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Diary of a Ghanaian Foodie

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Ghana is blessed with resources – both for the pocket and for the stomach. What you prefer is based solely on who you are, what you believe in, among others. I prefer to deal first with my stomach, although others may argue that the former is the means to the latter. I have no reason and I can’t attempt to explain. I am what I am- a lover of food, a foodie.

Cambridge Dictionary defines a foodie as a person who loves food and is very interested in different kinds of food. I love food; I am very interested in different kinds of food; and therefore I am a foodie. I don’t blame me, I blame my mother and after I explain myself, you will blame her too. I grew up in an average home where choice was a luxury. We did not get to be picky, especially with food. My siblings and I ate as much as we wanted daily from what was served us, not daring to complain or to make a counter request. Typically, the average African home is like that. You eat what you are served or you attract a punch. My mother’s punch was brutal and I was no fool to let it come my way. So, I grew up like this, appreciating the smallest things that contain nutrients.

It is not hard to be a foodie in Ghana, a country with so many tribes, each having their own mouth-watering delicacies that are both pleasing to the eye and to the gut. Ghanaian foods are mainly manually-processed carbohydrate foods, usually accompanied by sumptuous stews and soups, with an added element of protein to suit one’s taste. Each tribe seems to have a little nutritive surprise for the other’s taste buds so much so that one is forced to remain at peace with his brother for the benefits of his belly. In fact, if there ever was a driving force behind Ghana’s long-known peace, I would not hesitate to point fingers at our food.

Our multiculturalism as a country has definitely played a role in making us an embodiment of peace and unity. Think of it- You fight your brother from a different tribe at your very own risk. Food is the glue that keeps us alive and together and as long as I remain an advocate for peace, I will continue to honour food the way it should. I am not saying I have a voracious appetite for food; I am no glutton. I am just a lover of food, a proud foodie.

By Juliet Agyapong

Pizarea- Buy Pizza online in Accra

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Pizza is a delicacy most people enjoy. It is preferred to most meals because of how quick it is prepared and how satisfying it can be. Pizza in most restaurants usually takes just about 15-25 minutes to prepare, and of course it is best served hot. There are so many pizza outlets due to its high demand. People usually prefer it because it is the easiest to share with loved ones.

Pizza is a flattened disk of bread dough topped with meat and/or vegetables and cheese. It is baked quickly usually in a commercial setting, using a wood-fired oven heated to a very high temperature—and served hot.

Legend has it that, Pizza spread from Italy throughout much of the rest of the world, and, in regions outside of Italy. The popularity of pizza in the United States began with the Italian community in New York City. The first pizzeria appeared there in 1905, then the pizza industry boomed after World War II.

However, the origination of Pizza is still unclear. So many countries are claiming the origin to be theirs. Nevertheless, pizza originating from Italy seems to be the major source most people are acknowledging. Well, as to who brought it, we can only thank them for this delicious delicacy and enjoy it as much we can.

There are various types of pizza and the name varies per the restaurant selling the pizza. However, the name is usually determined by the toppings spread on the dough. One of the simplest and most traditional pizzas is the Margherita also known as Cheese Pizza, which is topped with tomatoes or tomato sauce, mozzarella, and basil.

In Ghana, pizza is special favourite. People buy pizza in Accra on almost all occasions from ordinary days to special days. There are several pizza restaurants around but the most popular are Eddys Pizza, Accra and Papa’s Pizza, Accra. These have dominated the industry and set the pace for others to follow. The most popular pizza flavours in Ghana are Margherita, Pepperoni, Assorted Meat, All Seasons Pizza, etc.

The pizza craze is so intense that some flavours have been named after popular songs like “no kissing babe” mainly because it contains Garlic so it makes it difficult to stand someone’s breath let alone kiss them…lol. There are other interesting names like Opana pizza, Ghanaman pizza and the likes.

Well, for all sorts of Pizza in Ghana; Pizarea -an online food shopping platform- makes it easy to order and buy from any of these popular pizza joints in Accra to be delivered at your comfort zone. Buy Pizza in Accra with this online food ordering platform. It is easy, safe, convenient and reliable!

