Friday, 9 September 2016


Before the proliferation of burgers, fries, pizza, noodles and the likes, the most common favourite meal for most children, in the urban areas of Ghana some years ago, was either Jollof or Fried Rice. Civilization did not only affect our way of life, what we eat was always affected and rice was a meal that had a firm footing in our menu chat as Ghanaians. With Ghana importing about 70% of rice it consumes annually, there is no doubt a large percentage of the country’s population eats rice at least twice a week.

The existence of rice has been documented in history as a source of food as far back as 2500 B.C. Largely grown and consumed in Asia, there are two species that are popularly cultivated, oryza glaberrima and oryza sativa, with the latter being the most popular of the two species. About half the world’s population lives partially or wholly on the wild grass due to its ability to flourish in a wide spectrum of climates. Low in fat and protein compared to other cereal grains, rice is however rich in carbohydrate, with brown rice having a greater food value than white rice.

Rice is that one food stuff that cannot be absent in a Ghanaian home. It finds itself in every meal that makes the people’s favourite. Jollof and Fried Rice is simply about the rice, waakye is not what it is without the presence of rice. Rice water (Rice porridge) on a good Saturday morning makes breakfast worth it. Sunday is never complete without a tasty bowl of omotuo (Rice balls) special at daddy’s favourite joint. Did you know there was rice cake? That makes a good dessert.

Almost every restaurant listed on the Jumia Food app has a special recipe of rice listed on its menu. Start trying something new, enough of the everyday plain rice, jollof and fried rice. Get on Jumia Food and get adventurous with the rice recipe options from your favourite restaurant. Place the order for that recipe you have never tasted now!!!

Saturday, 27 August 2016


Ghana’s two-time mobile app of the year, Jumia Food, then Hello Food, is getting bigger and better each day with more people downloading and using the food ordering app.

Available on android, IOS and windows, the about 15 megabytes’ app has seemingly thrown a few of its users into a state of confusion after it migrated on to the Jumia platform. The good news is; Jumia 

Food works just like Hello Food used to. In a phone interview with the Marketing Manager of Ghana’s premiere online food market place, he explained how the app works and cleared the air of any form of misunderstanding.

He said:
All a prospective user needs to do is visit the play store on android, the apple store on IOS or windows store to download the app.

After downloading the app, it is advised that the user creates an account on the app. This would help you receive notifications on what is new on the Jumia Food market and make usage more interactive. You may also log in with your Facebook account.

How is food ordered on Jumia?
1.       The first step to ordering a meal on Jumia Food is selecting your location. This can be done manually or automatically (with the help of Google’s map). A list of restaurants close to your location pops up. Estimated time of delivery is displayed next to each restaurant. If you do not find a restaurant close to your location, Jumia Food gives you the option to suggest the restaurant to be added to the list. Nonetheless, deliveries are area specific that is meals are delivered to certain areas within a radius from the location of the restaurant. This is to ensure consumers have their meals delivered in the best ready to eat state.

2.       After choosing your restaurant, a list of meals available on menu of the restaurant pops up. Choose the meal you want; the order drops into your basket as you choose. When done choosing your meal, click on the basket to move to the next step. Each meal listed on the menu comes along with its cost.

3.       Checking out is the next and final step after picking your preferred cuisine. At the checkout stage, you are directed to choose your payment plan and delivery details. Fill in your name and details of where the delivery is to be made. You are also given the option to select a payment plan. A code will be sent to you once your check out is completed.

Mr. Adjahoe also made it known that Jumia Food is ever ready to assist customers who still encounter difficulty with using the app. “All you have to do is call our customer service personnel on 0571000600/0544035506, and they will attend to you,” he added.

Friday, 19 August 2016


Ghana’s premiere food ordering and delivery platform, Jumia Food has expanded the number of restaurants enlisted on to its platform.

Five restaurants have been added to the list of restaurants users of the app can order food from and have them delivered to the them. The five restaurants are Eddy’s Pizza and Wich Burger, both located at Ring Road, Chopitalia located at Cassa Trassaco, Vanilla in Abelemkpe and Afro Café located in Labone.

