Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Wholefoods Night Market

Just close your eyeballs for a second, sit back in your office chair, spin around if you must, and let me tell you a little story. I recently went to the Whole Foods Night market (what used to be the Colombo Market) Unfortunately because I was so busy selling Macaroonies to the hungry hoards I didn't get even a moment to snap any piccies so I am going to just have to tell you about it instead and hope that your wild imagination can fill in the blanks and colour in the lines.

This little story takes place in beautiful, abandoned building project down on Point Waterfront. The weather outside is cold and rainy and the sky is the colour of a grumpy elephant. My lip is dragging on the ground because my car is packed to the roof with gold dusted brownies, sour cream fudge and enough macaroons to make you sick for a week and the weather is so damn miserable, I am sure no one will turn up. They will be too busy watching re runs of gossip girl while sniggering at all the poor sods sitting at a rainy market.

I arrived to the sound of bustling and laughing. Strings of bunting were being cris-crossed in every direction while Darryl, the creator of this whole shebang, skipped and weaved his way through the myriad of glorious stalls, firing up the candles that covered every available space to the sound of some cheeky jazz. Vendors were excitedly filling up their tables with everything from home-made lemonade and boutique beer to possibly the most delicious falaffel wraps you will ever have in your whole life- ever!

Slowly but surely, the space filled up, people wafted around following the clouds of delicious smells that floated around our cozy cave, clutching big glasses of red wine while they picked out there dinner menu. Once they were decided, bites were bought and enjoyed around the many candle lit tables that had been fashioned out hay bales and boxes. 

The Wholefoods night market was a roaring success, it was run professionally, parking was really easy and close to the front door, and the products supplied by the vendors were of a really high standard. I can definitely recommend this market to anyone. So, when you find yourself without plans on the first Thursday evening of every month, round up some troops come down to the market and have a really rad candle lit evening with your mates. 

Venue: The Quays, at the Durban Underwater Club and nearby uShaka, there is additional security personnel on duty. To find The Quays – take the second left after uShaka at Wodka, and go over the canal bridge as though going to Durban Underwater Club. Night Market will be on your right.
For more info – phone Yossis on 031 201 0090 / Tracey on 072 552 8152


  1. oooh! this post gets me excited for the next one!

  2. it is on thursday, like this thursday, get your a into g, totaly worth it.

  3. Very proud of my mommy - she figured it all out on her own, phoned Yossi;s and gave me all the info! See you there Lex!