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Three Overviews that Show why Cape Town is Conde Nast Traveler’s Best Food City in the World

We're the big cheese, the bees' knees and the cat's pyjamas of culinary capitals according to this new survey!

As part of the famed Readers’ Choice Awards survey, Conde Nast Traveler’s readers just named Cape Town the best food city in the world! And as Capetonians, we’re not surprised at all. Let’s face it; we’re completely spoilt for choice in this city – from ice cream sandwiches and fish and chips, to fancy tapas and Test Kitchen treats, our restaurants rule and are one of the countless reasons why adventurous foodies keep flocking to our shores. To celebrate the achievement, here are three of our favourite food overviews that prove once and for all why the Mother City is the world’s cutting edge destination for cuisine.

Let’s start with our overview of the top ten Instagram food photos that prove Cape Town is the globe’s culinary capital. Prepare yourselves people, your mouths are going to water and you’re going to want to sprint to the nearest hot spot on this list.

Next, if you still have an appetite for more tasty pics and top foodie tips, check out our feature on ten of the best Cape Town food experiences that are surprisingly affordable. Yes, we want you to be well fed, and for your bank account to stay satiated too!

Lastly, if you’re a foodie and a festival fiend, you’re not going to want to miss these fabulous food-oriented fests coming up in the next few months. We’re talking cheese festivals, coffee and chocolate expos and sushi festivals guys so best you diarise!

Well done to our pretty city for conquering yet another leader board. What a privilege it is to live in a place where beauty, food and all the other good things in life collide.


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Cape Town Events Calendar
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SwordferSwordfern Hair Emporium’s Bring A Bro Hair Special

Bring your bro and get a haircut on the house from Swordfern

Galileo - KirstenboschA New Schedule of Movies at Kirstenbosch This Season

Great films, delicious food, comfy seats and a starry sky; what a movie experience!

The Full Monty - 4Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of The Full Monty with a Local Production

Watch a local cast tackle this British classic

Shakespeare in Love - 12Shakespeare in Love at The Fugard Theatre

Romeo and… Ethel, the Pirate’s Daughter

Junior MTB Workshop - 2BreakAway Rides Will Teach Your Kids to Mountain Bike With Confidence

The Junior MTB Skills Workshop Series at BreakAway Rides will turn your kids into champion mountain bikers

La Motte ConcertsClassical Concerts at La Motte Wine Estate

La Motte's culture of excellence reaches far beyond wine-making, by embracing the wonder of classical music

Villains Ale2-for-1 Burger Special at Villains

Bring on the meat

Cape Town City FCCape Town City vs Baroka FC PSL Match

Our city’s newest PSL team takes on the lads from Limpopo in their next clash

Predator End of Year FunctionHost a Year End Function at the Two Oceans Aquarium

Throw a party unlike any other at the Mother City’s underwater wonderland

thali thaliArchery Lessons at Thali Thali Game Lodge

Practise your bow and arrow skills under the guidance of one of the best archers in the world at this pretty West Coast wildlife reserve

The Backyard Grill Lounge RibsBBQ Ribs Special at The Backyard Grill Lounge

Savour succulent, sticky ribs for just R150 per kilogram on Wed, Sat and Sun

mavericksHave a Big Night Out at Mavericks Gentlemen’s Club

Score entry, a beer, a burger and a table dance for less than you’d expect at this Mother City revue bar

SUPing with High Five Cape TownStand Up Paddle Board Group Lesson Special

Learn to SUP for less thanks to High Five Kite, SUP and Surf School

Crystal TowersSushi Making Classes at Cape Town Marriott Hotel Crystal Towers

Wow guests at your next dinner party with your sushi making skills

cloud 9 rooftop bar lions table mountainHappy Hour Special at Cloud 9 Rooftop Bar in Cape Town

Celebrate the midweek mark with discounted cocktails, 2-for-1 local craft beers and ciders and uninterrupted 360-degree views of the Mother City

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