It’s been a while, this adult life thing ain’t fun(ny). My oven has also reached “pit of hell” levels with 50 degrees reaching 30000 degrees. So I thought to confirm that I am alive and, to not wander from this space, I’d write about what has been happening since my last blog post.
Besides this being a lovely drive to Root 44 market, the wine farm is quite picturesque. The market offers a lot of food options along with curio stalls, clothing and jewellery. The one thing I enjoyed most was walking through the tented area which sells unique furniture pieces. We ordered oysters from The Mussel Monger – so FRESH, craft beer and I had a lamb souvlaki which was all sorts of deliciousness. Root 44 has a play area for kids and offer a range of activities which I appreciate for parents.
I went to The Spice Route for the first time (delayed, I know) for a friend’s birthday. It is a charming venue with lots to see and do. We enjoyed the ice cream and gin tasting – STAY AWAY from the grappa unless you like the feeling of your body bursting into flames.
We had lunch at The Barley and Biltong Emporium and purchased sweet treats at De Villiers Chocolate. The Spice Route is a lovely place to visit however I am unsure if it’s child-friendly even though the menus offer kid-friendly meals – meaning I didn’t see any jungle gyms, face painting or whatever it is kids like to do nowadays.
I have been to the V&A Food Market many times before; for those who love eating this is a visit not to be missed. You’ll find everything you can imagine; poke bowls, crab, sushi, pizza, craft beer, cakes, fudge, cheese, spices, bubble tea and so much more. I tried the pizza and Claud the curry – the most flavoursome curry, try the vindaloo if you like it HOT! The V&A Food Market is a delightful little market to walk through and taste a variety of cuisines.
The Mojo Market
The Mojo Market in Seapoint is a similar concept to the V&A Food Market except that they have a few extra stalls which sell things like art, homeware and clothing. The food stalls are open until 10pm which is an added bonus for a late night Sunday drive. They also offer live entertainment in the food court area which does so much for the venue.
There has been a great debate on our Facebook Community Page about The District Six Café which opened at Soneike Mall in Kuilsriver. Many mixed reviews but understandingly on the opening day of the café things must have been crazy hence comments about the long waits and miscalculations of stock. It’s been a long time since our area had a decent Gatsby / Malay takeaway so obviously, I had to try it out.
I ordered the full house steak sandwich for myself (I was hungover, don’t judge). It was unfortunately mediocre, messy to eat, as expected – 2/5. I also got the lamb salomie, it was nice, nothing to rave about and a bit small compared to similar places in the CBD. The best thing ordered was the samoosa’s, they were really good. I will give their gatsby’s a try on another day and report back.
After seeing the size of said salomie, I headed to Dilshaad’s in Kuilsriver main road (opposite the Spar complex), this place came highly recommended by train pals and neighbours. I ordered the butter chicken, extra hot and it was delicious! They recently changed the name of their establishment to Eastern and Cape Cuisine, however, management and staff remained the same.
And that’s a wrap! Have a wonderful day x
PS: Let me know of places you’ve gone to and enjoyed?