By Anlé Britz
Oranjezight City Farm Market – Waterfront
Living in the city should not for one second keep you from enjoying fresh produce straight from the farm. And while our supermarket grocery stores are doing all they can to guarantee freshness and ‘straight-from-the-market’, it is just not the same. With the insane busy lives that we live, it is not always possible to drive out to the nearest farm and get what our bodies need. So since 1 Dec 2017, the market is operating independently bringing a new meaning to urban farming.
While you are getting in your fresh produce shopping, invite a couple of friends or family members and meet them for a brunch or lunch. You can start off with oysters and bubbly, then a pork belly roosterkoek and finish it off with a pastel de nata. Well, that is just me – the options are limitless. I have spend a couple of Saturday mornings at the market and have not had 2 of the same meals. Hope to see you there on my next visit! Check them out here: https://ozcf.co.za/market-day/
Bay Harbour Market – Hout Bay
This market have completely stolen my heart as this is the perfect day outing. Wind your way around to Hout Bay and park yourself for a lunch that you will never forget. With so many options, it is difficult to make a decision, but when in doubt, listen to your tastebuds. Luckily the market is not going anywhere and you can take many friends and family to return again and again so that you can have it all.
The Pork Belly Boa is probably my favourite, washed off with a cold beer and churros for dessert. However the shawarmas, eggs benedict, dim sums, woodfired pizzas and pastry stall have accepted many card swipes. The communal sitting spaces opens the opportunity for a big party of loved ones of meeting a ton of new people who love food, drinks and sharing moments as much as you do.
The best part is that there is a live band that sets up in the afternoons that guarantees an amazing vibe.
Check then out here: https://www.bayharbour.co.za/