South Africa’s culinary capitals Cape Town and Johannesburg will play host to a celebration of street food prepared by some of the country’s best chefs and food makers, this September. Vinegary fish, slapchips, gatsbys stuffed to capacity and the best braai, straight off the fire and more is what you can expect over a period of 3 days. The fourth edition of the popular festival will kick off in Cape Town at the Side Street Studios in Woodstock on Saturday 2 September with the launch of the night market, and continue on Sunday 3 September with a full day of street food, live DJ’s and free talks. A week later, on Sunday 10 September, the festival will move to Maboneng in Johannesburg.
Street food is something everyone can relate with, and South Africans have always been fans of informal dining, whether it’s pancakes at a church bazaar or bunny chows at the corner shop. With more food trucks popping up around JHB & CPT, the festival aims to give visitors the chance to taste all their favourite foods, while creating a platform where food makers can educate visitors. This year’s festival will also be the first to go cashless thanks to Visa’s easy-to-use and secure tap and go technology.
Cape Town festival goers can look forward to seeing food blogger Ming Cheau Lin, pâtisserie chef Nikki Albertyn of LionHeart pâtisserie studio and pop-up supper club Third Culture Experiment. Also on the amaizng line-up is Chefs Wesley Randles of award-winning restaurant The Shortmarket Club and Andy Fenner of Frankie Fenner Meat Merchants who will be offering a taste of their Convivium – a showcase of local food, chefs and producers – at the festival for the first time.
In Jo’burg, festival goers will be able to attend talks by Jako van Deventer, from The Rogue Cheddar, freelance food writer, recipe developer and food stylist Dorah Lydia Sitole, and small scale urban farmers the Kotze Rooftop Garden Co-operativ. While snacking on all the delicious pavement-style food, you’ll also get to listen to some of the country’s hottest talent, with a music line-up that includes Dope Saint Jude, electronic music whizz Felix Laband and DJ’s Roastin’ Records, K-$ , DJ Okapi and many more. Not only will we be there to experience all this awesomeness we really hope to meet some of you at the JHB festival, so make sure to get your tickets before they sell out.
Festival Times and Dates:
Cape Town Saturday market (2 September), which includes the first-ever night market, is R50. The festival’s doors open at 5pm and close at 9pm.
Cape Town Sunday market (3 September), which includes vendors, free talks and live DJ’s, is R100. The festival’s doors open at 9am and close at 4pm.
Johannesburg Sunday market (10 September), which includes vendors, free talks and live DJ’s, is R100. The festival’s doors open at 9am and close at 4pm.
Tickets are available at www.webtickets.co.za and if you pay with Visa Checkout, you will get a 10% discount on your ticket price. Tickets are also available at the door.
We will be giving away a pair of tickets for the Johannesburg event in a few days on our Facebook Page so keep a look out for that!*All images courtesy of: Marvello & Mill*