So on a lighter note, “Opana, GhanaMan no kissing babe today ooo”. Keep enjoying this amazing delicacy but have it more pleasant with Pizarea. Chao…

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It’s amazing how services like Pizarea can bring people together… I met Fred a year ago at papas pizza, he’s always been a workaholic and it had affected our relationship these past few months. I could not forgive him if he missed this special day of love, forgetting my birthday was enough. Mind you, I’m not looking for something extravagant just a me-and-you time with a bottle of Coca-Cola and my favourite “no Kissing babe” pizza from Papas Pizza.
It’s 7:15 pm, and he hasn’t texted me or called and as I figured, there it was switched off. Eeiii, Abrante3 yi paa… I sadly lamented. Meanwhile my roommate NanaAma, got a pizza delivery from Eddy’s Pizza East Legon, apparently Joojo the darling boy placed an order online on a platform called Pizarea!

Hmmm…why me? I could hear the other girls whispering about my mood, as they teased “girl no wa gnashi”, yet still I wanted to wait for a while before I blacklisted Fred!!!
Then hours later, I heard a knock…. it was unexpected, unimaginable, my heart missed a beat!
Oh my word… He remembered!

A delivery guy handed me my favourite “no Kissing babe” pizza, Fried rice with grilled chicken and a bottle of St. Michael Fruit juice with a card that read… I hope I’m not too late! Will you be my valentine? Will pick you up at 10 PM. Come and see smiles as I dug into my wardrobe searching for the red crop top and the high waist jeans I bought from a popular boutique. In no time I was ready and busily waiting…shame on all the haters I thought out loud.
Fred picked me up at 10 and gave me the best treat ever, I couldn’t have asked for more.

As we journeyed back, he confessed… Sweetheart I totally forgot, I was engaged in a meeting for hours, had it not been for my colleagues who referred me to Pizarea, I know you would have left me for good. It’s saved me the long queues, it was very responsive, and most importantly it saved us. As I laid down, I kept repeating, thank you Pizarea I owe you my man!……from a loyal pizarea customer a year ago!

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Are you in the mood for some pampering? Are you too busy or tired to queue for your favorite food? Or wondering what to eat or quench your thirst with? Wondering where to get it soon to your comfort zone? Then, order food online with Pizarea, it is suitable for all these needs and more.

Pizarea is an online food ordering platform available as a mobile application on the Google Playstore and as a website. It enables people to access nearby restaurants, browse their menu, place orders with them and have it delivered to their doorstep. There are several restaurants on the platform with several menu items available including local (Ghanaian food) and continental cuisines. Pizarea is within and Accra, Tema and beyond.

PARTNERS

Pizarea is currently in partnership with some of the best restaurants in Ghana. They are:

Some of them mainly specialize in breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner.

 

HOW TO ORDER FOOD ONLINE USING PIZAREA 

It is very simple, easy, and safe to use Pizarea. The image below summarises how it works.

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WHY CHOOSE PIZAREA

QUALITY CUSTOMER CARE

Pizarea has a chat system that enables clients to chat with a 24/7 online support both on the application and the website. There is also a customer service representative always happy and ready to assist with any challenge faced while ordering and provide the needed information on restaurant’s opening and closing times, menu, specialties, delivery charges and reservations.

 

SECURED ONLINE PAYMENT

In addition, Pizarea allows you to make payments online via MPower (Mobile money), VISA, Slydepay, and Payza. Moreover, orders can be placed and paid for loved ones in Ghana by People abroad via World Remit. Customers notwithstanding, can pay cash on delivery or cash on pick-up in order to skip long queues at favourite restaurants.

 

CONVENIENCE

Pizarea has an efficient delivery system that enables customers to track their orders via a link provided when the order is verified. Orders placed are received in 45 minutes or less. Delivery covers the whole of Accra and Tema, and orders are delivered at the comfort of your offices, homes, and convenient location you prefer. Pizarea is so flexible that it can be done off the back of a bus and even in a plane.

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