A relaxed and easy outing with friends and family.
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!
Now trading daily, the market is a fabulously convenient pitstop for shoppers seeking a quality, yet less formal, eating experience at the Waterfront.
New and noteworthy stalls
Here’s a list of delicious suggestions:
- The Ugly Dumpling for chef Sepial Shim and Mooru Yeo’s addictive Asian favourites.
- Cape Malay House where halaal chef Ammaarah Petersen creates traditional Cape favourites.
- Plucky’s for an American-Korean fusion of fried-chicken dishes.
- Las Paletas for Colombian-inspired natural ice lollies, sorbet and ice cream.
- Seven Colours Eatery where chef Nolu Dube-Cele whips up contemporary home-style South African plates.
- The Little Pasta Factory for fresh, fast, fabulous pasta dishes. Vegan, gluten-free, wholewheat and other alternatives are available.
- Hippolytas for locally hand-crafted artisanal chocolates.
Oldies but goodies
Some of the popular stores at the V&A Food Market have recently introduced new items to their menus:
- Yokos The dairy and nondairy yoghurt brand has recently introduced twirly-whirly ice cream.
- Fish & Chips at The Market There’s nothing better than having a deliciously golden-brown slice of hake and chips on the wharf overlooking the harbour.
- Dos Banditos has expanded its Latin American menu with burritos, tacos and nachos.
- The General Trading Co has stocked up on foodie gifts and products.
- Sant’Alessandro This Italian charcuterie company has launched an easy-to-grab hotdog selection.
- Royaltea is gaining popularity with its new take on rooibos ice tea.
- LUA has introduced a newly curated lightweight menu of delicious Vietnamese rice-paper rolls and Asian poké bowls.
So, next time you’re at the V&A Waterfront, and you need a pitstop between shopping, swing by this marvellous market for a casual bite. All the necessary health and safety standards are in place: masks, social-distancing and hand sanitiser. Keep an eye on their social media for updated trading days and times.
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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