Diary of a Ghanaian Foodie

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Ghana is blessed with resources – both for the pocket and for the stomach. What you prefer is based solely on who you are, what you believe in, among others. I prefer to deal first with my stomach, although others may argue that the former is the means to the latter. I have no reason and I can’t attempt to explain. I am what I am- a lover of food, a foodie.

Cambridge Dictionary defines a foodie as a person who loves food and is very interested in different kinds of food. I love food; I am very interested in different kinds of food; and therefore I am a foodie. I don’t blame me, I blame my mother and after I explain myself, you will blame her too. I grew up in an average home where choice was a luxury. We did not get to be picky, especially with food. My siblings and I ate as much as we wanted daily from what was served us, not daring to complain or to make a counter request. Typically, the average African home is like that. You eat what you are served or you attract a punch. My mother’s punch was brutal and I was no fool to let it come my way. So, I grew up like this, appreciating the smallest things that contain nutrients.

It is not hard to be a foodie in Ghana, a country with so many tribes, each having their own mouth-watering delicacies that are both pleasing to the eye and to the gut. Ghanaian foods are mainly manually-processed carbohydrate foods, usually accompanied by sumptuous stews and soups, with an added element of protein to suit one’s taste. Each tribe seems to have a little nutritive surprise for the other’s taste buds so much so that one is forced to remain at peace with his brother for the benefits of his belly. In fact, if there ever was a driving force behind Ghana’s long-known peace, I would not hesitate to point fingers at our food.

Our multiculturalism as a country has definitely played a role in making us an embodiment of peace and unity. Think of it- You fight your brother from a different tribe at your very own risk. Food is the glue that keeps us alive and together and as long as I remain an advocate for peace, I will continue to honour food the way it should. I am not saying I have a voracious appetite for food; I am no glutton. I am just a lover of food, a proud foodie.

By Juliet Agyapong

The recent pork/domedo craze; Order from Pork Office.

In recent times there has been a craze, an intense desire for pork (domedo) to the extent that there is a grilled or fried pork vendor or food joint on most every street in Accra and even now a pork festival. This has taken over the “abokyi craze” that lasted for so long. Wondering the reason for this sudden craze for domedo… probably most people are just fed up of chicken and fish. Almost every restaurant of food joint is now incorporating pork into their menu. While others are fully setting up as a pork food joint such as Pork Office.

Pork Office

Pork Office is one of the best food joints available in Accra and Tema. It is located on the Spintex road at the community 18 junction opposite KFC. It is one of the best hangouts in Accra. They are famous for the delicious Jollof rice and spicy pork which has been tagged as the best among the rest. Pork Office also has Chicken and Fish to suit and satisfy the hunger of their customers who do not like pork.

Pork Office prides itself with serving the best spicy pork with the other side dishes that comes with it. The Pork is very well spiced, has no fat and attractively served that it will certainly leave you wanting more. Their customer service is second to none. Their waiters and waitresses are patient, serviceable and pay extreme attention to details. They treat their customers like the royalty they are. Pork Office is such a pleasant family that always makes their customers feel very comfortable dining with them.

In addition, they have an outdoor sitting area and a parking lot for customers to enjoy a nice view of the Spintex while enjoying their delicious meals. Pork Office not only serves delicious meals but they adhere to strict hygienic conditions to ensure their customers get nothing but best from them. Also, they have a very simplified menu which makes it easier for customers to choose from. Their food portions are huge and greatly satisfying and extremely affordable. They also pride themselves in always putting the needs of their customers first.


Being on Pizarea, allows customers to place orders online via the web, app or call in and have it delivered to them at a location they choose or order to pick up later at the restaurant in order to skip queues they might possibly face. It is fast, safe and reliable. Since payment is allowed on the platform, it even makes it more convenient since mobile money can be used without any hustle.

Pork Office is definitely the place to be when looking for good food, sensational music and a relaxing atmosphere. Browse their menu, order and have it delivered to your doorstep quickly with ease.

