Lovers of South African fare are in for a treat again this year when the Cape Town Street Food Festival takes to the streets of Woodstock from 31 August to 3 September 2017.
The event kicks off with The Business of Food Conference at Workshop 17 at the V&A Waterfront on 31 August. Here ‘foodinistas’ will find inspiration and information, provided by a host of culinary experts during this one-day wonder of eating excellence from 8h30 am.
Some of the guest speakers include Sascha Landhoff, Sarah Keough and Tommy Werner, Ruby van Broek, Margot Janse, Wesley Randles and Andy Fenner.
The proof of the pudding however, will be taking place from 2 to 3 September at Side Street Studios, where row upon row of food trucks are set up for this annual event. This festival aims to celebrate the kind of food which can usually be picked up street-side all around the city. Stroll among the stalls and you will discover just how diverse the Mother City really is.
Goodies up for grabs include fat Gatsby’s and bulging kotas, dense Hungarian pizzas, spicy curry wurst, burritos la Mexican, sweet and savoury waffles, pulled pork, and fish with vinegary slap chips. Naturally, no festival is complete without a range of carnivorous treats hot from the braai.
Live music pumping throughout the event compliments the fiesta vibe and serves to drown out the groans of the overindulgent.
Due to the overwhelming popularity of the previous events, a night market has been added prior to the traditional Sunday food market. Join the vibe while you fuel up for a night on the town.
Sunday’s event features live music, more eats, and a chance to glean some information from the greats. Wesley Randles and Andy Fenner, Ming Cheau Lin, Nikki Albertyn and Nobhongo Gxolo, are all famous foodies in their own right and will be sharing their know-how during crate talks between 11h30am and 1pm on the day. These Food Entrepreneur Talks are free for ticket holders.
The Cape Town Street Food Festival is the ultimate way to get in touch with the city’s street-food scene in one sitting. Just make sure you arrive hungry.