For those not in the know, ‘gelato’ (it sounds better when you pronounce it with Italian gusto –djelato), is Italy’s version of ice cream. This form of frozen dessert differs from industrial ice cream in that it’s created using more traditional techniques, contains less air (which makes a big difference to taste) and does not use artificial colouring or preservatives. Don Gelato remains true to its Italian roots and follows this age-old tradition to a tee.
The gelateria, which was formed in 2013, is fuelled by a passion to bring real Italian ice cream to South Africa. The folks behind Don Gelato – Italian born father and son Corrado and Lionello Giovannetti – are serious about making sure that whoever so much as tastes their authentic offering can feel that they have had an encounter with something they wouldn’t typically find anywhere – at least in the Western Cape. With a solid base in Stanford and Hermanus, the business has now opened a kiosk that sits pretty at the V&A Waterfront Market (by the main entrance opposite the V&A Hotel) and their aim is simple: to provide anyone that stops by with a delicacy that uses only the freshest ingredients.
Doctor Juice sells fresh healthy fruit and vegetable juices (organic whenever possible) which are an excellent alternative to the normal soda cold drink.
Everyway Bakery came to life when a South African, German and Brit realized that there were no great German products available at the Waterfront. All their products are made in Cape Town, from authentic German recipes. Pretzels, Sausages and Breads are all topped with a generous helping of good vibes. Everyway Bakery believe that breads should be natural and not tainted by artificial ingredients
FOR THE LOVE OF YUMMYNESS
Flannerie Bonaparte have introduced Belgian pâtisserie and Belgian Waffles to South Africans. Their Brussels and Liege waffles are made fresh from an old family recipe in front of their customers. They are made to order by an artisan baker. Flannerie Bonaparte also specialize in catering for parties and functions. This service provides entertainment, exciting tastes and is cost-effective.
Established in a converted garage in 2008, The Gourmet Pantry produces a range of handmade, quality pies, quiche, muffins and other baked goods. Gourmet Pantry is out to change customer’s perception that a pie does not have to be stodgy pastry filled with questionable “meat” that gives you heartburn! All their pastries contain butter, their chicken is all Free Range and their Karoo Lamb is organic and free of hormones.
Moona’s Gourmet Samosas were born out of a passion & insistence of cooking with only the very best and freshest ingredients. Gourmet Samosas, are lovingly crafted, one samosa at a time, using only the highest quality ingredients and a gentle blend of herbs & spices. The exotic aromas burst through from the very first bite. . . And the taste lingers. And you simply have to eat another one, and, another one . . .
Fortain Chocolatier was established in South Africa by the family Fortain who recognized the great demand for Belgian chocolates in this country. Jean-Pierre Fortain, third generation chocolatier, shares his knowledge gathered at “De Groene Poort” baker and pastry school in Bruges by teaching South Africans the art of making Belgian chocolates.
RECREATING AFRICAN CUISINE
Dumela and welcome to Kubu, the gateway to great African dining, Nestled at the heart of Waterfront, with picturesque views of Table Mountain and Lions head, Tranquil blue waters of the Atlantic ocean located at the old V&A Waterfront PowerStation.
We operate a cutting edge gourmet cuisine, combing unrelenting creativity and a remarkable craftsmanship with supreme knowledge of local produce. At Kubu, dinners are served exquisite blends of vibrant flavours all constructed to express the knowledge of African ingredients. Our search for ingredients means forage among the fields of Franchhoek and stretching as far as Congo for the purest possible flavour. We aim to heighten the philosophy of seasonal and locally sourced ingredients to an unprecedented level and in doing so we will create utterly delicious cuisine.
Our cuisine inspiration comes from the rich history of Africa and its ancestral influences. Over time we have developed methods of eating produce at its finest and have also used prehistoric preparation methods such as fermenting produce to create a new authentic dimension of Umami flavours and also methods of preserving food.
Kubu is an inspiring restaurant that was born from our passion of all things African, combining a menu selection that’s broad and bold, eclectic market atmosphere with African decor and excellent and interesting food. The mission is to have not only a great food selection that Cape town can offer, but also efficient and superior service since customer satisfaction is our paramount objective. We are open 7 days a week for lunch and early diner (10:00 – 19:00). Kubu is the restaurant of choice for a mature and adult crowd, couples and singles, young and old, male or female.
