This is your invitation to an off-the-beaten-path tour through downtown Cape Town to discover its hidden African food gems— a window which allows you to explore our diverse Mother City from a unique perspective. In roughly 3 hours, we showcase how food has the power to hold communities together as we guide you through Cape Town's unexplored and mysterious pan-African kitchens and restaurants. Let us take you on an adventurous culinary journey all the way from South Africa up to Mali, sho't left to Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa, share insights about the incredibly diverse and complex traditions of Somali food culture and the fragrant spices used in African countries that border the Red Sea. The tour includes about 5 stops in which we get to taste the best authentic African dishes and homemade beverages Cape Town has to offer. We visit and celebrate African entrepreneurs and their achievements who have managed to create unique spaces of unity despite harsh conditions in a rapidly gentrifying and sometimes uninviting and even xenophobic environment. Share fresh Injera, steaming soft pap, floral cafe touba and much more, while listening to real-life stories of true community heroes and a live-performance by Xhosa musician Khofhi The King. Pack an empty stomach and open mind!
This tour has been created by Food Writer Dennis Molewa, who has published articles on all the real life stories about all the Pan-African entrepreneurs you will visit for a tasting. Khofhi takes their guests to Cape Town's hidden and authentic African kitchens and restaurants. While sharing and tasting traditional African food and beverages at 4 different stops, you will hear real life stories of African immigrants and refugees in South Africa. This Food Tour offers an unique opportunity to see Cape Town from a different perspective and seeks to demonstrate the invaluable role of food in communities. While exploring Cape Town's different African food cultures, you get to experience first hand what it means to run a traditional kitchen in a rapidly gentrifying city that is often perceived as glamorous.
We'll eat authentic Ethiopian food freshly prepared by the mother of Injera, who is the only person here, who serves this…
We'll taste different types of African coffee beverages, spiced tea and traditional Somalian as well as West-African juice…
We take our visitors onto a tasting to four different hidden gem African restaurants. Here we will taste authentic traditional African food from different parts of Africa paired with real-life stories about inspiring African food entrepreneurs. Along the way, we also visit African entrepreneurs, who work with African fabrics and handmade natural cosmetics.
This experience is hosted by Dennis and/or Khoffi and you will be tasting authentic African cuisine. Please come with an open mind and be prepared for eating with your hands in a social setting.