Street Food Festival 2017

Street Food Festival 2017

Take your pick from the food trucks and gourmet pop-up stalls at this tasty annual event.

The Cape Town Street Food Festival is back, with Side Street Studios once again playing host to this ever-popular market. The entrance fee (R50 on Saturday; R100 on Sunday) gives you access to some utterly delicious, proudly South African street fare, such as vinegary fish and slap tjips, gatsbys stuffed to capacity, and some of the best – straight off the fire – braaied goods, prepared by some of South Africa’s best street-food vendors.

Take it to the streets

Here’s a lineup of what you can expect from the three-day feast:

Street-Food Night Market
The first-ever night market kicks off the proceedings.
Date 2 September 2017
Time 5pm – 9pm
Cost R50
Venue Side Street Studios, 48 Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town
Tickets Buy tickets

Street-Food Sunday Market
The second day continues with even more delicious food, live music and free talks.
Date 3 September 2017
Time 9am – 4pm
Cost R100
Venue Side Street Studios, 48 Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town
Tickets Buy tickets

Food Entrepreneur Talks
Like in previous years, a handpicked selection of industry veterans will be giving informative food-related talks, which are free to the public if you have purchased a festival ticket. The big-name foodies include Wesley Randles (The Shortmarket Club), Andy Fenner (Meat Merchants), Ming Cheau Lin (Butterfingers), Nikki Ablertyn (Lionheart) and Nobhongo Gxolo (Third Culture Experiment).
Date 3 September 2017
Time 11am – 1.30pm
Cost Free with a purchase of the festival entrance ticket
Venue Side Street Studios, 48 Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town

Food Studio: The Business of Food Conference
Attending guests can also look forward to interactive talks, demonstrations and tastings by local and international speakers, such as Margot Janse (Isabelo Project), Zayaan Khan (Food Civic), Ruby van den Broek (Instock, Netherlands), Bertie Coetzee (Lowerland), Wesley Randles (The Shortmarket Club) and Andy Fenner (Meat Merchants).
Date 31 August 2017
Time 8.30am – 6pm
Cost R1 300 (includes breakfast, lunch, drinks and a goodie bag)
Venue Workshop 17, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

If you’re into food that is good, honest and simple, you don’t want to miss this one. Not only is it an opportunity to try out a variety of new tastes, textures and flavours; you’ll also have a chance to learn about the industry (and how to make a business out of your passion for food).


Until 3 September 2017


The conference
8.30am – 6pm

Street Food Festival
5pm – 9pm (Saturday)
9am – 4pm (Sunday)



R50 (Saturday market)
R100 (Sunday market)
R1 300 (conference)


The Inside Guide has made every effort to ensure that the information in this post was correct at the time of publication. However, we do not assume any liability caused by errors, such as price, cost, time, and location.

Time of publication: 19 June 2017

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16 Responses to “Street Food Festival 2017”

  1. Ilana

    So you pay to go in and pay for the food?
    Just want clarity , thank you

  2. Mr. Xavier Cook

    Hi there,
    How do I go about applying for a place in the event.
    Kind Regards
    Mr. Xavier Cook

  3. Russel Capes

    Good Day

    Is there any events coming up in 2017 and if so how do we apply.

  4. Kat

    Why does it cost R50 to simply enter the market? Does one get free food or drinks then? Otherwise it simply makes it ridiculously elitist and inaccessible for most people who live in that area.

    • Em

      Right? This is present Woodstock in a nutshell. Gentrification everywhere.

  5. Fabiana


    will you please let me know how i can apply to get a stall there? and the requirements. thank you

    • tacokombi

      Hi .. sent in a request some time ago to apply/ be included in the street food festival however I have had no response whatsoever .
      Brett Krause

      • The Inside Guide

        Hi Brett
        You are through to The Inside Guide. For info about the Street Food festival, you need to contact the organisers directly (contact details on the right hand side).
        Good luck.

  6. Tatiana

    Can you please let me know how I can apply for a vendor .
    Kind Regards

  7. Charlotte Joubert

    I have carnival rides which we can set up at the event for entertainment! Call me. Charlotte Joubert 0827831444.

  8. Warren

    Hii I have a trailer how do I get to stand there for that couple of days

  9. Shivaan

    I have a foodtruck and would like to apply for the market

  10. Lente


    How child friendly will the festival be? We have friends with a 2yr old, will it be ok to bring him along?

    • The Inside Guide

      Hi Lente,

      You may get in touch with the event organisers directly via the email address in the righthand sidebar.

  11. Angelique

    Hi -is it in Bree St again?

  12. Mike

    Which street exactly?