March 14, 2012 in food shops and markets
- the sea point promenade
Last year I was approached by the guys at Name Your Hood to give commentary on one of the city Neighbourhoods that was being renamed. It got me thinking that you can be quite familiar with a lot of areas in your home town, but its only when you live in a particular suburb for a long time do you get to truly know it.
Its your local Chinese take out, your favourite food shop for a particular ingredient and the place you go back to time and again because you always find what you like.
I have this knowledge about Sea Point.
I decided to compile a list of places that I tend to go to in this strange eclectic suburb that I live in. It is purely subjective and does not include any mainstream food retailers here. I shop at them all.
Whilst I was walking down the Main Road taking pictures of ‘my places’ I realised how many new spots had opened up that I hadn’t notices before. You tend to notice things differently on foot, so this list is by no means conclusive of the best of the best in Sea Point, but as a creature of habit these are the food places I can recommend.
From Glengariff to Victoria Road, here goes…..
- buzbey grill
I havent eaten here in ages but it was always good. It comes highly recommended by foodie friends whose opinion I admire, so I decided to include it on the list. Any restaurant that has lasted this long and is still going strong must be doing something right. Great for steaks.
- my local chinese
There are a lot of Chinese take outs in Sea Point and Xiang Yuan is my favourite so far. They run awesome specials and do reasonable, made on the premises dim sum.
- spice in the city
Spice in the City is a new spice shop on Main Road, in the Adelphi Center. Owned by a fabulous Indian Irish women from Dublin, its worth just popping past for a chat. They also stock a limited range of fresh herbs to add to your curry.
- montagu fruit and nuts
Opposite the Adelphi Center is Montagu. They sell a large selection of dried fruit and nuts at very reasonable prices. You will also find other confectionary such a as nougat and chocolate.
- italian ice cream
Venezia is an Italian Gelateria conveniently open late at night if you have an urge for an ice cream.
For the rest of my list of places in Sea Point, visit Drizzle and Dip