It’s no secret that the Cape has become a foodie hotspot of note, with a rich array of culinary experiences to suit all palates – from charcuterie to cheese to coffee, beer and wine. Only problem is, getting a taste of everything in a short space of time, could prove tricky. Unless, of course, there was a tour that allowed you to do exactly that…
Enter Foodie Thursdays, a six-hour amble through Cape Town Central that includes stops at various foodie hubs. Whether it’s the colourful spices of the Bo-Kaap, the buzz of Bree Street or the greenery of the Company’s Garden, each stop on this tour showcases not just an aspect of the Cape culinary scene, but a piece of its rich heritage as well.
The tour includes the services of a professional driver, who will pick you up from a location of your choice in city centre.
Then your culinary adventure begins…
- Coffee Tasting at one of the many artisan coffee roasters in Cape town, where you’ll learn about different brewing methods, and try out the results for yourself.
- A walk through the Company’s Garden, where the early Dutch settlers planted fruit and vegetable gardens to feed their growing colonies. Taste some traditional South African Rooibos tea, served with a homemade rusk.
- A visit to the lively Earth Fair Market at St. George’s Mall, where you’ll get a taste of what the local vendors have to offer.
- A visit to the Bo Kaap, famous for its colourful buildings and wide array of spices, as well as traditional delicacies like samoosas and koesisters. Here you’ll enjoy a light lunch of local Cape Malay delights.
- Head down Bree Street, a buzzing strip where cool restaurants and hip bars sit cheek by jowl with chic boutiques and panelbeaters.
- Catch the MyCiti bus to Woodstock – – Cape Town’s vibrant up-and-coming district, where the Old Biscuit Mill is situated. Indulge in a chocolate tasting, before finishing off the day with a craft beer or local gin tasting to wash it all down.
Along the way, you’ll get to chat to some of the coffee roasters, chocolatiers and brewers who have helped make the Cape Town food scene what it is.
Please note Cape Food and Wine Tours can cater for vegetarians, but not for vegan, halaal, gluten-free, or lactose-free diets. However, since there is generally a variety of food available, clients with dietary restrictions are welcome to book the tour, and sample the foods that suit them.
Good to know
- The tour starts at Yours Truly Coffee Shop (look for the guide with a sign saying “Cape Food & Wine Tours”)
- The cost includes the services of a professional guide, light lunch, and all tastings mentioned
- Lunch is only at 1.30pm, so participants are advised to have breakfast beforehand
- The minimum age for participation is 7 years old, due to the amount of walking involved