After decades of eating refined foods, communities in South Africa care more about where their food comes from, and it’s opening up huge possibilities for small artisan producers to bring their fare to your table. Artisan food in South Africa made by creative food artisans has an allure that is irresistable, and seeing the change in attitudes to food, farming and sustainability in South Africa will give you a true appreciation of the journey food takes to reach your plate, a sincere respect for South Africa artisan food makers and an understanding that a sustainable food system does not, and cannot, exist in a mass production food factory located half way around the planet.
Quality, passion and an unrivaled excellence is the foundation for 4th Avenue Coffee Roasters in Gauteng! This unique coffee roaster and café boasts a belief in coffee magic with their secret blend of coffee beans, boutique style roasting process and coffee making perfection. The 4th Avenue Coffee Roasters are transparent in their refusal to compromise on quality and with AAA grade, 100% Arabica blends sourced from South America and Africa and freshly roasted on site – the aroma and flavours are testament to a very successful formula that won’t be changing anytime soon.
Aegir Project is an artisan craft beer brewer in Noordhoek, Cape Town. Opening in 2015 and obsessed with pushing the boundaries on flavour with innovative beers like watermelon wheat beer, ice cream key lime pie sour, limited-edition barrel-aged beer-wine and hybrids. This artisan 80-hectolitre independent craft brewery is the heart and soul of founders Rory and Carey, who ensure that pride, passion and purity pays off in the quest for creating your own hop magic.
Anja’s Banting Pantry in the Northern Cape is a unique food producer that takes every customer’s individual needs into account as they create the perfect products. The pantry is stocked with a variety of fresh juices and cordials which are carb and sugar conscious as well as being explicitly preservative free. Whether you are a firm believer in the latest Banting lifestyle or you simply want to enjoy the tastiest products without any nasty additives – Anja’s Pantry is bound to have the perfect product. The Food Farmacy takes health to a new level of tasting great so make sure you choose the perfect health drinks and products for your needs.
Mpumalanga is famous for their game and biltong; combine it with a speciality, own-brand spice and you are in for a treat. Bakgat Biltong is possibly one of the most loved local butcheries in the province and with the tastes that overwhelm your senses from the first chilli stick or game chunk the reason is obvious. Bakgat Biltong is made from local game or beef and is spiced using their own seasoning which offers an exemplary flavour. Along with the finest beef biltong around the deli also sells various game and bacon biltong cuts and hampers.
Belle’s Patisserie in Gauteng is an award winning Patisserie which showcases the beautiful journey where creativity meets cake. Belle’s Patisserie in Gauteng is an award winning Patisserie which showcases the beautiful journey where creativity meets cake. Voted the best patisserie for three years running, Belle’s is an artisan destination that promises full flavours, sweet sensations and sumptuous savoury snacks. With a menu jam packed with a variety of cakes, baked treats, tarts, fridge and hot desserts as well as a famously known skinny menu – there is something for every taste or lifestyle at Belle’s Patisserie.
What started as a small kitchen side line business has exploded into three boutique patisserie stores across Gauteng and shows no signs of slowing down the growth or slimming down the delicious options to choose from.
The Bisi Bean Coffee Roasting Company in Hartbeespoort offers only the best hand roasted coffee beans while showcasing their passion for mouth-watering coffee in all of its glory. With the core of the company being made up of an unrivaled love for coffee and the intricate process which takes it from bean to brew – it is no wonder Bisi Bean Coffee is one of the leaders of the speciality coffee market. With a commitment to improvement in the pursuit of perfection, Bisi Bean coffee is constantly on the lookout for technological advances in the coffee roasting industry and the avid coffee lovers thrive on learning everything there is to know about coffee and sharing that knowledge with you, along with the perfect cuppa, of course.