With summer in the air, this vibrant street food market is an easy and relaxed outing.
When you’re looking for a casual bite – and everyone you’re with is craving something different – a food market ticks all the boxes! Which is where the V&A Food Market comes in. Just a stone’s throw from the Aquarium, City Sightseeing Red Bus and The Watershed, this harbourside hub offers a kaleidoscope of cuisines from Cape Malay and Mexican to Asian and Italian, as well as a selection of fantastic snacks – think gourmet popcorn and the best biltong in the country!
Currently trading every Thursday to Sunday, from 9am till 7pm, it’s a fabulously convenient pitstop for shoppers looking for a quality, yet less formal, eating experience at the Waterfront. (Keep an eye on their social media for updated trading days and times.)
Ice cream, you scream
Las Paletas (Spanish for “the ice lollies”) filled a gap in the South African market (and our stomachs) when it was launched by Colombian-born Diana Chavarro in 2012. They were the first naturally made popsicles produced in Cape Town, so we were thrilled to discover they’ve opened a brand-new stall at the V&A Food Market.
The great-tasting ice lollies come in a variety of flavours, such as Belgian chocolate, brownie cheesecake and watermelon-and-mint. There’s even a new vegan range, made using probiotic-packed kefir from Truly Kefir, which will include flavours such as ginger miso, dark chocolate and peanut butter.
If ice lollies aren’t your thing and you’re more into a classic scoop, no problem! Our favourite flavours are s’mores, apple crumble and lemon meringue!
So, next time you’re at the V&A Waterfront, and you need a pitstop between shopping, grab your masks, and swing by this marvellous market for a casual bite and, dare we say, a chilled glass of something good. All the necessary health and safety standards will be adhered to: masks, social-distancing and hand sanitiser.
While you’re in the neighbourhood…
Pop next door to The Watershed for some of the most original and proudly South African artisanal fashion, beauty, decor and art, catch a breathtaking ride on the Cape Wheel, hop aboard the City Sightseeing Red Bus or visit the Aquarium. So much in the neighbourhood to do, see, taste and buy!
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