I woke up bright and early on my final day in Ghana to go all out with some authentic Ghanaian food outside of Accra. Come with me as I try some mouthwatering southern Ghana street food, including kebabs and palm wine, in Aburi, Ghana!
My morning began with a drive north to Aburi, a mountain village 45 minutes north of Accra. It’s known for its botanical garden, craft market, and street food!
My friend Lotte from Ghana Food Movement and I kicked off our tour of Aburi with some palm wine. I’d had some earlier in my trip and loved it. It was fresh, a little sweet, and from the area. It was light on alcohol because it was so fresh.
We drank the palm wine straight from the calabash shell. You’ll only find palm wine in southern Ghana where there are palm trees. It only cost us 10 cedis, or about $2 USD for two each!
On the road heading into town, you get some stunning views over Accra. From there, we headed over to the botanical gardens. Along the way, we passed vendors selling fruits, natural stones, wood crafts, and palm wine.
They sell kebabs at the botanical gardens. It cost us 10 cedis each to get into the gardens. The road leading into the gardens is lined with some monstrous palm trees. I could smell the kebabs the moment I stepped out of the car!
I met some vendors preparing sausages and beef kebabs. The kebabs are coated with a seasoning mix of paprika, salt, and pepper. They cost 5 cedis each!
The kebabs were so tasty. The mix of fresh beef and onions was fantastic. I also loved how fresh they were. It was such a tasty and fresh late breakfast!
In the parking area is another kebab vendor and someone else selling palm wine. But I was good on food, so we headed into the park. We came across a fallen tree that was wider than I was tall!
The tree was hollow and seemed to be full of bugs. I climbed on top and saw a wedding going on nearby!
There isn’t much to do in Accra, especially for families, so locals typically come out to Aburi on the weekends. Next, we headed to a local craft market.
The shops in the market were filled with tons of incredible wooden crafts, including chairs, stools, figurines, masks and more. There was a giraffe as tall as I was! The quality of the craftsmanship is unbelievable!
Then, we met an artisan carving a palm tree into a wooden wall carving. We met another who sells antiques, as well as masks with aluminum pieces on them. One of the craftsmen gave me a free gift! They were so nice!
Then, we headed back to some of the fruit stands, where we met a lot of women selling mangoes, yams, watermelons, bananas, pineapple, and lots of vegetables. There, one of the women cut us some mango.
The mango was sweet because it was in season. It’s my favorite fruit in the world! I eat it all the time at home in Miami and when I travel to India. It wasn’t too soft, hard, or sweet.
Then, I tried some cocoa beans, which you suck on but don’t chew. I loved the spongy and slimy meat around the seed.
What an amazing taste of southern Ghana street food in Aburi, Ghana! Huge thanks to my friend Lotte for bringing me out there! I also have to give a huge shoutout to Jolinaiko Eco Tours for making my road trip through Ghana an experience I will never forget. And finally, I also must thank everyone at Olma Colonial Suites for hosting me during my time in Accra!
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