Eddy’s Pizza is one of Ghana’s most popular and patronized pizza joints. Although popularly known for its pizza, Eddy’s Pizza has a wide option of food patrons would love to enjoy. At the Ring Road branch of Eddy’s Pizza, visitors will find on the menu salads, bread rolls and bread sticks, chicken wings, pasta, desserts milkshakes, smoothies, hot and cold beverages and fresh juice

Located on the Ring Road, experts in American burgers and sandwiches Wich Burger have also joined the Jumia Food Family. Although its name may suggest the restaurant only serves only different types of burgers and sandwiches, breads salads, wraps, philly, chicken, fresh juices, milkshakes and smoothies can also be found on the menu of Wich Burger.

Accra Mall is known to be host to many food spots at its Food court. With the addition of Chopitalia not far from the mall, the number of restaurants located within and around the Accra Mall and enlisted on the Jumia Food platform now stands at 32. Chopitalia serves meals including Bruschetta, Pasta, Pizza Cones, Piadina, Burgers and Sandwiches, Salads, Desserts, Hot and cold Drinks and many more.

One of Ghana’s premium ice cream joints, Vanilla, located in Abelemkpe, has also signed on to the Jumia Food platform. At Vanilla, consumers are sure to find a wide range of Ice Cream and Waffle Cones, Ice Cream Shakes, Juices, Protein Shakes and Yoghurt, Smoothies and Superfoods Smoothies to pick from.

The African style cafe and restaurant, serving authentic Ghanaian food and beverages at affordable prices, Afro Café, located in Labone has also joined the list of restaurants on the online food ordering platform. Afro Café serves breakfast, Afro Starters, Afro Soups, Afro Stews, Afro Meals, Afro Extras and drinks

Speaking on the latest additions to the Jumia Food platform, the Marketing Manager of Jumia Food, Mr. Duke Kofi Adjahoe said that the brand was still committed to delivering the best services available to its clients across the capital. He also emphasized that despite the addition of more restaurants on the list of Jumia Food, it was not going to affect prompt delivery of food in any way. “We are equally improving our strategies and introducing efficient delivery options to meet our clients’ expectation.

He further added ; ‘’by showing our customers we value their time, each customer who’s meal that gets delivered after the stipulated time gets a free meal.”

Jumia Food now has a total of about 110 restaurants enrolled on to its platform. 

Friday, 12 August 2016

Get Served, Pasta

Most people associate it with waakye because they find it as an integeral part of garnishing it. Sometime ago, it was popularly referred to as  “Taalia,” now it has managed to gain another popular not because of waakye though. This time it’s known and has become a popular meal for many people because of the brand “Indomie.” With more people referring to this meal as “indomie,” it is good to learn that not all pasta is indomie and spaghetti is a type of pasta.

This is the story behind pasta - The first reference to the traditional Italian meal is dated as far back as 1154 in Sicily.  The delicacy is a noodle made from an unleavened dough of a durum wheat flour mixed with water or eggs and formed into sheets or various shapes, then cooked by boiling or baking. Pasta can also be made with flour from other cereals or grains.

Due to its versatility, pasta comes in many forms or varieties. Whilst in Ghana pasta typically makes the main course at dinner, it sometimes finds its place as a starter elsewhere in the world. It takes approximately five to ten minutes to get pasta ready for the eating, however what makes pasta mouthwatering is the garnishing most people add to it. Check out these varieties of pasta from some Jumia Food listed restaurants in Accra:

There is no better place you can think of getting sumptuous pasta than an Italian restaurant. La Piazza located in Osu and East Legon is your best shot at a good plate of pasta. With as many as eleven different pasta meals available, you are sure not to get disappointed. Let’s take a tour of what La Piazza has got to offer:

Spaghetti la piazza is a pasta meal of Spaghetti served in a white mushroom sauce with chicken and costs GH₵48.00

Chicken pesto pasta comes at a cost of GH₵42.00 annd is made of Fusili, chicken, strips, pesto sauce, emmental cheese, onion, garlic. This is a good choice for chicken lovers.