The New Dawn Of Online Food Ordering

It was at the end of the month and as usual I couldn’t wait to receive my salary from my parents. I always make enormous plans for it before it gets to hand and this month wasn’t an exception. Immediately I received an alert on my phone indicating a transfer of money into my mobile money account from my parents. I jumped off my bed and shouted “the wait is over “which was nothing new to my roommates at all. I sped off to Akosua’s (my best friend) room at Jean Nelson hall to break the news since she knew I had no money on me.

While waiting for her at the potters lodge, I watched the advertisement screen and behold, “PIZAREA “popped up. It was an ONLINE FOOD ORDERING PLATFORM. Well, a food lover will always be enthused about anything related to food and so I didn’t hesitate to call.

Sarcastically, I asked if I could order for fufu with goat light soup and have it delivered to Legon campus and interestingly they said yes. So I proceeded with the order. For a moment, I was sceptical but since I had nothing to lose at the end I wasn’t bothered.

My friend came in few minutes later but I didn’t mention a word. In approximately 30 minutes after I placed the order, a dispatch rider called to inform me that he was waiting for me downstairs. Mmm ….and I said to myself so this is real.  I went to pick up the food, paid and went back to Akosua’s room. She was more surprised than I was since she didn’t see it coming. I explained everything to her and indeed, it was a great afternoon and we enjoyed every bit of the meal. From that day forward, we started ordering on pizarea.

Subsequently, I was told PIZAREA is an online food ordering app on play store and so I was encouraged to download it since it will make my food ordering easier. I hesitated initially but eventually, I downloaded it. The app supports at least 30 restaurants which have various delicacies ranging from continental dishes to local dishes. It didn’t exempt my favourite banku with grilled tilapia from living room and imperial special fried rice from Imperial Peking Chinese Restaurant.

Indeed, I was surprised when I found out that I could make payment via all mobile money networks and also have someone outside the country order food for me and make payment through world remit. Also, Pizarea delivery has proven to be incredibly swift and timely. Above all, pizarea delivery does not burden you with your location. It will deliver at your doorstep, campuses, offices, wherever the need be they go the extra mile to give you value for your money.

In all, pizarea has made online food ordering easier, bigger, better and more convenient. Wouldn’t you rather count on their services…it is tested and trusted. PIZAREA!!! Always making food ordering a delight!


By Adjoa

(A consistent Pizarea customer)

Dough Man Foods and Doughnuts in Accra

Dough Man foods solely sells doughnuts. They make and sell American-style doughnuts, but with a Ghanaian twist. They have flavors available for every occasion from their Rainbow Storm doughnuts, that adds colour to your day, or keeping you company in a traffic jam with our Jammy doughnuts, every situation is covered – with flavour. Located in the heart of Dzorwulu, they seek to serve everyone who desires their doughnuts. Even though they sell only doughnuts it is becoming the best and most sought after patisserie.

Moreover, their recipes are inspired by Ghana’s traditional doughnuts called “bofloat”. After munching on a roll of the Dough Man’s doughnut, you are left with an insatiable desire for more. They win over the hearts of their customers with every bite of doughnut they take.

Also, their doughnuts with traditional pairings like Hausa Koko, Asaana or as refreshments at corporate gatherings with tea and coffee is simply amazing and breathtaking…The combination possibilities are endless.

Know them better

Dough Man - PizareaDough Man Foods prepares the doughnuts under strict hygiene conditions which are then carefully and neatly packaged and delivered to the customer’s doorstep. From satisfying your craving to surprising a loved one, to earning a favour…Dough Man’s doughnuts is just rightly suited for these and more. During festive seasons or special occasions the doughnuts can be customised in alphabetical shapes to put a smile on your loved one’s face.

