Five food outlets in South Africa that prove local is lekker

Heritage Day and Heritage Month may be over, but that doesn’t mean we should just forget about our roots. We as South Africans should always be proud of our country and an easy way to show that pride is to appreciate the cuisine that our beautiful country has to offer.

The Voetsek kitchen

It might be called Voetsek Kitchen, but nothing in the food will make you say “Voetsek”.

The Voetsek kitchen trailer has loads of delicious wraps, including falafel, Karoo lamb and chicken shawarma, as well as pure beef burgers, boerewor rolls, samoosas, hot fries and soups. . Voetsek cuisine supports local producers and the meat and chicken are raised on pasture. The lamb is native to the northern Karoo.

Weather permitting, the Kitchen caravan is parked on Victoria Street, Coastal Road between Bakoven and Hout Bay, near 12 Apostles Hotel, Cape Town, 8005. The average price of food is around R90.

You will indeed have a pleasant surprise at Nkule’s Homemade surprise. What makes this special is that the owner cooks his own dishes, often taking inspiration from the cooking channels on YouTube.

If you’re craving homemade curries, beef and chicken (you can also go grilled), fried rice, jollof rice, spicy rice with veggies, then head to Nkule’s Homemade surprise. There is also a plethora of pastas you can enjoy, such as the all-time favorite chicken Alfredo and mutton sausage pasta.

Expect to spend R36.50 for a small meal and R46. 50 for a hearty meal.

The restaurant opens its doors from Thursday to Sunday, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. It is located in KwaMashu, KwaZulu-Natal.

Phone number: 078 418 8071

E-mail: [email protected]


Foragr offers an extensive offering of four different menus to choose from. Enjoy freshly frozen homemade meals whenever you want and all you have to do is reheat, eat, and repeat.

There are four different menus depending on what you are looking for. There is the Blissful menu with healthy and filling meals, the Mindful menu with meals that only contain between 300 and 700 calories per serving, the Gainful menu which offers mouth-watering meals filled with protein and the Plentful menu, which, if it is filled with delicious herbs, based combinations.

Hamburgers can enjoy Foragr Foods by contacting them from their Killarney offices.

E-mail: [email protected]

Telephone number: 061 676 1211

Grilled Chicko

Enjoy a variety of truly local lekker dishes from Chicko’s Grill. Residents of Polokwane can also have their Chicko’s Grill food delivered.

Its menu features hot wings, burgers, fries and cheese, a can of beef chicken and Russian supreme. All of the meals mentioned above, except for the hot wings, burgers, and Russian supreme, are served with chakalaka for that extra local flavor.

There are also several meals with pap.

Contact number: 072 887 7525

E-mail: [email protected]

Q’BNS Restaurant

Q’BNS restaurant in Umhlanga offers a wide variety of dishes, as it offers fresh seafood, side dishes, grilled meats and curries.

True to its Natal roots, curries are served with Indian Natal shrimp. It’s also a pescatarian friendly restaurant with a plant-based vegan burger.

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