DINNER AND COOKING CLASS
Immerse yourself in the scents, spices and flavors of Accra’s remarkable cuisine with a 2-hour market tour, cooking class and dinner. Follow your guide through a bustling food market, and sample freshly-prepared treats as you browse the colorful displays of produce, fish and meat.
Learn the names for the most important local ingredients, then board a ‘tro-tro’ to a nearby hostel for a cooking class with a Ghanaian chef. Prepare some of the country’s most iconic dishes, then sit down for a traditional dinner and enjoy what you’ve prepared.
2-hour Accra markets and cuisine walking tour led by an expert local guide
Explore the city’s atmospheric markets to experience Ghana’s culinary culture
Watch the market traders cook exotic dishes and learn about the region's ingredients
Experience a ride in a tro-tro, one of Accra’s shared taxi vehicles
Recreate some traditional Ghanaian dishes yourself, guided by a professional chef
Enjoy food samples and a shot of liqueur at the market plus dinner after the cooking class
Shared taxi ride
Shot of liqueur
DEPARTURE & RETURN:
Accra, Accra, Greater Accra
Pink Hostel, 5th Cres, Accra, Ghana
What To Expect
Meet your guide in central Accra and start your walking tour of its food markets and outlets. Hit the streets and enjoy food stop after food stop to see and sample the wares at an array of roadside stalls!
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.
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