v and a market on the wharf, waterfront, Cape Town

The V & A market on the Wharf is a fabulous new addition to the growing Cape Town food market scene. It opened in December last year and is filled with exciting producers who are very passionate about what they sell. Located in Nobel Square between the Two Oceans Aquarium and the V & A Hotel its easy to access and you don’t have to lug all your shopping around, you can simply drop it off and collect on your way out.

I popped down again over the week end to see how things were getting along and was delighted with what I found. There are a mix of vendors selling everything from fresh fruit and vegetables,meat, cheese, to delicious prepared food like dim sum, cakes and steak sandwiches. Its the perfect place to pop in for lunch or an early supper and go home with a few local, organic or artisan food items. The best part for me is getting to chat to the vendors, many of whom make the product themselves. Understanding the origin of the food we eat is so important and this connection is what makes shopping at a market so much more rewarding than a supermarket.

I am not going into great detail about all the vendors there, but rather encourage you to visit and see for your self. I took a few pics to give you a glimpse about what you can expect.

They have a stunning demonstration kitchen upstairs with gorgeous Kitchenaid equipment. You can attend a food demo, cooking class or hire the space for a private party. Well know local food personality and cook book author Sonia Cabano will be running a series of fabulous food workshops and kitchen parties from 1 March. Please contact her directly for inquiries and bookings soniacabano2000@gmail.com cell 071 674 0222.

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Open Wednesday to Sunday from 09h30 to 19h30

11 Comments

  1. Carolie de Koster

    Hi Sam
    Now this makes me long for the unique atmosphere of Cape Town!
    Carolie

  2. Sam

    Hi Carolie, the food market scene is Cape Town has totally blossomed, and its wonderful.

  3. Sam

    Hi Illse, its lovely, you will like – and thank you.

  4. Great photos Sam. We went there a few weeks back (couldn’t make the media launch the other day) and I love the place. We of course promptly parked off upstairs and knocked back some beer. Its not a good idea to go to the market hungry – makes it very easy to spend a lot of money!

  5. Sam

    Thanks Hennie, Ja, its just so damn easy to spend a lot there. But I really love the variety and the excellent quality of many of the vendors products. I also like that it is so close to home and open in the week. The perfect place to have a light dinner before a movie or if you have to do some shopping in the waterfront.

  6. Oh wow- what a remarkable place. I would wander in there for days if I could

  7. Looks so divine! Am going to have to visit with you in tow to show me all the best kept secrets!

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