Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A visit to the Muizenberg Blue Bird Garage Market

The Muizenberg Blue Bird Garage Food and Goods Market takes place every Friday night in a beautiful old postal plane hangar. Expect live music, a collection of artisans, specialty cooks, vintage clothing, designers jewellery and craft.
Handpicked South African wines, craft beer (from Birkenhead in Stanford), delicious food, a creative kids area and great company are all part of the tapestry that makes this a very unique and inviting market experience. 
The earlier you get there, the more likely you are to find a seat as the tables can get pretty crowded over dinner time. The market is all undercover and fairly warm inside, making it great for winter visits. 

Yoffi Falafel was a very popular stand among our group, with almost every person noshing down on the delicious falafels. 

There's a huge variety of freshly baked goods, ranging from artisanal breads to gluten-free brownies, chocolate cupcakes, mini lemon meringue tarts and everything else in between. 

For my dinner I decided to have a quarter roast chicken with delicious roast potatoes and a spicy sauce on the side. I bit like gourmet Nando's, the chicken was well cooked, but not dry and the flavours were great.

A friend of mine tried the tuna salad from the stand that also makes sushi – she said it was pretty good, although I didn't try any, so will have to take her word for it. I don't normally eat sushi at markets.

Other stands at the market include local artisanal cheeseries, mexican food wraps, salads, pastries, curries, Chinese dim sum and so on... It's great for a dinner outing with friends as there will always be a variety of food options to choose from and a great buzz to start the weekend off!

Every Friday night, from 4pm to 10pm.
39 Albertyn Road, Muizenberg, Cape Town

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