Last night we had a bit of a family gathering at the Tokai Earthfair Market and I was blown away.
Markets like these have become uber popular in Cape Town of late but the air around them tends to reek of pretentiousness. Not true of the relatively new Earthfair.
I love how relaxed the atmosphere is and how anyone from grans and grampops to newly-in-love couples and full-on families can find a spot at the communal tables and fit right in.
We went straight for the locally made beers. The honey blonde ale was perfection. The Marja tried a light beer, the “Naked Mexican”, which my cousin has dubbed the “Salma Hayek”.
Then we literally ate ourselves into a stupor. We had lasagne, crepes, cottage pie, fudge, springrolls, wine, freshly squeezed fruit juice. I had intentions of trying everything but it just didn’t happen. But that’s ok, it’s an excuse to go back again. And again. And again.
My advice when visiting this market:
Try and arrive early (we got there just after 5) and grab a table. Enjoy an ice cold brewski or an organic glass of wine before you head into the current of like-minded foodies checking out all the stalls.
On the menu:
- I would definitely recommend the Thai Chicken crepe from Ferdinand. They are so tasty and light, which means you’ll have enough space to try out some more scrumptious goodies.
- Odeds kitchen, manned last night by Jean-Eric and the lively, lovely Ming, offers a medley of great choices. Seriously, this food is mind-blowingly phenomenal. (By the way guys, that spinach & (was it goats?) cheese wrap was delicious!)
- Dr Juice does an incredible beetroot, carrot, ginger concoction that had our whole table licking their lips.
- If you have a sweet tooth then definitely buy yourself a few pieces of the amazingness at the Mmm Fudge stall.
Otherwise try a few of the tasters that the stall owners generously offer and let your taste buds dictate where you’ll be getting your food fix from.