May 25, 2011
Cape Town City Bowl Market a must for foodies
Fazielah Williams has lived in and loved her Mother City since birth. Having lived all over the Peninsula during her childhood, she now calls the picturesque City Bowl home and likes nothing more than watching the sun set over Table Bay from the window of her apartment.
A lover of the arts and proud Cape Town fanatic, Fazielah began her writing career by spending many hours as a child conjuring fantastical stories that featured independent heroines from faraway lands who saved the Prince instead. This Capetonian princess has enjoyed stints as a magical arts PRO and TV publicist before finding her calling as a travel writer.
When not waxing lyrical about the Fairest Cape’s most loved attractions and activities and embarking on unexpected adventures, Fazielah can usually be found taking in a show at one of the City’s fabulous theatres.
Photos by Skye Grove
The Mother City is known for her fresh and organic food markets and the new City Bowl Market on Hope makes for a wonderful addition to the extensive list.
Held each Saturday in a gorgeous old building on 14 Hope Street in the peaceful suburb of Gardens, the market is a delicious showcase of some of the best fresh produce, flowers and homemade delicacies in town.
Spend the day meandering between stalls laden with tasty goodies like oysters, champagne, crepes, sushi, croissants and more. From creamy cheeses and flavoursome curries to sweet, homemade chocolate, you’ll find it all at the City Bowl Market.
Another selling point is the low prices for veggies (tomatoes and potatoes for as little as R5!) and if you’re feeling a bit parched, there is a lovely bar upstairs where you can quench your thirst.
Traders include nut and dried fruit connoisseur By Nature, authentic Indian purveyor 25 Rupees, Saszali Chocolates and boutique caterer Sweetie Pie, who were all handpicked to trade at the market.
Shopping or browsing here is also a wonderful opportunity for quality family time as there is plenty to keep the little ones entertained from the huge garden to the jungle gym.
Be sure to take a peek at the jewellery on display too like the beautiful designs of Spirit Jewellery – you’re sure to find something sparkly that you’ll love.
The City Bowl Market on Hope is held each Saturday. For more info please visit www.citybowlmarket.co.za.