Despite living relatively close to Woodstock, it took me four years to finally visit the Neighbourgoods Market in Cape Town. The energy, live music and good food made for an unforgettable afternoon.
When I moved back home earlier this year, I was thrilled to discover that we had our very own fine food and drinks experience: Market at Queen. Once a month, Queen of Hearts opens its gates to the best of Harare's street food vendors.
The market was only thirty minutes in when I got there, but the long wooden tables on the lawn were dotted with a few other early birds. After a leisurely walk around and some very hard decision making, I decided to revisit Burger Boys, Killer Toasted Sarmies and The Horsebox Bar.
Who doesn’t love a good burger? Having heard so much about Burger Boys, I had to make this my first stop. I decided on the Whiskey burger; a generous beef patty topped with bacon slow-cooked in Guinness.
It was only a little past 10:00 am, so I decided to have something breakfast-y. Conveniently located next to Burger Boys, Killer Toasted Sarmies had just what I was looking for. After a friendly and lively conversation, I was convinced to tryThe Englishman; smoked bacon and egg on two thick, fresh pieces of bread covered in butter and grilled on a skillet.
My final stop was The Horsebox Bar. Initially attracted by their fresh Mozambican coconuts, I decided to try one of their cocktails instead. Like everything else I'd had, it was absolutely delicious.
I love a good food market and this one was no exception. The friendly vendors, live music and tasty treats made for an amazing morning. If you haven't already been, make sure to go next month. Entry is $5 per head and there is secure parking right outside the venue. Already been? Leave a comment below sharing your experience.
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