Back for 2018: The Cape Town Street Food Festival

We'll get through this. CapeTownTogether
Follow our social channels for useful news,
daily local champions + find moments of joy
+27(0)72 350 2062
Ideas Cartel - 113 Loop Street

Back for 2018: The Cape Town Street Food Festival

This popular street food festival is back for the fifth time – join the celebration of gourmet street food inspired by authentic dishes from South Africa and beyond

Last updated 7 August, 2018

Come and unravel Cape Town's secret street food scene. The popular Street Food Festival is back and it's been expanded to include 10 days of festivities (1–9 September, 2018). Here's your chance to truly taste the Cape, discover the secret ingredients in some of your best-loved local specialities and hunt down those hidden food stalls serving the best-on-the-go snacks. Expect more vendors than before, lots of live music and crate talks – but more about that later! We'll be back in a few weeks with a  list of vendors, ticket prices and further detail of individual events. 

If there’s one thing that Capetonians really love, possibly even more than wine and rugby, it’s food. We’re always looking for a reason to eat it and celebrate it, from braais and trendy food markets to niche cooking workshops and restaurant food specials. And now – thanks to the annual Street Food Festival you can walk, talk, laugh, taste and snap your way through this celebration of diverse, gourmet cuisine prepared by unique food vendors. Prepare your stomachs people, this one is going to be a goodie.


This food fest is a discovery base for delicacies of all kinds, including proudly South African classics, authentic Asian cuisine and global fare such as good old American-style cheeseburgers and corndogs. The ingredients used are fresh and honest; all in all, this is uncomplicated, purely good food.  You’ll get to explore the tastes of the world straight from a food vendor truck! The variety of food that awaits visitors is simply stunning. You can look forward to delectable food from top dog establishments.

Several food entrepreneurs and a few of the long-established and successful players in the local food industry will host food-related talks. Keep a lookout for our update, which will have more details about what's happening when. 


If you love street food and fusion food, we've got just the place for you, try out the trendy new No Fixed Address restaurant in Observatory.

There are tonnes of markets happening in our pretty city all year round where food is the main, and sometimes only, feature. Here’s a list of our ten favourite markets in the Mother City.

If you’re after something a little unique and niche though, we also have a list of our ten best specialty markets you can find in Cape Town.


Want your event to gain fame and a following? Our Events Support Programme includes diverse and affordable packages guaranteed to get results. To learn more please contact

Cape Town Events Calendar
July 2020
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31

robin_hoodLunch is sorted at Robin Hood Burger ...

Robin Hood in Kloof Street has basket lunch deals every day

National Arts Festival 5Binge watch the virtual National Arts ...

You can still buy tickets until 16 July

The grill father The Grillfather is back with a hearty ...

Enjoy their 2.8kg pure beef patty and backyard braai vibes

jordan winesDonate used clothing and indulge in a ...

Support Jordan Wine Estate’s 12th annual clothing drive and get a free coffee

grubandvineVirtual fine-dining cook-along with ...

Whip up a 5-course gourmet meal along with the Grub & Vine chef

blowfish_new_5Seafood, sushi and a view every day at ...

Blowfish has opening specials for the whole of July

kyle jardine_1The solo exhibition series The Heritage ...

Cape Town gets a quirky makeover from an illustrator this July

spring_2Bradwell Spring: Vredehoek’s fresh ...

It’s the second formalised spring water collection point built by the City

spring_1Newlands Spring: Cape Town’s ...

Rules are in place to ensure everyone’s safety

UCOOK 1Cook along with top Cape Town chefs and ...

Invite Karen Dudley, Franck Dangereux, and Reuben Riffel into your kitchen in these ...

timekeepers4See the Timekeepers in an online ...

The masked portraits are a reflection of what is happening now

Virtual Vertical KM Series 2Conquer three mountains in 12-weeks in ...

Three mountains, three routes and three races to win in the Virtual Vertical KM Series

Simonsig Simonsig brings the wine tasting ...

Learn about the history, the flavours and what pairs best every Wednesday

VW BARONS 2Barons Cape Town VW is open to the ...

Quicker services and courtesy cars for essential workers

Beerhouse comedy clubWeekly lockdown laughs at Beerhouse ...

Comedian Kolping Mbumba tries out his latest material every Wednesday

Two Oceans Aquarium Birthday Free2Learn about rock pools, turtles and ...

Find out everything from the simplest guppy to the most complex oceanic mammals

WeatherGiveawaysTravel Tips