Besides, Dough Man has excellent customer service and strive to ensure quality products no matter the circumstances. They deliver good value for your tasting pleasure. Dough Man’s Doughnuts are made daily with you in mind. In addition, the doughnuts comes in a package of 5 or 10 in a box. They are packaged attractively that makes it look like a gift presented to its customers. Customers can select the flavors they want and it will be delivered to them.

Dough Man and Pizarea

Being on Pizarea allows customers who love Doughnuts so much to order the doughnuts with the varied toppings online and have it delivered to them. The delivery is fast, safe, convenient and reliable. Whether at home or in the office, your delicious Dough Man Donuts can always be delivered to you.

Each bite sinks your teeth into a delightful chunk of bliss! Excite your taste buds today with Dough Man Doughnuts! Enjoy the best doughnuts in Accra. Enjoy our kneaded taste today!

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Where Accra Eats

Accra has been known to be the hub several interesting things basically in Ghana and the whole Sub Saharan Region. Of these amazing things Accra prides itself with, Restaurants is at the top of the list. Truth is, we all crave for something from time to time and we always want to meet these cravings with the finest and best of them all.

Eating out isn’t just for occasions anymore: It is now a way of life. In lieu of this I have put together some of the best places to satisfy your food cravings in Accra. This is according to cuisines. The cuisines to be addressed are fast foods and Chinese Cuisines.

Best and Most Popular Fast Food:

Eddys Pizza is known to be a special favourite of Accra. They currently have six branches in Accra. That is Eddys Pizza Dansoman, Eddys Pizza Tema, Eddys Pizza Weija, Eddys Pizza East Legon, Eddys Pizza Spintex and Eddys Pizza Ring Road. They serve massive pizzas, salads, rice and chicken in a friendly and comfortable atmosphere. Their prices are relatively affordable and the pizza sizes are greatly satisfying. Suitable for family time as well.

Marwako Fast Food and Restaurant

Marwako in Accra is a fast food and restaurant noted as one of the best fast food joints. They offer a wide range of cuisines including Ghanaian and Lebanese cuisine. Marwako currently has four branches that are fully functional and operational. They are Marwako Spintex, Marwako Abelemkpe, Mawarko Mamobi and Marwako Labadi. However, the Labadi branch is both a restaurant and a fast food joint. Marwako Restaurant, Labadi offers more cuisines and services to their customers as compared to their other branches. You should definitely try their Shawarma, it is the best! Their food prices are very affordable and the food portions are satisfying.

Papa’s Pizza is one of the biggest and most popular pizza joints in Ghana. Papa’s Pizza locations in Accra are in Spintex, East Legon, Osu, Circle and their newly opened branch in Tema. Papa’s specializes in pizza, rice, pork and chicken. Papa’s pizza prices are on the low and very affordable to the average Ghanaian. Papa’s pizza’s contact is always available on their website.

Noble House is one of the oldest Chinese restaurants in Ghana and also one of the best Chinese restaurants in Accra in terms of food and service. They are located in Osu and East Legon. They have a very warm and welcoming atmosphere that makes it extremely comfortable dining with them.

Imperial Peking Chinese Restaurant is one of the best Chinese restaurants in Accra and certainly the place to dine. They don’t only serve delicious meals but have an exquisite and serene atmosphere with excellent customer service. They have three branches, two in Airport residential Area and one in Tema.

Sweet Roses Chinese Restaurant is one of the most affordable Chinese restaurants in Ghana. They have a wide range of Chinese cuisines available. They currently have the Sweet Roses Marina mall branch and the Sweet Roses Restaurant, Spintex road opposite Papaye. Their takeaway sushi pack is one of their popular menu items. It is one of the most affordable sushi meals in Accra. Sweet Roses packages its sushi to make it very presentable and attractive. Their Marina mall branch has an amazing outdoor sitting area with a breath taking view.

