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ResistTheOrdinary Ethical Anything Cape Town

Vegan, Vegetarian, Organic, Free Range

“Eating seems as a pasttime activity”
Excerpt from lyrics of ‘System of Down’s song: Toxicity.

This blog is aiming to document South Africans with a positive Ethos in the Food & Drink industry.
We want to shout out and promote anyone who’s producing positive output along these lines:

1. Animals and humane practices.

2. Supporting farmers who are pioneering the way forward to healthier grown food (Free from hormones, pesticides, cages & GM/Monsanto etc)

3. Better for the environment.
You should not sh*t where you sleep – Even rats know this!

All suggestions welcome, we wanna hear from you!

Plant Cafe – Cape Town city centre

One of the biggest pioneers of food in Cape Town.

A cafe established in 2013 to promote plant-based food choices and to provide a space in Cape Town for vegans, vegetarians and people with food allergies. Their website has a great resources page (including Vegan recipes).
Recent news: Fridays now open until 21:00.

Website: http://www.plantcafe.co.za
FB: /PlantCapeTown
Twitter: @PlantCT

Basic Stock – Community Grocer & Cafe

Marissa from the Netherlands fell in love with South Africa and has opened a inspirational shop in Somerset West. A lovely selection of local produce goodies ranging from Gluten Free, Organic to Free Range.

‘I believe that many of our health problems are connected to food and can be treated through a change of diet. It is my passion to help people find their way to better ingredients, free of chemicals and preservatives, while not having to compromise on quality. ‘

Main Road, Somerset West
Website: basicstock.co.za
FB: Facebook
Twitter: /basicstockdeli

Woodlands Eatery – Vredehoek Cape Town

At the foot of Cape Town’s stunning table mountain are the slopey charming streets of Vredehoek.

A charming & cosy eat out experience.

Gluten free pizza options available!
Gluten free craft beer from Red Sky Brew!

Latest news: Now serving hand-picked fresh produce from the Oranjezicht CityFarm. Open to the public every Wednesday between 4pm and 6pm, one is able to pick an incredible selection of locally grown seasonal produce.

Tel: 021 801 5799. 2 Deer Park Drive, Vredehoek, Cape Town

Website: http://www.thewoodlandseatery.co.za/
FB: /pages/The-woodlands-eatery/218358671537245
Twitter: @WoodlandsEatery

Cape Town Markets – Community

Oranjezicht CityFarm

The Oranjezicht City Farm is a non-profit project celebrating local food, culture and community in Cape Town, South Africa.

They’re always looking for volunteers. Be sure to join their Facebook page to get the latests news.

Open to the public every Wednesday between 4pm and 6pm, one is able to pick an incredible selection of locally grown seasonal produce. Really worth checking out and supporting.

Tel: 021 801 5799. corner of Sidmouth Avenue and Upper Orange Street, Oranjezicht, adjacent to Homestead Park. Cape Town city centre

Website: http://www.ozcf.co.za/
FB: /OZCFarm
Twitter: @OZCFarm

City Bowl Market on Hope

City Bowl Market on Hope is becoming the place where Cape foodies meet.
Relax at this fun market every Thursdays (16:30 – 20:30) and Saturdays (09:00 – 14:00)

Enjoy live music, good company and delicious food from around the world.
Their mission is to be a viable and sustainable, independent, quality food market, rooted in the local community

Address: 14 Hope Street, Gardens, Cape Town

Website: http://www.citybowlmarket.co.za/
FB: /CityBowlMarket
Twitter: @CityBowlMarket

City Bowl Market vendors to check out:

The Hungry Herbivore (Raw vegan meals / Desserts / Snacks)

FB: /HungryHerbivore
Twitter: @HungryHerbivore

 

Namaste Cape Town Waterfront

Vegan & vegetarian indian street food at its best right here in Cape Town @ the Waterfront’s Market on the Wharf.
Filling lunchtime rice pancakes cramped full of vegan delights, spicy dhal infused soup, etc. See menu screenshot below.