Home made lasagna  is Lasagna with minced meat and bechamel sauce. Lasagna is pasta made in the form of sheets or wide strips.Get this pasta variety at GH₵48.00

Penne arrabiata is simply Penne (pasta in the form of short wide tubes) with a spicy tomato sauce and is priced GH₵37.00

Tagliatelle with roasted vegetables Do not get confused by the huge name Tagliatelle it is just pasta in narrow ribbons. This meal costing GH₵35.00 consists of Tagliatelle, basil, roasted vegetables  and parmigiano

 Four cheese fettuccini. Fettuccine is a type of pasta popular in Roman and Tuscan cuisine made in thick, flat ribbons. At La Piazza, the meal costs GH₵55.00

Spaghetti carbonara is a tasty pasta meal of Spaghetti, white sauce, egg and bacon costing GH₵42.00

Spaghetti Bolognese is practically the most popular pasta recipe that can be found in Ghana. A good combination of spaghetti, tomato sauce and minced meat is what makes a good plate of Spaghetti Bolognese at La Piazza.

Beef rigatoni finds itself on the menu of pasta available at La Piazza. Rigatoni are a form of tube-shaped pasta of varying lengths and diameters, larger than penne, and sometimes slightly curved. The meal that costs GH₵40.00 is made of Rigatoni, beef, onion, carrot and green pepper

If pasta to you only meant indomie or “taalia,” then you have been missing out on a lot more available options. Order that sumptuous meal of pasta from your favourite restaurant now!!! Jumia Food is always ready to make that delivery. Use the code hr20pr for your discount off every order.

Monday, 1 August 2016

Keep Salad On Your Menu

Salads may be described as one of the world’s most colourful meals anyone could ever be served with at any time of the day. Usually served cold, salad is one of the world’s oldest recipes which consists of small pieces of different food, which may be mixed with a sauce or salad dressing.
The meal which could be an incorporation of vegetables, fruits, cheese, cooked meat, eggs, grains and nuts has good reasons why you should have it on your menu chat at once every week.

Did you know that salads
1.       Build your bones?
2.       Sharpen your eyesight?
3.       Rev up your muscles?
4.       Fight breast cancer?
5.       Protect your heart?

If you do not find these pointers to be enough reason why salads should become one of your favourite delicacies, then you may want to enjoy the meal just for the fiber and the health benefits of the fruits and vegetables used in preparing this meal.

Friday, 22 July 2016


Set on a mission to provide a game changing experience for customers, Jumia Food has come up with a policy that aims at ensuring customers enjoy the full benefit for which the app was created in the best fashion.

In a post distributed by the online food market outfit, it read, “Your time is valuable and today we are introducing something new which has never been done before! If your meal is not delivered in the time promised, your next order is free!”

Knowing the importance of client satisfaction and the essence of time in their venture, Jumia Food now compensates clients when their meals are not delivered on time.
                How it works:                   
                •             You place your order on the Jumia Food app (only app orders eligible)
                •             Wait until you see the clock starts ticking on the check-out page, this means we're processing your order
                •             If the Jumia Food driver reaches your building after the clock runs down to zero, your next order is on us
                •             When the clock runs down to zero on your app, a pop-up will appear asking you if your order arrived. If you didn't receive your order in the time promised, you should click "No"
                •             Then get in touch with our Customer care team by email, call us or chat with us on our website on the same day you placed the order.
                •             When the order is confirmed as "late" by our customer service team, we will send you a voucher code which you can redeem on your next order on Jumia Food!             

Speaking on the new customer care policy, the country managing director of Jumia Food, Mr. Sofiène Marzouki said that the satisfaction of the client is the company’s number one priority and delivering meals ordered on time was the main focus of the company. “When we are unable to satisfy the client to the fullest (delivering meals on time), we must find a way to compensate the client, thus the development of this policy,” he said. He emphasized that this policy was not a way of finding excuses to be late, however the hectic traffic conditions in the capital and other conditions that may be beyond the company’s control, sometimes hindered the prompt delivery of meals. “The consumer should not suffer for these situations, we care about our patrons and we are doing everything possible to ensure they get maximum satisfaction with our services,” he added. He was quick however to add that the policy had terms and conditions attached to it.

Jumia Food, formerly Hello Food, is Ghana’s premiere online food ordering and delivery platform. The app can be downloaded on google play store and anytime an order is placed using the code hf20pr clients enjoy 20% discount off their orders.        


Friday, 1 July 2016

Exciting news! Hellofood is now Jumiafood

After years of its successful operations in Ghana, Ghana’s premiere and award winning online food ordering and delivery platform Hellofood has since June 23, 2016 moved to join a larger family - the Jumia family, formerly known as the Africa Internet Group. Read More