Palace Chinese restaurant is one of the oldest Chinese restaurant in Accra. It is not only one of the best Chinese restaurant but one of the best restaurant in Accra. They currently have two branches in Accra; the Dzorwulu branch and the East Legon branch. They were part of the very first Chinese restaurant to set up in Accra. Palace Chinese restaurant is well noted for the delicious meals they prepare. They offer a wide range of Chinese cuisines as well. They have amazing Chinese set-up which gives the traditional Chinese feel/ ambiance.

Well so if you are in Accra and you want some good food to eat then these places should be your destination. Cheers

Shamstar Restaurant – Restaurants in Accra


Shamstar is a restaurant in Accra previously known as Pronto Restaurant, a Lebanese owned restaurant in Kisseman. It is next to the Pure Fire Church. It is one of the best restaurants in Accra. Even though it is a Lebanese restaurant they offer several cuisines to their cherished customers. Shamstar Restaurant is famous for their well spiced grilled chicken with their irresistible jollof rice or any other side dish. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner with assorted drinks. From sandwiches to spaghetti to sauces to barbecue…just mention it and Shamstar will surely deliver.

Shamstar offers an exquisite waiter service, airy outdoor seating and a car park for its cherished customers. When it comes to food preparation it is done with the utmost care under the most hygienic conditions. The environment is breathtaking and the people are warm. It is one of the few restaurants in Accra whose food prices are very affordable and the portions are extremely satisfying.

Shamstar welcomes all its cherished guests with all the comforts and personal attention that will amaze you. From the immediate warm reception to the impressive interior to the impeccably dressed and attentive staff, Shamstar Restaurant focuses on the details that will make your stay memorable one.

Shamstar with Pizarea

Moreover, being on Pizarea allows customers with busy schedules who love Shamstar Restaurant to order their food online and have it delivered to them. The food delivery is fast, safe, convenient and reliabUntitled-1le. Whether at home or in the office, your delicious Shamstar Restaurant meal can always be delivered to you. Online ordering of food from Shamstar and delivery in Accra is now very easy to do.
Apart from being part of the few restaurants in Accra who offer this amazing delivery service, they offer take out in a very attractive packaging and a huge parking space for all customers who choose to dine with them. Once you dine with them you will always choose to return again mainly because they treat their customers like royalty. This is one of the major reasons why they have a large customer base.

So if you confused about where to get good food from the several restaurants in Accra with food delivery, Shamstar is definitely the place to eat or order from. So browse their menu and have an amazing time…chao

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Papa’s Pizza, Restaurant in Accra – Food delivery


Papa’s Pizza, Accra is one of the biggest and most popular pizza restaurants in Ghana. They are located in Spintex, East Legon, Osu, Circle and Tema. Papa’s Pizza East Legon and Osu are their most popular branches in Accra. Their headquarters is in East Legon, Accra (Papa’s Pizza East Legon). It is a pizza company which is fully Ghanaian-owned and over the years has grown to be a preferred pizza place in Ghana. They make their own dough fresh each day, mix cheeses to get the best taste with the freshest toppings.


They are committed to :

  • Customers: They value their customers very much, customers are the reason why they go the extra mile to deliver the best pizza on time and with a smile.
  • People: They focus on the welfare and development of their people who are the drivers of their success.
  • The Community: They are a community at work so teamwork is very important in their daily activities . They also care about the communities in which they live and do their work.
  • FUN: They use innovations to create fun at work and also share the fun with their customers.
  • Profitability: Their business can’t survive without profits, so they uphold the ethics and all that is needed to ensure profitability. They also ensure price affordability to serve a majority of the populace.
  • Living the Values: This would however only be a theory if Papa’s Pizza Accra does not
    • Serve the freshest Meals
    • Serve the best in Town
    • Provide fast quality Service

Papa’s Pizza with Pizarea

Moreover, Papa’s Pizza delivery in Accra is not only very efficient but also very reliable. They provide good customer service and their food delivery service is extremely efficient. However, ordering food online from Papa’s is also available with Pizarea. They were part of the first batch of restaurants to join Pizarea. Being on Pizarea allows customers with busy schedules who love Papa’s so much to order food online and have it delivered to them. The food delivery is fast, safe, convenient and reliable. Whether at home or in the office, your delicious pizza can always be delivered to you. They are branded                                                                          as one of the best food delivery service in Accra.

