Whether you are currently plant-based or are trying to lessen the number of animal products you consume, we have put together a list of some of our city’s best plant-based businesses. Yes, we have included locals offering you plant-based food options, but also wine and a vegan picnic experience.
Outcast Foods creates easy-to-prepare healthy and yummy plant-based meals. They create instant wholefood pre-mixes, not taking any shortcuts and therefore allowing you leeway in your cooking.
Their pulses are activated to increase nutrient absorption and they use only wholefoods. Therefore, no gluten, fillers, preservatives or additives – just pure quality ingredients where natural flavours are brought to life.
The latest addition to the Outcast range is their wholefood flapjack mix. It is made using activated buckwheat, chickpeas, banana, dates, chia seeds and a hit of maca. These flapjacks are fluffy and delicious. Just add water or nut milk, and cook.
Outcast Foods has also recently revised their burger mix – lookout for the new recipe sticker on the boxes. Whilst containing activated wholefoods, it has now got improved texture and hold. As with everything they produce, it contains no fillers or junk and is said to be spiced perfectly.
To view the full range of Outcast products and see their long list of local stockists, visit their website.
Vegan Street is the first entirely vegan walk-in grocery store in South Africa, offering South Africans affordable pantry items, meatless alternatives, dairy-free options, and fresh produce. They have a physical store in the Valyland Shopping Center in Fish Hoek as well as an online store that delivers nationwide.
If you are shopping online, they have ensured convenience by giving you the option to ‘shop by aisle’, with various aisles including, Food Cupboard, Fresh Food, Frozen Food, Beverages & Juice, Kids & Baby, Health & Beauty as well as Household & Cleaning. You also have the option of shopping by brand.
Vegan Street aims to make plant-based living more affordable for South Africans. Therefore, their website includes a Specials section in which they highlight marked-down products.
Based in the South Peninsular of Cape Town, delivery in the Fish Hoek area is free. Delivery to the rest of Cape Town is R60 and nation-wide delivery outside of Cape Town is R150.
To view Vegan Street products and shop online, visit their website.
In addition to tastings of their award-winning range of wines, Warwick Wine Estate offers guests gourmet picnics and charcuterie platters in a tranquil, relaxed setting on the lawns or shaded by the trees of their forest courtyard. Their picnic menu revolves around fresh and seasonal ingredients, sourced locally from artisanal suppliers.
The Warwick Wine Estate vegan picnic menu can be packaged to serve one or two people. It includes a Three-Bean-Deluxe salad, a pear and pecan salad with mandarin segments, Asian marinated tofu, croutons, lettuce and orange vinaigrette as well as a fusion potato salad. This can all be enjoyed alongside babaganoush, homemade strawberry jam, pumpkin hummus with zatar spice, vegan cheese, Epi bread, herbed margarine and peanut butter tarts.
For information and to book, visit the Warwick Wine Estate website.
Delheim’s Cellar, situated in the Simonsberg Ward in Stellenbosch, South Africa, is family-owned and produces a wide range of internationally acclaimed wines. All of the Delheim vintage wines from 2019 onwards are vegan friendly.
Their unique Wild Ferment Chenin Blanc offers an ever-present complex array of wild fermentation characteristics. With dominant fragrances on stone fruits and orange peel, held together by a subtle hint of caramel, this wine is a truly beautiful display of minimal-intervention winemaking and mother nature.
The Delheim Gewürztraminer is one of the very few of its kind to be produced in South Africa – it is an off-dry Gewurztraminer. This highly-acclaimed wine has vibrant aromas of litchi, white Turkish delight, white pear and rose petals on the nose. Ideal to pair with a vegan spicy curry dish.
If you would prefer rosé to accompany your summer, this year, Delheim produced another Delheim classic dry rosé. It reveals the elegant side of Pinotage, with an ethereal light salmon pink colour and notes of pink grapefruit, berries, and sweet cherries. Produced since 1976!
To shop online and take advantage of their nationwide delivery, visit the Delheim website.
Having been vegan for years, the owners of The Organic Vegan understand the struggle of trying to figure out the fine print around ingredients and animal testing policies. As a result, in 2018 they founded The Organic Vegan in Table View, as one of South Africa’s first 100% Vegan Supermarkets. Their online supermarket was launched later that year and currently delivers products across Cape Town.
In addition to all your favourite dairy-free, meat-free goodies, they also stock products that are exclusively available at The Organic Vegan. If you are looking for cooking inspiration, they are constantly broadening their range of new brands and products.
The aim of The Organic Vegan is to encourage people to make the connection and switch to a kinder, healthier lifestyle. As kindness is one of their core values, The Organic Vegan extends this to people, both supporting small local companies as much as they can, and prioritising their lovely customers.
For more information and to make an online purchase, visit their website.