November 27, 2023

Food Bazaar

Get In My Food Bazaar

A vibrant culinary adventure in Cape Town

Discover an authentic Cape Town experience at the bustling Eastern Food Bazaar, a vibrant canteen-style eatery that caters to diverse palates.

Nestled in the heart of the CBD, this bustling food haven offers a tantalising array of flavours, ranging from Turkish kebabs and Cape-style biryanis to creamy North Indian curries and sizzling tandoor dishes.

The Eastern Food Bazaar occupies the historic Wellington Fruit Growers Market site from the 1930s, and its vibrant ambience draws an eclectic mix of people, including locals and curious tourists seeking an authentic local experience.

Picture: Eastern Food Bazaar

The energy is palpable, and the air is filled with the enticing aromas of rich, fragrant spices. Adorned with exquisite Indian decor, such as intricately carved wooden doors imported from India, the eatery exudes an enchanting charm.

As you explore the cobbled pathways lined with various stalls, you’ll discover ten distinct kitchens, each offering a unique culinary experience. Whether you’re a vegetarian or a meat lover, the Eastern Food Bazaar caters to all dietary preferences.

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Experience the true essence of local cuisine by indulging in iconic dishes. Visit Punjabi and savour a giant vegetable, chicken or lamb bunny chow, starting at just R50.

Istanbul tempts you with mouthwatering lamb or chicken shawarmas, accompanied by chips and salad, a generous portion perfect for sharing.

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For an authentic taste of Indian cuisine, Nizami serves succulent lamb seekh kebabs, expertly prepared by blending lamb mince with spices and cooking them in a traditional Tandoor oven.

Even those on a budget can indulge in a satisfying meal at the Eastern Food Bazaar.

When visiting the Eastern Food Bazaar, you have multiple dining options. You can immerse yourself in the bustling vibe by dining downstairs or head upstairs for a quieter spot, accessed via the stairs on the right of the Darling Street entrance.

Picture: Eastern Food Bazaar / Facebook

Whether you’re a local seeking a taste of home or a curious traveller in search of an authentic dining experience, this bustling canteen-style eatery is sure to leave you satiated and longing for more.


  • Location: 96 Longmarket St, City Centre
  • Times: Sunday to Thursday 10am to 9pm | Friday to Saturday 10am to 9:30pm
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Picture: Eastern Food Bazaar