Friday Photo: Neighbourhood Goods Market

Neighbourhood Goods Market

This market happens ever Saturday morning at the Old Biscuit Mill in Observatory/Woodstock. It’s a lot like the St. Lawrence Market in Toronto, only with more craft beer/sangria/bloody marys. In fact I’ve been told several times that it’s home to the best Bloody Mary in Cape Town.. I haven’t confirmed this, however, the food is pretty amazing. There’s vendors selling locally produced cheeses, a lot of different condiments, pestos, and dips, and local produce. Most of the food comes to around R40-R70, though there’s a lot of things you can try for R10 if you want to try a bunch of little things. It ranges from seafood, to pork belly sandwiches, to dumplings, to smoothies, and falafels. There’s dutch pancakes, crepes, cupcakes, frozen yogurt, chocolate & honey liquor shots, and a ton of other things to try as well.

My favourites?

Food — Spanish Seafood Paella
Dessert — Frozen Yogurt…or cupcakes. yum.
Free Sample — Pesto Princess has a ton of things to try, it’s pretty awesome
Favorite drink — Sangria OR there’s a lot of great beersĀ 

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About Lizz

I am a fourth year student at the University of Toronto in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education. I am participating in the Students for Development Program this year and I will be going to work with the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation in Cape Town, South Africa for six months. I recently came back from Namibia where I lived for 11 weeks through the Namibia Scholarship Program at the University of Toronto. I worked with an organization called Physically Active Youth which is located in Katutura, Namibia near Windhoek. If you are a student interested in getting involved internationally or interested in doing a study abroad project, you should make sure to check out the CIE website: Also, if you are a student in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Toronto make sure to check out the international exchanges available on the faculty website:

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