Lavender in Lavender Hill products are high quality, health beneficial, all natural lavender body, home and food products. These special products were designed to have a social conscience while making you feel loved and pampered.
All products contain essential lavender oil, leaves or flowers. Our products are hand crafted with the highest quality natural and organic ingredients. They are free from petrochemicals, parabens, synthetic fragrances and harmful chemicals. We do not test our products on animals, nor are any of our source products tested on animals. Our lavender tea and cooking herbs are the first of its kind in South Africa.
Lavender essential oil is known as the miracle oil and is good for relaxation & stress relief, headaches, muscular pain, flu & sinus problems, hair growth, skin problems (e.g. eczema, rashes, itchy skin, and sunburn), healing burns, insect bites and infections¬¬.
The products were created having the upliftment of the Lavender Hill community members in mind. This community is rife with gangs, drugs, crime and joblessness. Most of our products are created by local community members, community groups and small enterprises ensuring income generation and opportunity creation. 15% of our net profit is also ploughed back into the community of Lavender Hill through education sessions, skills training, business opportunity creation and donation of plants.
More information available on www.lavenderinlavenderhill.co.za & www.facebook.com/lavenderinlavenderhill.
Products Waterfront Market on the Wharf, Hout Bay Harbour Market and other health stores in Cape Town.
CAPE TOWN SOCIETY FOR THE BLIND (CTSB) was established in 1929 by a group of seven women with the main purpose of establishing a place where blind and visually impaired persons could manufacture, display and sells their products. CTSB still operates according to the purpose and has grown with time and technology. Today we can proudly say that we offer accredited training to blind and visually impaired persons from the previously disadvantaged areas at no cost. CTSB has been accredited by the MICT Seta and can therefore offer the End User Computing Course to learners which are equivalent to an NQF Level 3. CTSB also prides itself in the craft skills acquired by the blind and visually impaired artisans. All products manufactured at CTSB are hand woven.
MEX IT UP
Latin food with attitude! We want to expose Cape Town to the flavours of Latin America, Flor being Mexican have a very broad horizon of ingredients and combinations little known to South Africa but that has been very well welcomed. The food is predominately Mexican with dishes from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Peru and even Spain. Burritos made with wheat flour tortillas are traditionally wrapped and filled with meats, refried black beans, salad and lime infused rice. For those who are not watching the hipline heaps of guacamole, cheese, and sour cream is available. Tacos, Nachos and Quesadillas are also available filled with chicken, meat or vegetarian options. Bottom-line. If you are looking for authentic Mexican food then look no further. Enjoy the luxury of Latin American food right here on your doorstep.
NAMASTE CAPE TOWN
Have you even eaten a Dosa? Indian street food at its best right here in Cape Town. These filling lunchtime rice pancakes are cramped full with vegan delights, ready for dipping in or drinking with a spicy dhal infused soup. Pick on a bowl of savoury snacks known as “Chaat” and relieve the “heat” with savoury and sweet buttermilk chilled Lassi. At last a meal for R30! Find them upstairs and come laze in Kamini’s Indian lounge. Tel: 076 518 5315mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
NIGIRO TEA MERCHANTS
“The art of tea is in its making”. Allow the tea do the talking and learn the wisdom that comes from surrendering to tea and silence. Nigiro Tea Merchants specialize in tea leaves, tea equipment, tea training and exclusive tea blending. Visit Nigiro Tea Merchants at V&A Market On The Wharf and allow your mood and your company to dictate which type of tea and ritual for you. email@example.com
STACK THAT – FINE STREET FOOD
It’s not Vetkoek, it’s not Pizza – it’s LANGOS!
A Hungarian speciality with a twist of fresh tantalizing ingredients
Stokkiesdraai Biltong is a family owned business that makes biltong using only meat from natural grazing cattle not fed hormones and growth stimulants. Their products include Beef, Game and Ostrich Biltong. Their famous Ostrich sausages are made with Olive Oil too!
Our products start daily in the morning with hot steaming rice, green vegetables, delicate oriental spices, and fresh seafood favorites. We strive to bring our customers a healthy alternative to conventional burgers and fries that are lower in fat, calories, and cholesterol.
Creamy melt in your mouth handmade fudge, using only the finest ingredients. A little piece of heaven crafted to perfection.
Local ice-cream parlour, scooping super delicious handmade seasonal ice-cream flavour’s from locally sourced ingredients. Recycling all their food waste and packaging from their kitchen.