New food market opens at Waterfront

The V&A Waterfront’s newest culinary experience, TimeOut Market, opened up to the public on Friday, November 17.

This is the first TimeOut market in South Africa and Africa – the rest of the markets are located in major cities around the world: Lisbon, New York, Boston, Chicago, Montreal and Dubai.

Chef Anwar and Yolani Abdullatif from Milnerton show off their local offering of “Ou mense onne die komberse” – meat wrapped in steamed cabbage leaves. Chef Anwar, originally from Zeekovlei, said he was honoured to show off the food he grew up eating.

Time Out Market Cape Town will be home to the city’s award-winning chefs, local gems, and up-and-coming talents to offer a taste of Cape Town’s diverse food scene.

The space, which used to be home to the Cape Town Comedy Club, offers a curated mix of 13 food concepts spanning many cultural influences and flavours, as well as three bars.

Russ Meyer, general manager of TimeOut Market Cape Town, said the food scene in Cape Town and across South Africa has really evolved in the last few years and the market had created the place to present the rich, diverse culinary and cultural vibrancy and the very best home-grown talents.

“We wanted to make sure that we feature the city’s well-known chefs and award-winning restaurateurs and also give much-loved local gems and up-and-coming talents an opportunity to showcase their expertise.”

Celebrity chef Siba Mtongana, from Blaauwberg, hard at work preparing meals at The Siba Deli.
Hitesh Panchal, from Table View, explains his Indian cooking and heritage.

TimeOut Market is open seven days a week: Sunday to Wednesday from 11am to 10pm; and Thursday to Saturday from 11am to 11pm.

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Lansdowne chef Eugene Smith said he was honoured have his eatery, Yard, among the experiences at TimeOut. With him is Hitesh Panchal , from Table View, who recently graduated from the Makers’ Landing Kitchen Incubation programme.