Since starting tours last November, Eat like a local has gone from strength to strength recently adding another unique experience to the collection. The plant based vegan walking tour. With the guide, Rupesh, taking you on a culinary adventure around the streets of Cape Town, sampling Vegan delights along the way, it is both a great way to see the city and experience the world-renowned cuisine South Africa has become known for.
Veganism is trending hard in the Mother city at the moment, with many on the foodie scene opting for a healthier, plant based lifestyle. This hasn’t gone unnoticed by the industry’s whose who, and many hot spots around town have full vegan offerings on their menu. We set out to find our favourites.
First stop was vegan fine dining hot spot, Plant, for their version of Salmon locks. The flavours were incredible, replicating the smoke of the salmon in ribbons of carrots. Plant’s objective is to supply clean, healthy nutrition aimed at today’s fast-paced life style without compromising on flavour.
Where: 8 Buiten Street and Loop Street, Cape Town
Next stop, a quick coffee fix at Nitro house, a new beverage company specialising in nitro cold brew coffee and nitro kombucha in a variety of flavours. If you haven’t tried cold brew coffee, you are missing out!
Where: 130 Bree Street, Cape Town
No visit up Wale street to Bo-Kaap is complete without a visit to this local gem. We popped passed to sample their famous vegan pies, but the menu is full of comfort food and coffee. Just like their coffee, their WIFI is strong, making this the perfect spot to get some work done. For the best view of our beautiful mountain, head to the rooftop for a selfie!
Where: 102 Wale St, Schotsche Kloof, Cape Town, 8001
Mexico has come to Bree street in a big way. Cabron Taco bar has filled a gap in the market with their traditional street-style food. Whilst not strictly vegan, their avocado, salsa and Corn tortilla chips were the perfect Mexican bite-sized treat, packed with flavour.
Where: 120 Bree St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000
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Next stop on the journey, another coffee fix and a taste of the Cape for Rupesh’s very own curried bean roti. It is his vegan version of the very famous culinary style, Cape Malay, for which the city is known.
The smallest coffee shop in Cape Town can be found in the middle of Heritage square. It is the perfect spot for a quick coffee and catch-up. Also not strictly vegan, they also serve up freshly baked cakes daily.
Where: 100 Shortmarket St, Cape Town City Centre
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This Loop street hot spot is a self-service “one-stop-shop” where visitors can enjoy great-tasting coffee, wholesome and sustainable food and a fully stocked bar. There is something for everyone here. The owners go out of their way to treat you like family so you’ll never want to leave. Whilst also not strictly vegan, the plant-based options are a treat. We enjoyed the smokiest braai’d mushrooms so good that you’ll forget all about the chops and boerie.
Where: 112 Loop Street,Cape Town
The plant based vegan walking tour can be booked directly through Eat like a Local’s Website.
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