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