Ghanaian Foods
A Taste Of The Ashantis & Fantis


Are you looking for Ghanaian foods? You must be looking to prepare some mouth watering delicacies – or at least learn about them.

Ghanaian foods, like most African foods, are prepared from vegetables, tubers, grains, fish, other sea foods, snails, and meat of various kinds.

Foods of Ghana are as varied and diverse in constituents and preparation are the beautiful people who occupy the modern day Ashanti Confederacy and the various Fante states along the former Gold Coast.

With a population of over 21 million, 79 languages (9 main languages – Akan, Ga, Nzema, Dagbane, Kasem, Dangme, Ewe, Gonja, and Dagbane), and cultural orientation depending on whether you are from the North of Ghana (Ashanti), East (Brong Ahafo), Central Ghana or Accra, as well as religious leaning, it is not difficult to imagine that one food may be popular in one part of Ghana, and not in the other.

Most Ghanaian foods are prepared from the same food items. Common Ghanaian foods however includes:

Ghanaian Dishes

The following are popular Ghanaian foods and dishes prepared from a combination of any of the above common Ghanaian foods
  • KENKEY (Made out of maize or corn dough)

  • FUFU (Made out of pounding a mixture of plantain and cassava )

  • WAAKYE (Rice mixed with beans boiled together)

  • BANKU (Similar to kenkey, made out of maize or corn dough, smoother in texture)

  • GARI (Made out of cassava in grated form, comes out in little sugar- like crystals)

  • RICE BALLS (Made out of boiled rice)

  • BEANS & RIPE PLANTAIN (Beans cooked in onion and tomato sauce, with spices eaten with fried ripe plantain)

  • YAM/COCOYAM PUDDING (Chopped yam/cocoyam cooked in tomato and onion sauce, with spices as preferred.)SOUPS

  • OKRO (Cooked in onion and tomato sauce with spices, meat and fish eaten with BANKU, RICE, and KENKEY)

  • GROUNDNUT SOUP (Cooked in tomato and onion sauce with spices as preferred, meat, chicken or fish by choice. Eaten with FUFU, RICE, KENKEY, BANKU)

  • PALMNUT SOUP (Husk of crushed palm nuts, tomato, onions ,spices, meat, fish as desired, eaten with FUFU,YAM, KENKEY)

So, whether you are walking in the streets of Accra, or Navrongo, from Kumasi to Takoradi, Madina to Tema, or even in London, you can be sure of what Ghanaian food to eat. For specific information on these Ghanaian foods and Ghanaian recipes, please visit the respective pages above.

Where to Buy Ghanaian Foods?

Are you truly looking for where to buy Ghanaian foods? Look no further. Here at, it is our aim and delight to provide access to any type of African food. We have a stock of common Ghana foods. You can buy Ghanaian foods online here and will be delivered to you anywhere within the UK just at the Click of your mouse.

If you want Ghanaian foods delivered to you outside the UK, we can arrange for that too. Just contact us here and send in the list of items you want. We shall work out the postage, and if it is okay by you, we will then deliver it via an international courier service. Prompt.

So buy Ghanaian foods online today. Go to our African foods online shop.

You can also get Ghanaian foods to buy in most Afro-Caribbean food shops all over Europe and in the USA. You certainly do not need a cheap flight to Ghana anymore for your every day food... thanks to advances in travel.

In London, Upton Park market and Dalston Market are the two popular spots where people go to buy African foods in bulk.

Useful Links

African foods online shop

Why Eat Ghanaian Foods (African foods)

African Recipes

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