You can find them in the upstairs section of the market and enjoy your meal in chilled Indian lounge setting.

Tel: 076 518 5315.
Website: http://www.marketonthewharf.co.za/the-market/
FB: /VaFoodMarket

Bay Harbour The Market Hout Bay

Packed full of vendors who are leading way forward with conscientious food. This is a market not to be missed!

Website: http://www.bayharbour.co.za/

FB: /pages/Cape-Country-Lamb/141019789248441
Twitter: @BayHarbourMkt

Bay harbour market vendors to check out:

Cape Country Lamb (Organic free range meat)

“Our A Grade lamb is sourced from farms using low stress stock handling techniques and is free from unnecessary additives, hormones and preservatives.
This enables us to guarantee the free range lamb that you get is 100% organically produced and can be traced back to its farm of origin.”

FB: /pages/Cape-Country-Lamb/141019789248441

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Africa Cafe – Cape Town city centre

Set in the heart or Cape Town city centre, this is a culinery experience not to be missed. If you decide to a bit of everytihng by order the set course meal, do not order 1 per person. It’s so much food!

A menu takes advantage of fresh, seasonal vegetables available at local markets. Including plenty of organic and free range ingredients in line with healthy eating trends.

Free range chicken and lamb (sourced in the Karoo).
They only fry in healthy coconut oil and they cater gluten intolerant customers.

Tel: 021 422 0221. 108 Shortmarket Str. Cape Town

Website: http://www.africacafe.co.za

House of Machines – Cape Town city centre

Be sure to read House of Machine’s website “about” page: An ‘old vs new’ décor, honouring both man and machine.

Motorbikes and man stuff galore!

Open from 7am on weekdays, the café offers an range of locally-source healthy meals.

Cashew granola and ‘avo on toast’, and serves up a devilish cup of the black gold, in their exclusive espresso brand, Evil Twin.
The 100% organic arabica bean is grown in the rich fertile soils of Honduras, sourced from a single estate, where they are shade-grown, free from any of the pesticides, chemicallydrenched fertilizers or crap that might find its way into your cup”

Tel: 021 426 1400. Shortmarket Street. Cape Town
Website: http://www.thehouseofmachines.com
FB: /TheHouseOfMachines

Tibetan Teahouse – Simons Town, Cape Town

Food for body & soul.

The Teahouse leads onto a deep-set and sheltered verandah which has fabulous views over False Bay and is ideal for whale watching.

The menu offers imaginative and tasty vegetarian and vegan food, styled on original Tibetan recipes

Tel: 021 786 1544. 2 Harrington Road, Seaforth, Simon’s Town

Website: http://www.sopheagallery.co.za
FB: /TibetanTeahouse

Banana Jam Cafe – Kenilworth Cape Town

Headquarters of South Africa’s CRAFT BEER REVOLUTION.
A phenomenal range of both local and imported beers.

Their Caribbean menu takes a step out of the ordinary: All chicken and eggs are free range.

Tel: 021 674 0186. 157 2nd Avenue, Harfield Village, Kenilworth, Cape Town

Website: http://www.bananajamcafe.co.za
FB: /Pages/Banana-Jam-Cafe/159500330781316
Twitter: @BananaJamCafe

Carlyles on Derry – Vredehoek Cape Town

At the foot of Cape Town’s stunning table mountain are the slopey charming streets of Vredehoek.

“Whether it be a quiet after work drink, an intimate dinner or a boisterous celebration of sorts, we cater for all occasions.

We endeavor to use the finest, freshest local and seasonal ingredients available.
All our chicken is certified organic free-range and all eggs used are free-range, with vegetables sourced daily.”

Wheat free pizza & gluten free pasta options available!

Italian menu themes offering delicious thin-based, oven-baked gourmet pizzas.
Fresh handmade pasta dishes, salads & a variety of meat and fish dishes, affordably priced.

Tel: 021 461 8787. 17 Derry street, Vredehoek, Cape Town
Website: http://www.carlyles.co.za
Twitter: @CarlylesonDerry