Finally, their laid-back, welcoming atmosphere is perfect for business lunches, family gatherings, or just hanging out with friends after work. Hence, Papa’s Pizza welcomes you to come experience pizza the way it was meant to be.

Papa’s Pizza – Taste it, Love it!

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Pizarea As An Advocate Of Cashless Payments


Over the years the world has moved from a cash/paper society to a cashless/paperless one. From cash to check, to credit cards and debit cards and now online banking and mobile commerce payment methods. The rise of mobile phone penetration is changing the way businesses accept payments. Cashless payments is the newly adopted trend.

Difficulties so far

However in Africa and indeed Ghana, the response to accepting this mobile trend(cashless payments) has been slow. Due to limitations such as low internet penetration, high illiteracy rate, increased corruption, high standard of living and the general lack of trust in our notable institutions,etc. We have only made but a slow progress in moving with this global trend.

On our side of the continent, it has been discovered that quite a substantial number of people have expressed some misgivings about online payments or transactions. This is due to certain past experiences and lack of trust in the system. People feel more secure with physical cash than keeping it in an invisible account. Instead of using online payment methods for their transactions, they feel more comfortable going the traditional way of using cash.

Reasons for Adaptation

Nevertheless, when it comes to accepting cashless payments for goods and services, mobile payments is becoming a major technological driver in Ghana. This is mainly because according to GhIPSS, over 80 percent of businesses in the country are SMEs controlling about 50 percent of the total cash in the economy. This is one of the major reasons why Pizarea has embedded this into its system in the form of accepting payments via Mobile Money, Visa Cards, MasterCard etc. to serve majority of the Ghanaian populace. Moreover, it is mostly in the interest of the customers to purchase food on Pizarea without any hustle. There is no need to drive to a restaurant to buy food, or to stress about not having cash when hungry. Pizarea has solved this problem by accepting these payments online. It is convenient, secure and “wahala” free…

Pizarea and Cashless payments


Pizarea believes in the drive to move Ghana into a cashless society. We believe that in this dynamic business world, the ability to rapidly adapt to new technologies that boost sales at the same time being extremely convenient to its customers would be a major distinguishing factor between businesses that would grow in the future and those that would become redundant in the long run. It is in this light that we at Pizarea want to be one of the businesses spearheading this global phenomenon. We have tried and tested and we have not been disappointed. In our daily transactions with our customers we have realised that most of our customers who find out about the online payment portals on Pizarea breathe a sigh of relief. Indeed, cashless payment is the way forward.

In addition, it gives opportunity to those abroad to pay with their cards or via mobile money without any hustle. It allows people to buy food for others despite their different locations; busy and even forgetful individuals are able to plan a surprise for loved ones ahead of time with Pizarea. The benefits of this cashless payments is numerous and varied both for Pizarea and its customers. The movement of money between customers and merchants on our site is absolutely smooth…

Consequently, buying food online in Accra has never been easier. Join the family today and have a hustle free life. Buy food from the best restaurants in Accra, enjoy fast delivery, all at the comfort of your home or office with Pizarea. We only seek to make food ordering a delight!


Pizza delivery in Accra, Eddys Pizza- Can’t beat that!


In the absence of any notable pizza outlet in Ghana, Edwin and Edward set up Eddys Pizza, Accra. However, Eddys Pizzas and side menus are made only from fresh vegetables, lean meals and cheese with low fat content. Items that do not meet these criteria are not sold.

