A new food market at the Waterfront

So Christmas is over – and already seems a long time ago. Weird how that happens. But it’s still the holiday season and when we visited the Waterfront in Cape Town yesterday it was as busy as I’ve ever seen it. There’s so much going on there and something to please everyone. And now there’s even a brand new food market to visit.

The Market on the Wharf opened on December 5. It’s beautifully done inside with lots of small stalls selling an interesting and amazingly international range of goods. Even things I’d never seen or heard of before, like these chimney cakes.

Transylvanian Hungarian Chimney Cakes - how exotic is that?

Transylvanian Hungarian Chimney Cakes – how exotic is that?

Choose your flavour. I tasted the cinnamon one and it was light and flavoursome

Choose your flavour. I tasted the cinnamon one and it was light and flavoursome

You’ll find cuisines from places like Denmark (hot dogs), Taiwan (dim sums), Germany (sausages and meat), Italy (cheeses and salamis) and Greece. There’s also a Jewish Kosher stall and amazing local produce like biltong, olives, burgers, oysters, fresh juice, coffee and chocolate.

Loads of kosher food to choose from at Berrie's

Loads of kosher food to choose from at Berkie’s

salami

Take your pick from a good range of Italian salamis

A local speciality, the most delicious tasting biltong

A local speciality, the tastiest of biltong from Stokkiesdraai Biltong

There's even a flower stall, who can resist these beautiful proteas?

There’s even a flower stall, who can resist these beautiful proteas?

Tasty gourmet samosas that are freshly made

Tasty gourmet samosas that are freshly made

You can eat there on benches, both inside and outside, but as we’d just had lunch we bought takeaway samosas from the Gourmet Samosa stall and curries (chicken and lamb) from the Durban’s Finest Curry stall for dinner. All curries are made using family recipes passed down through the generations and were tasty with a good chilli hit. Also recommend the samosas, especially the lamb and chickpea ones.

Market on the Wharf really makes food shopping even more fun, and who knows, you might discover something completely different at the same time.

The entrance into the shiny new market. Table Mountain is just on the right

The entrance into the shiny new market. Table Mountain is just on the left

Market on the Wharf is near the aquarium and is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 9.30 to 19.30.

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