Exploring Cape Town’s Unforgettable Pasture-to-Plate Dining and Local Markets

Uncover the secrets of Cape Town’s sustainable food scene, where culinary innovation harmoniously blends with eco-consciousness.

In this article we share unforgettable gastronomic adventures, finding pasture-to-plate dining experiences while getting lost in farm fresh local markets committed to sustainability. 

Local Markets

Earth Fair Food Market

Calling all fearless foodies and free-range fundis, embark on an oral odyssey at Earth Fair Food Market.

Delight in organic creations while bathing in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Each offering on display whispers an exciting culinary adventure designed to tickle your taste buds while soaring to new sensory heights.


Lourensford Market 

Escape city life and venture into the beautiful winelands to visit Lourensford Market.

The trendiest new stop on the soil-to-fork block, shop for organic, locally sourced and artisanal produce in a relaxed rustic space. This vibrant market boasts more than 60 permanent stalls, and several boutique pop-ups. 


Root44 Market

In search of an epicurean encounter mashed with groovy beats? 

Then roll on over to Root44 Market in Stellenbosch, where all your foodie cravings can be satisfied one farm stall at a time. Immerse yourself in a lively atmosphere brimming with good vibes and tons of laughter, while leaving your belly full of fare. 


Oranjezicht City Farm Market

Join the food-loving community at Oranjezicht City Farm Market, a melting pot of farm fresh flavours and a buzzing ambience.

Stroll through an oasis of organic produce, tantalising aromas, and friendly faces while indulging in mouth-watering goodies from local farmers and artisanal creators.


Dining Experiences

The Table at De Meye

Located in Stellenbosch, one of the farm-to-fork capitals of the country, the table at De Meye offers a unique dining space by using locally sourced seasonal ingredients to create wholesome dishes.

Their offerings change weekly (sometimes more often) depending on what’s available. Allowing the chef to masterfully disguise a culinary cypher with every set menu, and a treat for all locavores visiting the restaurant. 


The Werf Restaurant at Boschendal

Ideally positioned in the original Manor House cellar, Werf Restaurant teases the imagination with enticing ethical eating concepts.

The name Werf refers to the traditional farmyard area of a Cape Dutch farm, reflecting the restaurant’s commitment to celebrating its agricultural heritage. 

Using only the best available local, seasonal and organic ingredients, diners can look forward to signature dishes such as their Black Angus beef, Forest Reared Duroc pork, and freshly picked herbs and vegetables from their garden.


Babel at Babylonstoren

Try tasty, yet often unconventional combinations in an edgy environment known as Babel Restaurant.

Housed in an old cow shed at Babylonstoren, the sublime mix of Cape Dutch architecture and contemporary glass walls invites inquisitive tastebuds on a sensory sojourn.

Famous for its vibrant dishes bursting with organic flavours and vivid colours, celebrate a bountiful and diverse harvest at Babel, delivered straight from their pasture to your plate.


Chefs Warehouse at Beau Constantia

Gorge on bold global flavours inspired by travel and nostalgia at Chefs Warehouse Beau Constantia. 

All food is produce-driven and influenced by the four seasons, allowing for a continuous flow of interesting new ingredients. 

Expect innovative adaptations to classic dishes, each splendidly prepared and creatively plated. 


The Farm Eatery at Diemersdal

Where heritage meets modern cuisine, enjoy bespoke fresh flavours with countryside vibes at The Farm Eatery. 

From locally grown vegetables, hand-crafted cheeses and pasture-reared meat to herbs, spices and olive oils, The Farm Eatery remains true to its traditional roots while adding a healthy dash of edgy cooking flair because…That’s how they roll.Visit:

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