kebbeh, baba gannoush, hummus, Lebanese bread etc.
The Republic Bar was another stop for the group to savour the popular Kokrokoo drink and served as an excellent pit stop towards our final destination.
The walk ended at the Osu Night Market with hot Ga Kenkey, freshly grilled mackerel, fresh ground caynenne pepper, roast pork (Domedo) and fried fish. It was very difficult rising up from our seats to our homes with most of the group suffering from various forms of food coma!
Enjoy these photos and a video highlight from the walk.