The V&A Market on the Wharf had their official opening fairly recently (they have been trading for about 2 months though) and I came across this awesome video that sums it up all quite nicely. I have visited the market a few times over the last 2 months and I love this spot for a few reasons, not least of all it is a good place to pick up some fresh produce this side of the mountain or if you are a little lazy then to grab something on the go.
If you watch this short video you will see a cameo from Angus the butcher, one of my favourite meat suppliers. His produce is free range and grass fed and one of the nicest ribeye steaks I have had came from across his counter. These were them:
The fruit and veg suppliers are a little disappointing but you can get a few basics nonetheless. Last time I visited the market there was a fishmonger but I believe he is no longer there which is a crying shame, some fresh fish from the waterfront seems like a prefect fit. The Oyster Lady has some nice plump, fresh oysters that are definitely worth a try and the spice people featured in the video have a nice variety of spices that you can add to your basket and small quantities of something fresh is much better than adding 3 month old saw dust to your Cape Malay Curry!
I must say I have not yet experienced the chocolatier that gets a mention in the film, but my love for the dark stuff, and in particular Venezuelan cocoa, will take me there soon. And if he is a proponent of making less sweet (lower sugar content) chocolate it is definitely worth looking into.
They are open Wednesday through Sunday (9h30 – 18h00 and 9h30 – 19h30 on Friday and Saturday) and as it is at the Waterfront parking is easy and ample. I really hope this market develops further on the fresh produce side, the Atlantic Seaboard is crying out for one (Hout Bay doesn’t count 🙂 )