Eat like a local, City bowl tasting experience



What you’ll do
Explore and experience Cape Town, South Africa’s culinary capital, on a walking food tour packed with local flavour and cultural heritage

Our unique walking food tour takes you through some of the most historic parts of Cape Town, while sampling the locals’ favourite food and drink along the way. You’ll be able to soak up the city’s diverse vibe as you visit 6– 7 iconic and hidden food institutions and try some tasty treats and authentic flavours.

We’ll meet inside a centrally located coffee shop on Wale Street and walk, talk and eat our way through the city from there. While tour stops may vary slightly due to the number of guests and dietary requirements, usual stops include the Bo-Kaap for a taste of traditional Cape Malay food and a visit to an old fashioned spice store, and stops in central Cape Town for modern African food, Afrikaans heritage food, a biltong tasting and an artisanal chocolatier. We partner with small local establishments who share our passion for food, and guests will get an opportunity to meet and interact with some of the owners. Along the way we will share insights into local culture, history and food trends affecting Cape Town.

The tour lasts approximately 4-5 hours and the total walking distance is 3-4km. While the walking is mostly flat and not strenuous, you may spend a significant portion of the tour on your feet. A walking food tour is a great way to get orientated in an unfamiliar city, and we recommend that our guests join us at the beginning of their holiday.

Hope to see you soon, and remember, come hungry!


Food and drink experience ✨ hosted by Rupesh

4.5 hours | Hosted in English

Official Partner of TRUTH


Local Truth tip 

‘Knowledgeable and friendly guides’

‘Delicious cuisine’

‘Good story-telling from host’

An interesting tour filled with culture and authentic local cuisine


Experience highlights

Escape the tourist traps and let us guide you through the streets of Cape Town and show you where the locals like to eat and drink.

Up to 15 tastings at 6 different stops

Green market square

Greenmarket Square is one of the liveliest hubs in Cape Town. It’s the second oldest public space in Cape Town


Experience the cultural heritage and Malay influences of the Bo-Kaap and grab the chance to take pictures of the renowned colourful houses with Table Mountain as a backdrop

Heritage sqaure

Taste locally produced wine, and visit the oldest grape-bearing vine in the Southern Hemisphere.

Company gardens

Visit the oldest garden in South Africa, a heritage site where we explore fynbos and local herbs.

Bree street

Sample traditional South African cuisine in a cutting-edge art gallery.

Wale Street

Enjoy a sweet ending to your tour with a locally produced-artisanal dessert



Meet your host

Truth Culinary Tours offers an immersive journey through South Africa’s culinary landscape. Combining cultural history, traditional South African flavours and 21st-century culinary experimentation, Cape Town offers a vibrant foodie scene unlike any other. There is no better way to explore the Mother City than with your tastebuds and our team is proudly dedicated to showing you this incredible city’s foodie gems.



Depart: 09:30

Return: 14:00

Departure Point: 129 Bree Street

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Meet your guide at 129 Bree Street, Cape Town City Center. The exact location will becommunicated to you . Best to take a taxi or Uber to the meeting point as parking in the city is limited and expensive. Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled departure as tours depart on time.


More about this experience

The Cape Town City Bowl is compact and stretches from the modern foreshore business district to historic quarters closer to Table Mountain.

The City Bowl is home to the largest concentration of award-winning restaurants in South Africa and packed with local and global flavours.

This walking food tour is a foodies delight, where you will experience 10 tastings at 6 food and drink establishments in 4-5 hours.

Obtain a unique perspective by exploring Cape Town on foot. A great way for first-time visitors to orientate themselves in the city.

We will give you insight to the Cape Town social scene and point out restaurants and bars along the route which you can visit later.

Admire the city’s architectural styles and influences and learn interesting historical facts and how history influenced our food scene.

Avoid the tourist traps and get to experience Cape Town with a local guide, and of course, Eat Like a Local!


Dietary Requirements and Allergies

Please be sure and let us know if you (or anyone in your group) has a dietary restriction (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic, allergy, etc.) when you purchase your tickets. As long as we know in advance, we can accommodate your needs. Vegetarians consuming dairy and gluten can be catered for on this tour.

Please note: We have an exciting plant-based experience that showcases the vegan food scene in Cape Town designed to accommodate vegan diets and curated with different partners. Please contact us for further information on how to enjoy this tour.


Things to Bring

Camera optional (photography encouraged)



Experienced food and cultural guide

Food and drinks at multiple locations


Minimum Age

Family friendly however all guests over 3 years of age require their own ticket



Do we only walk around and sample food?

Absolutely not! Our tours combine architectural commentary, historical facts, local culture and culinary insight into a unique 4 hour experience. Imagine walking through the city eating our local artisans’ most delicious foods while learning about the neighbourhoods from real locals.


Cancellation policy

We understand that plans can change and therefore, we offer a 100% refund up to 14 days prior to your tour date, minus any credit card processing fees already paid. Should you need to cancel within 14 days, but at least 48 hours from your tour, we can offer a date exchange to any date in the future. Cancellations within 48 hours are subject to a 100% cancellation fee as our our vendor partners have already begun preparing your experience.

R1800,00 4 hours

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