James Clark on “eating on the go” in Cape Town

The Cape Town Eats City Walking Tour hosted by Cape Fusion Tours goes under the skin of the city, taking you away from the fine dining establishments to places that may be overlooked when exploring the city without a guide. These are the spots where locals eat and play.

We explore the city from all sides; its history, the people and their cultures and cuisines, as well as contemporary Cape Town and its artisanal trends. Cape Town is a city that has been changing at a rapid rate since the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

What started out as a run-down central business district has been transformed into a wonderful area in which to live and have some fun. As the city keeps reinventing itself, with new creative and artisanal spots popping up, so does the tour. It does not disappoint. Our guide, Anine, comes armed with exceptional insider knowledge and is greeted with a hug and kiss by just about everyone.

Highlights include Cape Town’s coolest strip, the ever-changing Bree Street that is filled with bars and restaurants, and our second destination, the Bo-Kaap district, home to the city’s Cape Malay community and one of the most colourful areas in the city in which to eat freshly cooked samoosas. Wardi gets up every morning at 3am to prepare these tasty treats.

Later, we moved on to meet David to try a hearty lunch of pap, samp, dried corn and beef. It was a real privilege to eat with local people and listen to the story of how he has transformed his business.

Coffee-lovers can’t go wrong with a trip to Truth Coffee Cult for a delicious flat white and the tour isn’t complete without a taste of the chocolate bunny chow.

If you want to experience real Cape Town food, this tour is for you.

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