Cape Town City Eats - a cultural walking tour
Cape Town is a city that has been metamorphosing at a rapid rate over the last ten years and previously run down areas are emerging as cutting edge hotspots, leading the way in innovative cuisine. Walking the streets you’ll discover the city’s history, the people, their cultures, their cuisines, as well as contemporary Cape Town and its artisanal trends.
By the end you will have both a deep appreciation of the cutting-edge cuisine of the area, and a long list of cafes, bars, shops and restaurants that you need to go back to!
You will love
- Discover the spots that only the locals know – ditch the guide book!
- Guided by local foodie authority, Pam McOnie
- Cape Town’s history through its food
- Privately guided and tailored to individual requirements
TASTINGS & STOPS
Over 40 new spots have opened here in the last 18 months and this is the hub of quirky, creative and artisanal openings in the city. You’ll spend time exploring the many artisanal offerings on Bree Street including Bacon on Bree which produces possibly the best artisan bacon in the world!
One of the most beautiful areas of the city and the heart of the Cape Malay community. Sample favourite local dishes including samosas freshly cooked by Wardia, who gets up at 3am to make her own pastry, and milk tarts—the traditional snack served at home on a Sunday with tea. Both the Afrikaans and Cape Malay community claim this one as their traditional dish!
Neighbourgoods Market (Saturdays only)
A lively market which showcases Cape Town’s finest micro-merchants, designer-makers, specialty-producers and food-alchemists, held in the Old Biscuit Mill which is bringing the area of Woodstock to the fore.
A non-profit community initiative which now has more then 400 beaders supplying them with beaded artworks.
South Africa is home to a large Indian community and one of their favourite street food dishes is Bunny Chow - curry served in a half loaf of bread.
Micro coffee roasters are scattered all over Cape Town and Woodstock. Truth Coffee Cult boasts that they offer the best cup of coffee in the world and with their Steampunk brewing technique (which uses a siphon brewing method) they are one of the most fascinating coffee shops to visit....even if you don't love coffee!
The staple of many tribal communities in South Africa. A foodie exploration would not be complete without trying it.
NEED TO KNOW
Pricing available on request
Pricing available on request
START: Cape Town | Finish: Cape Town
Guided by local authority on all things gastronomic, Pam McOnie
Available on a private basis only
Approximate timings: Mon-Fri 0900-15.30 OR Sat 08.30-15.30 if you would like to include the Neighbourgoods market.
No touring on Sundays.
Timings are flexible and will be tailored to your requirements
"About 8 years ago we were the first to launch a foodie walking tour of the city of Cape Town. We sliced it differently from the foodie tours I had done overseas. We combined the history and the creativity of the city into the tour – a cunning device to make sure we digested so that we could explore and nibble some more throughout the day.
We pretty much turned our foodie tour into a whole day affair. We only offered the tour as a private tour. We slowed down to stop, to people watch, to discuss politics to dig deeper so that through our conversations in the day we would reveal the pulse of the city.
While we were walking the world changed. People started to realize that the language of food is one of the most important insights into the culture of a country. An integral part of travel is to gain an insight into the cultures and the cuisine. New statistics show that 70% of people now travel with the local food being a major pillar of what they wish to achieve. People no longer wish to sit in a bus and watch the world go by. They want to slow down and talk to people and to have intimate discussions.
As time went by we started training up a team of guides that all shared the same passions. People. Food. History. Cape Town. We all live in the same hood – and our tours introduce you to our playground."
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