The V&A Market on the Wharf is one of the newer Cape Town markets. While I typically prefer the more intimate feeling of other local markets, if you are pressed for time or staying in the V&A Waterfront area, this is a great market to grab a drink and try some of the local food. Unlike the smaller venues which typically host markets once or twice a week, this market that is open daily.
You can pick up homemade biltong, dried fruits, cape malay spices, and artisanal cheeses. If all this talk of food makes your mouth water, several of the vendors sell prepared meals like wraps, pies, salads, etc. I have a weakness for good ice cream, so The Creamery stall is where you'll likely find me. I like to sit outside when the weather is nice, but there is seating on the upper level (as well as a bar) which makes it a great winter activity, too.
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This market has just about everything...I tried ostrich for the first time!!! As you can see by my smiling face, I actually quite enjoyed it...I was hesitant prior to that first bite...but then I ate the whole bag. The ostrich meat had been cured and became a sort of "jerky" which in South Africa would be "biltong".
Other good eats: **Something Meaty (Beef...Lamb...or OSTRICH! burgers) **STOKKIESDRAAI BILTONG (Dive into this to get the taste for a local favorite) **Around Cheese (cheese, cheese, and more cheese) **Cape Malay Spices **For the Love of Yummyness (Belgian crepes and waffles brought to SA) **Namaste (Indian Street Food) **Gourmet Samosas
Don't stay too long nice for local bread, wine and craft beer. Something to do in the area of your hotel. The Wharf. Grabbed some local wine and beer brought it back to my hotel to enjoy my balcony view. Check out the fresh bakery Volo Telo by the V/A waterfront, next to it is your local wine/beer water front beer and wine.