The spectacular port city’s collision of cultures and flavours has sparked a riotous cuisine of barbecued meats, diverse seafood, and intriguing vegetarian possibilities. But where best to try it?Nungwi Village
This seething weekend market at the Old Biscuit Mill in the heart of the Woodstock neighbourhood is a must for any street food lover. The problem is deciding what not to order from the 100-odd stalls. It’s difficult to resist the mushroom kebabs from Funki Fungi, farm-fresh raw veggies at SaladLover, or chef Shayn Schutte’s smoky beef brisket at the newest stand, Pulled & Roasted. By lunchtime, the lanes between the foodstalls are totally crammed. Everyone sits together on long communal tables, entertained by live music, and while traders sell a host of artisan ales and organic Cape wines, it is difficult to beat a lethal chipotle bloody mary.
• Mains R50-70 (£3-4), Old Biscuit Mill, 373 Albert Road, neighbourgoodsmarket.co.za/cape-town