Consequently, they set up the Ring Road branch. It easily became the most popular branch in Accra boasting of delicious varieties of Pizza ranging from the famous supreme pizza to the mouthwatering Meat lovers Pizza to the amazing Phily Steak Pizza; Eddys does not disappoint.
In addition to their Ring road branch, other branches including Eddys Pizza at East legon , Spintex, Weija, Qodesh, Tema and their newest and most talked about branch, Eddys Pizza Dansoman. All together these branches provide for their customers, the best pizza in Ghana.

Also, they adhere to strict hygiene and sanitation conditions that makes their meals totally safe and healthy. Eddys customer service is one to die for. Right from the reception to placing an order to being served till you exit their premises, you are treated like a King/queen.


As the years go by, they soar higher and higher. Long queues have pushed Eddys Pizza to find alternative platforms to help ease the plight of their customers. Pizarea provides an online ordering platform for Eddys that allows their customers to order food and have it delivered in time. As one of the few pizza delivery services in Accra, they provide their customers the convenience of ordering from anywhere in Accra.

Also, Pizarea provides you an interface that shows all menu items provided by Eddys. As well as their corresponding prices. This platform simplifies the ordering process and gives you the option of pizza delivery in Accra and Tema.

To satisfy all your pizza craving , choose Eddys Pizza. For convenience sake, order your favourite pizza from Eddys  on Pizarea…..and enjoy fast, reliable and safe delivery of your pizza

Eddys Pizza – can’t beat that! –

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Gold Coast Restaurant and Cocktail Bar – Pizarea

The Gold Coast Restaurant and Cocktail Bar

Gold Coast Restaurant and Cocktail Bar is one of the best restaurants in Accra. It is a great hideout with an extremely nice environment. They offer a stimulating atmosphere with lots of nostalgic pieces on their walls.
However, they currently have only one branch in Ghana. Gold Coast Restaurant, Accra is found in Airport Residential Area on the Nyaho Clinic road.
Gold Coast Restaurant and Cocktail Bar, Airport serves various cuisines. They serve excellent quality, freshly cooked meals, grills and pizza. They are defined as a main stream casual dining restaurant with an integrated cocktail bar. The area provides friendly, attentive service in a relaxed environment by staff and owners that truly enjoy their job. Over the years their menu has evolved to reflect today’s consumer’s taste. From a casual Ghanaian dinner hotspot in London, to their current menu of over 50+ items in Accra including their famous chicken wings, lamb nyama choma, tilapia & yam balls, premium quality steak, a great selection of entree salads and more than 5 vegetarian dishes. Customers are also privileged to enjoy daily buffets and tasty entrees from Gold Coast Restaurant.
In addition, they are located in Airport Residential Area which gives it a cosy feeling, making you experience Ghana’s quiet atmosphere at its best. They serve lunch, dinner, coffee and a variety of drinks. Gold Coast Restaurant is known for the delicious meals they prepare and the good life band music they offer to their customers. They also offer one of the best customer services and adhere to strict health and sanitation principles as well.


Moreover, Gold Coast Restaurant and Cocktail Bar joined Pizarea in 2016. Being on Pizarea allows customers with busy schedules who love Gold Coast Restaurant so much to order their food online and have it delivered to them. The food delivery is fast, safe, convenient and reliable. Whether at home or in the office, your delicious Gold Coast Restaurant meal can always be delivered to you. Their food prices are relatively affordable and the food portions are greatly satisfying.
Apart from this amazing delivery service, Gold Coast Restaurant caters for kids providing them with a kids menu, splendid waiter services, outdoor eating or seating, and take out. A huge parking space is available for all customers who choose to dine with them. They also have reservation services available that enabling their customers to book a place ahead of time, especially on special days when the place gets fully packed.
So, to dine in one of the best Restaurants in Accra, The Gold Coast Restaurant & Cocktail Bar, Accra is the ultimate venue to eat, drink, party and entertain with an Afro twist, whatever the occasion. Browse their menu and enjoy your meal!