With Winter soon approaching, comfort eating will be on the rise, and to tantalize our local taste buds, Albert Road Woodstock brings this year’s Street Food Festival.
What is Street Food?
Street food is ready-to-eat food or drink sold in a street or other public place, such as a market or fair, by a hawker or vendor, often from a portable stall. While some street foods are regional, many are not, having spread beyond their region of origin. Most street foods are also classed as both finger food and fast food, and are cheaper on average than restaurant meals. According to
a 2007 study from the Food and Agriculture Organization, 2.5 billion people eat street food
Today, people may purchase street food for a number of reasons, such as to obtain reasonably priced and flavorful food in a sociable setting, to experience ethnic cuisines and also for nostalgia. Historically, in places such as ancient Rome, street food was purchased because the urban poor did not have kitchens in their homes. From Cape Town to Pho in Vietnam, street food constitutes up to 40% of the daily diet of urban consumers in the developing world.
This festival is a showcase for Cape Town’s local street food cuisine, a platform for street food entrepreneurs and a way to preserve age old cultural traditions.
A free market will be available, but for foodie enthusiasts, be sure to secure your spot in the workshops, seminars (including food and social media), and not to forget a dinner hosted by Max Bagels and Gusto.
So whether you’re a novice or an expert looking to discover Cape Town eatery’s, 48 Albert Road, Woodstock will be the hub of flavour.
Cape Town Street Food Festival program:
9:00 – Market opens (market entrance is free)
10:00 – Talks start (R300)
15:00 – Talks end
16:00 – Market closes
19:00 – Dinner starts (R300)
Date: Sunday, 26 July 2015
Venue: 48 Albert Road, Woodstock
Tickets: Free (Market entrance), R300 (Food entrepreneur conference), R350 (Street food dinner) available from Quicket.
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