The Old Power Station brought power to the Cape Town dockyard, blazing a trail for trade in Cape town and the African continent. Today, this powerhouse of innovation is still generating bright ideas through the V&A Food Market. They showcase 42 of the finest local products and offer a platform for small business to launch trend concept food stores and bars alike. You can sit indoors when windy or quayside for sundowners. It’s the place to be for those seeking an eating experience with a vibrant atmosphere, plenty of variety at affordable prices.
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, meat and vegetarian poké bowls), The Creamery (for farm-fresh ice-cream), Vagabond Kitchens (for tasty chicken, steak or vegan wraps), Thai Hut (for great Thai and Dim Sum), Knysna Oyster Co (for smack-of-the-sea oysters, seared tuna and seafood) and Nonna Lina (for great pizza), 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
- On New Year’s Eve, the V&A Food Market is the perfect spot to avoid the R1000 per head cover that can be found out there. At R100 per head, you get to enjoy the fireworks, while perusing the market’s array of enticing food stalls.
- The industrial-style space is ideal for group events where guests can use a voucher system to get a taste of everything.