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Visiting Ghana (Accra)

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Visiting Ghana (Accra)

Casual food spots
If you would like to find a vegan-friendly place in the area, this is the place! Eaten here multiple times, service is good, and quality of food is consistent. Their menu includes juices, smoothies, meals, baked goods and they serve vegan versions of traditional Ghanaian foods as well. They also sell things other than food, like teas, honeys, soaps, and other organic products.
Mahorgany Health Foods Ltd
If you would like to find a vegan-friendly place in the area, this is the place! Eaten here multiple times, service is good, and quality of food is consistent. Their menu includes juices, smoothies, meals, baked goods and they serve vegan versions of traditional Ghanaian foods as well. They also sell things other than food, like teas, honeys, soaps, and other organic products.
If you are looking for a solid burger joint out here, this is where I highly recommend. When I first moved here, I had trouble to finding a burger place that I felt was similar enough to what I used to get in NY. I’m happy to say, this is the closest thing I’ve been able to find out here. Definitely go and taste for yourself, they are very consistent.
BUILT Custom Burger
If you are looking for a solid burger joint out here, this is where I highly recommend. When I first moved here, I had trouble to finding a burger place that I felt was similar enough to what I used to get in NY. I’m happy to say, this is the closest thing I’ve been able to find out here. Definitely go and taste for yourself, they are very consistent.
Food scene
The food is delicious and I have been told it is made by the wife of the owner (Zion), who is herself Thai. Zion is there depending on what time you go, checking in with diners and making sure all is well. Check out this place if you like Thai food.
Zion Thai Restaurant
The food is delicious and I have been told it is made by the wife of the owner (Zion), who is herself Thai. Zion is there depending on what time you go, checking in with diners and making sure all is well. Check out this place if you like Thai food.
AKA Mango’s. The food here is wonderful and you get pretty sizeable portions for what I consider to be a good price. If you want to get a taste of traditional Ghanaian foods like fufu and soup, or banku and okro stew, you should try this place.
Luckie's Place Bar And Lounge
AKA Mango’s. The food here is wonderful and you get pretty sizeable portions for what I consider to be a good price. If you want to get a taste of traditional Ghanaian foods like fufu and soup, or banku and okro stew, you should try this place.
This place is quite well known. With lovely indoor and outdoor seating, and a comfortable, relaxed vibe, the atmosphere is what helps make this place appealing to many. Their food is delicious every time and the portions are good, as well as the price. You will find many locals eating there, many of them are regulars. Fantastic place to go and have a taste of local dishes, but also to grab a beer and watch a football match. Make sure to stop here if you can.
Living Room
This place is quite well known. With lovely indoor and outdoor seating, and a comfortable, relaxed vibe, the atmosphere is what helps make this place appealing to many. Their food is delicious every time and the portions are good, as well as the price. You will find many locals eating there, many of them are regulars. Fantastic place to go and have a taste of local dishes, but also to grab a beer and watch a football match. Make sure to stop here if you can.
Neighborhoods
This is usually where people go if they are going out at night on the weekend. The area is definitely known for its nightlife because there are a good amount of bars and nightclubs around that are open until pretty late (around 3-5am). During the day, Osu is also a great area to check out, especially if you decide to go and see the Osu (Christiansborg) castle.
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This is usually where people go if they are going out at night on the weekend. The area is definitely known for its nightlife because there are a good amount of bars and nightclubs around that are open until pretty late (around 3-5am). During the day, Osu is also a great area to check out, especially if you decide to go and see the Osu (Christiansborg) castle.
Art/Creative
For those who are a bit more artistically-inclined
If you are interested in art exhibits that feature local Ghanaian artists, then it's a good idea to look up this place and see if they have any upcoming events during your visit. Although it is a design studio, they host quite a few events that might be of interest.
MHOSEENU
If you are interested in art exhibits that feature local Ghanaian artists, then it's a good idea to look up this place and see if they have any upcoming events during your visit. Although it is a design studio, they host quite a few events that might be of interest.
They have wonderful art exhibitions and there is the bonus of being within the Kempinski Hotel (a popular location).
Gallery 1957
They have wonderful art exhibitions and there is the bonus of being within the Kempinski Hotel (a popular location).
This place is "visual art and cultural institution" that support Ghanaian artists of varying levels and experience. They host everything from exhibitions to film screenings, and performances to workshops for the culturally curious. Please look them up or go on their website to see what they have going on during your visit.
Nubuke Foundation
7 Lome Close
This place is "visual art and cultural institution" that support Ghanaian artists of varying levels and experience. They host everything from exhibitions to film screenings, and performances to workshops for the culturally curious. Please look them up or go on their website to see what they have going on during your visit.
The store is a good place to stop by of you are looking for more unique, quirky souvenirs or gifts for family and friends back home (or for yourself). Even though this is listed as a store, it is so much more than that. They have a space ("warehouse") where they have events which can vary from encouraging others to live more sustainably, to a album listening session. Please search for what events they might have while you are here.
Lokko House
The store is a good place to stop by of you are looking for more unique, quirky souvenirs or gifts for family and friends back home (or for yourself). Even though this is listed as a store, it is so much more than that. They have a space ("warehouse") where they have events which can vary from encouraging others to live more sustainably, to a album listening session. Please search for what events they might have while you are here.

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Bargain with taxi drivers, and at some markets.
It is usually possible to agree on a different (lower) price if you are willing to do a bit of bargaining which can save cash over time.
관습과 문화
Have small towel, handkerchief, or tissue with you when out
This is more of a personal tip, but many follow this. Small towels, handkerchiefs and tissues are all great for wiping off your face (over the course of the day) as it gets hotter to prevent it from getting too oily or sweaty. They are especially useful if you plan to be out during the afternoon (when it's especially hot), or the whole day.
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Smaller change (bills) are best for transport
After moving here, I realised many times Ubers or taxis don't have exact change. To save yourself some trouble, try and have smaller change on you (1s, 5s, & 10s) if you can, to make things easier in terms of transport. If you'll be taking troskis (minibuses), smaller change is generally preferred as well.
관습과 문화
Cold, hard, cash
To keep things simpler for yourself, please understand that this society is very much cash driven. Many places won't or can't accept (foreign) credit cards. Please expect that cash is generally the preffered form of payment (generally) and prepare accordingly if possible. Otherwise, mobile money aka "momo," is a great alternative as well!