This artisanal market in the heart of the Waterfront is fabulous for shoppers looking for a quality, yet less formal, eating experience at the V&A. With more than 42 vendors purveying their wares in the newly revamped building, you’re sure to find something that tickles your palate – from gourmet burgers and lip-smacking sushi to preservative-free smoothies, homemade ice cream, grass-fed biltong, and more.
A sea of scrumptious stalls
After a significant upgrade, the popular market has introduced an exciting crop of vendors to its already impressive list. Among the 42 permanent stalls, you’ll find Unframed Ice Cream (for vegan delights), Hokey Poké (for fresh fish and vegeatarian poké bowls), The Creamery (for farm-fresh ice-cream), Vagabond Kitchens (for tasty steaks and seared-tuna wraps), Sundoo (for curries and bunny chow), Knysna Oyster Co (for smack-of-the-sea oysters), Nonna Lina (for great pizza), and The Deckhouse (for US-style crab and seafood dishes), as well as a variety of other stalls offering Tunisian, Indian, Thai, Italian, Japanese, Asian and African cuisine.
But that’s not all… Joining these stalwarts are some new concept stalls, such as Yokos (for delicious dairy-free and vegan yoghurt) and Chop Chop Steak Bar, where your meat is weighed and grilled to your liking.
And, if you’re thirsty…
Quench it with a freshly made juice, or head to one of the two bars for a local craft beer (out of a choice of 100!). Caffeine fiends will feel right at home with The Power Station and Truth Coffee right there.
Music to your ears
Take in live tunes from local talents while you tuck in, in the upstairs section every Saturday and Sunday, as well as on public holidays from 1pm until 4pm. With ever-changing artists and genres, there’s bound to be music for everyone’s ears.
So, next time you find yourself in need of a pitstop between shopping, swing by this marvellous market. Because, whether you grab a ready-made wrap/ steak roll/ ice-cream/ plate of sushi/ bag of biltong, to enjoy at the outdoor tables, or you feel like browsing the stalls for quality ingredients to take home, you won’t leave disappointed.
Good to know The industrial-style space is ideal for group events where guests can use a voucher system to get a taste of everything.