May 20, 2013
Cape Town, the vegan and vegetarian way
Natalie Roos’ body was born in Johannesburg… but her soul was always Capetonian. At the age of 14, Natalie started work in the television industry, presenting popular local kids TV show, KTV. Ten years and another TV job later (presenting celebrity gossip show JIP on Afrikaans music channel MK), Natalie made the move down to Cape Town where she started her blog, Tails of a Mermaid (www.tailsofamermaid.com). Her love for the internet and all things communication-driven became a natural progression to a career in Social Media, where she worked in an agency managing the online presence, content and reputation of various brands.
Natalie’s passions include cats, communication and Cape Town.
Cape Town is famous for the huge variety of cuisine on offer. From fine dining to local fast food like the ever-popular Gatsby, Cape Town has something delicious to suit every palate. Vegetarians and vegans have no reason to feel left out, as the city has many mouth-watering offerings for foodies of the non-meat eating variety. Here is a list of vegan and vegetarian-friendly establishments in Cape Town.
Africa Café in Shortmarket Street
Organic at Heart in Plumstead
Signal Restaurant at the Cape Grace Hotel
Vivo Pizza delivers all over Cape Town
Addis Ethopian Restaurant in Church Street
Anatoli Turkish Restaurant in Green Point
Crush in St George’s Mall
WellCafe at various locations around Cape Town
Dear Me in Longmarket Street
Planet Bar Restaurant at the Mount Nelson Hotel
Masala Dosa in Long Street
Café Paradiso (lunch buffet) in Kloof Street
Kyoto Garden Sushi in Gardens
Govinda’s Natural Food Cafe in Rondebosch
Kwalapa in Newlands
Savoy Cabbage in Hout Street
The Mount Nelson Hotel in Gardens
Avatara Guest House in Green Point
The Cape Grace at the V&A Waterfront
Cape Town Lakehouse in Marina da Gama
Chartfield Guest House in Kalk Bay
Samhitakasha Cob House in Muizenberg
There are also some incredible vegan and veggie options at the local markets, including the Neighbourgoods Market at the Old Biscuit Mill (open Saturdays) and the Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay (open all weekend). So veggies and vegans, sink your teeth in and enjoy!