Gaia Food Market, Cape Town
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The wine estate Groot Constantia can trace its roots back to 1685.
The Gaia Food Market in Cape Town is where fans of raw food and organic fresh produce meet with vegetarians and vegans to wave a very green, eco-friendly flag.
It’s a market that prides itself on selling only plant-based produce and cuisine. However, just because everything is veggie-friendly doesn’t mean you can’t tuck into hearty fare. Treats on offer include gourmet pizzas, falafel pitas, Asian dumplings, curries, home-made soups served with artisan bread, and fresh salads, all to be washed down with freshly squeezed juices.
At the market, raw food enthusiasts are particularly well catered for, with dishes prepared à la minute (as you order it they start) from fresh, organic produce.
If you favour sprouts and seeds, this is the market for you – from alfalfa to nigella, Gaia Food Market has it all. Those with food or additive allergies can stock up on gluten- and preservative-free baked goods, breads, nut cheeses (dairy free), fruit preserves, veggie pickles, relishes and compotes.
Food markets in South Africa offer very good quality locally produced olive oils, marinated olives, olive breads and tapenades – and the Gaia Food Market, being in the Cape where an abundance of olive-based products are produced, is ideal if you’re looking for these Mediterranean-inspired items.
The market, located in Constantia, is family friendly – its atmosphere is more laid back than bustling, and there are picnic tables where you can rest and recuperate with an energising, guilt-free treat. Also, the leafy green environment of the Constantia Valley complements the eco-friendly theme of this market.
Besides organic produce and plant-based cuisine, the market sells fresh flowers, eco-friendly cleaning agents, and kitchen and décor items.
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