When people visit my stand at any of my weekly or monthly markets, they are surprised at the array of products we stock and the usual comment I get ranges from “Ooo, I didn’t know you could get these things in Ghana and so I packed my suitcase when coming” to “Are these made in Ghana?” So, folks, it is official, you can now get a decent stock of health, vegan and gluten free foods. We at Native Juice & Whole Foods Enterprise are always growing our stock as demand rises, so please help us so we can help you.
Today, I am going to give you 10 tips on eating healthy in Accra.
- Native Juice & Whole Foods has a wide stock of organic, gluten free and whole foods, such as quinoa, flour, cereals, rice, honey, agave syrup, seeds, nuts and more.
- Every Saturday between 9a.m. to 3p.m. there is a vibrant Green Market called the Labone Green Market located at Labone Coffee Shop where you will find fresh vegetables such as kale, spinach cilantro, lettuce, various fruits, herbs and spices to buy. These are all grown in Ghana. Available also is fresh juice, home-made Italian pasta, home-made pork and chicken sausages, coconut oil, gluten free bread and snacks, as well as hand-made chocolates, New York style bagels. And not forgetting natural skin care products made out of local shea butter, black soap, etc.
- If you live in the Cantonments area, you will find Sow Green Sow Good Organic Market at the DuBois Centre every Saturday from 8a.m. to 2p.m.
- For those of you in the Legon area and its environs, why not visit the Green market at Legon Botanical Gardens, every Saturday from 9a.m. to 2p.m.
- The Open Air Stock Exchange at Goethe Institute is well worth a visit on the first Saturday of each month (closed in the month of January). The Open Air Stock Exchange also has a market on the second Saturday of the month in the Airport Residential Area, Volta Street.
- A number of cafes now offer healthy options, such as Cafe Kwae, Airport City.
- For your vegan needs, I suggest you contact the Vibrant Vegan Society in Ghana via their Facebook page.
- For gluten free baking, I recommend The Gluten Free Bakers. Contact them via their Facebook Page or call them on 055 550 2237.
- I also recommend Roots & Soul Vegan Food Tel: 024 198 0162.
- Other vegan eateries I recommend are Mahorgany at A&C Mall, East Legon, and Assasepa on High Street (ask anyone on Accra High Street, they will give you directions).
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Until next time……. Invest in your body.