The first ever Cape Town Street Food Festival will be taking place on 27 July 2014, and we are pretty excited to see what this event has to offer local and visiting street food fans…
Street food is certainly not a new phenomenon, but the concept of food-on-the-go has never taken off quite as well as it has over the last few years. In Cape Town, a walk down Long Street or any other busy city street reveals a number of pop-up eateries that are always busy – whatever the time of day. From hotdogs to spicy falafel, street food is fast, cheap and convenient. Perfect for those late-night hunger pangs, or a rushed lunchtime snack – even a lazy afternoon tummy fill on a leisurely stroll through the company gardens.
What exactly is the Cape Town Street Food Festival all about, and what can we expect during the event?
Cape Town Street Food Festival Event Details
- Date: 27 July 2014
- Times: Market – 09h00 – 16h00; Talks – 10h00 – 15h00; Dinner – 19h00 – late
- Venue: Side Street Studios, 32 William Street, Woodstock
- Costs: FREE entry to market; R297.95 for talks; R379.95 for dinner (tickets via Quicket)
This event will include a market showcasing a variety of yummy street foods from Cape Town’s favourite eateries, with free entry to browse, eat and connect with local foodies. There will also be talks aimed at empowering those who want to launch their own food stalls, with a panel of speakers from the food industry. These talks are sure to provide inspiration for entrepreneurs and anyone else who is interested in learning more about the street food trend.
Street Food Talks Programme
- 09h00 – Registration
- 10h00 – Andrew Kai and Matthew Freemantle (Gusto)
- 10h30 – Kate Schrire (The Creamery)
- 11h00 – Break
- 11h30 – Yang Zhao (Beijing Opera)
- 12h00 – Tebogo Makama: (Spier wine) and braai tasting
- 12h30- Break
- 14h00 – Andy Fenner (FFMM)
- 14h30 – In Foreign Transit
- 15h00 – Wongama Baleni (Department of Coffee)
Finishing off the day’s festivities is a dinner prepared by some of the top speakers. This event kicks off in the early evening, and is sure to be a treat for taste buds of all preferences. Tickets can be purchased online (see details above), and bookings are essential.
All in all, we are really excited to see what else the Cape Town Street Food Festival 2014 event will bring. As the first of its kind in the Mother City, we are sure this event is the start of even more inspiring foodie festivals!
Will you be checking out the Cape Town Street Food Festival, and if so, what foods are you hoping to see showcased at the event?