In Ghana’s capital, Accra Waakye is the only breakfast delicacy that can get several people queuing very early in the morning to be served.
Waakye, a breakfast of choice for most Ghanaians, is a tasty meal, made with rice and beans. In Accra, Waakye stalls are usually situated in suburbs, on high streets, and in local cuisine restaurants. If you want to enjoy great waakye in Accra, here’s Ghanatalksbusiness guide to the best places to go.
Auntie Muni Waakye
Auntie Muni Waakye popularised the sale of waakye in Accra but also made it a staple breakfast and lunch meal. It is well-known among the population in Accra. This place is located in Labone and has provided one of the most consistent waakye recipes in Accra for many years. At Auntie Muni Waakye, you are guaranteed to get a quick and responsive service no matter the number of customers waiting to be served. The food is also reasonably priced depending on the side dishes you buy to accompany your meal. Auntie Muni Waakye is definitely the place to start if you wish to explore this favourite Ghanaian dish.
CLICK HERE FOR LOCATION: Auntie Muni Waakye, Orphan Cres, Accra, Ghana
Two Sisters Waakye
Two Sisters Waakye is another reliable place to experience authentic waakye. The main branch is located in Pig Farm. However, due to the high demand, they have other branches around the city. At Two Sisters Waakye, you get to experience waakye and other foods from northern Ghana, such as tuo zaafi, tubani and jollof rice from women who have been preparing it for many years. They attract a lot of attention, and customers visit from about 8am until late in the afternoon. Two Sisters Waakye is worth visiting as it is one of the few places where you can buy great waakye without spending too much.
CLICK HERE FOR LOCATION:Two Sisters Waakye, Pig Farm, Accra, Ghana.
Osu Shell Waakye
If the number of people lining up anxiously in front of the venue throughout the day judges great waakye, then Osu Shell Waakye is the place to be. This street food stall is situated in Osu, Accra’s main cultural hotspot. This makes it a prime location for eager waakye custumers. Service is quite fast here, compared to other places, and they also have many different sides dishes to accompany the waakye. The Osu Shell Waakye is dangerously addictive, however watch out for their shitor (hot pepper sauce) which tends to be very scorching sometimes.
CLICK HERE FOR LOCATION: Osu Shell Waakye, Oxford Street, Accra, Ghana.
Although some of the best waakye in Accra can be found at street stalls, at The Buka Restaurant, an African restaurant, you get some great waakye without the hassle of long queues. The ambience at the Buka Restaurant is quiet mellow and the place is well decorated with African masks, sculptures and other wooden accents. It is located in Osu and a great place to grab lunch or have a short meeting. You can also try out many local Ghanaian dishes and other food such as acheke, red red and jollof rice.
CLICK HERE FOR LOCATION:Buka Restaurant, 10th St, Accra, Ghana. 024 484 2464
The Chop Bar
The Chop Bar is a great restaurant were you can be sure to have some of the best local dishes like fufu and goat light soup, banku and tilapia and of course, waakye. The Chop Bar keeps things very authentic and presents waakye with the same garnishing and taste that you would expect from a street stall – without the stress. Their décor is also simple and minimalist, with little accents reinforcing the Ghanaian experience. The Chop Bar is located at the Achimota Retail Centre.
CLICK HERE FOR LOCATION: The Chop Bar, Achimota Retail Centre, Achimota, Accra. 030 396 6603