Situated on Nobel Square, V&A Food Market is fabulous for shoppers looking for a quality, yet less formal, eating experience at the V&A. Housed in a historical building, and home to over 40 vendors, you’re sure to find something that tickles your palate – from gourmet burgers and lip-smacking oysters to preservative-free smoothies, homemade ice cream, Namibian grass-fed beef biltong, and more.
A sea of scrumptious stalls
A significant upgrade to the market has seen an exciting crop of vendors joining its already impressive list. We’re currently craving:
Knysna Oyster Company
For fresh, delicious seafood, look no further than the Knysna Oyster Company. The oysters are a highlight, and the recently expanded menu now includes prawn poppers, cajun squid tacos, crispy calamari, teriyaki grilled salmon, and more!
If it’s handmade artisanal chocolate you’re after, make a stop at Le Chocolatier. The extra-smooth, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate is made from 70% cocoa, contains no sugar, is halaal-certified and Banting-friendly. Bring on the guilt-free treats!
Creamy homemade ice cream, that contains only the best ethically sourced, seasonal ingredients, is a welcome pitstop. The Creamery updates their flavours weekly – all the more reason to make your visits a regular occurrence.
The Bottle Bank
The first speciality craft-beer retail store in South Africa, The Bottle Bank offers a vast selection of craft beer, gin, bubbly and more. For the month of love, we highly recommend nabbing a few bottles of the sparkling stuff or trying out one of their many local gins.
Music to your ears
An ever-changing lineup of musicians gets things festive in the upstairs section of the market every Saturday and Sunday, as well as on public holidays from 1pm until 4pm. So, pull up a chair, grab a bite and something cold to drink – it’s bound to be music to your ears.
The February 2020 lineup
- Saturday, 1 February The Beautiful Hooligans
- Sunday, 2 February Radiophonia
- Saturday, 8 February Skye
- Sunday, 9 February Dave Dale
- Saturday, 15 February James Cross
- Sunday, 16 February Plumsong
- Saturday, 22 February The Beautiful Hooligans
- Sunday, 23 February Dani Ville
- Saturday, 29 February The Professors
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.
So, next time you find yourself in need of a pitstop between shopping, swing by this marvellous market. Whether you grab a ready-made wrap/ steak roll/ ice cream/ plate of sushi/ bag of biltong, to enjoy inside or at the outdoor tables – or you feel like browsing the stalls for quality ingredients to take home, you won’t leave disappointed.
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