Who: The V&A Food Market
Where: The V&A Waterfront inside the old Musica Building.
Why: Fresh food, amazing venue and great quality.
I recently won a voucher for the V&A Food Market and it was the perfect time to try it out since I had meaning to for ages. Simply put, the market is a delight. It is where the old Musica used to be and they have refurbished it fantastically.
The venue is quirky and charming with red bricks and rustic feel. We set about exploring the place and I immediately spotted the Creamery and while it is a firm favourite of mine, I wanted to try as many new things as possible. Trust me, there is a lot to try!
We stumbled onto Stokkiesdraai Biltong, a family owned business and their products include beef, game and ostrich biltong. They some of the best biltong I have had in years and I can’t wait to go back for more.
Next up was the much raved about Moona’s Gourmet Samosas. While the flavour combinations were incredible, they just a bit too rich for my liking!
I had stopped at Seared and their selection of sanwhiches had immediately caught my eye. I shared a roast beef sandwich with rocket, Dijon mustard and a tomato relish. It was great!
Then we moved on to the Belgian patisserie, where we had a divine chocolate tart, I have heard their crepes and waffles, are made in front of you by an artisan baker, are something else.
It was time for some more chocolate, this time at Fortain Chocolatier. All of their products are outstanding but it is their truffles that are simply phenomenal. Jean-Pierre Fortain, third generation chocolatier, who learnt in Bruges, also teaches the art of making Belgian chocolates. I need to go to one of the courses!
Overall, I loved the quirky feel of the market, there were so many more stall I wanted to try but ended up being to stuffed to try. Next time I’m trying the infamous Bubble Tea and some tasty Taiwan inspired dim sum!