FOOD, FUN AND GOOD MUSIC AT THE DURBAN STREET FOOD FESTIVAL
Written by: Elizabeth Kunene
Food, fun, family, and music were the order of the day this past Heritage weekend at the Durban Street Food Festival, Pavilion.
The festival brought together the best that the city has to offer in terms of traditional cuisines, including African, Indian, Asian and other authentic flavours from around the world. There were also small pop-up shops of clothes, shoes, accessories plus the sounds of live bands and DJ’s to entertain the crowd as the sun went down.
The festival ran between the 22nd to 24th September. It featured bands including Veranda Panda, Red Robyn, and many more local bands. There was also a comedian on the line-up to chuckle the crowd as they emjoyed their favourite warm plate of cuisines.
Local designers and pop-up stores had a chance to impress the people of Durban with their original vintage pop-up shops and mouth watering dishes. Durban was definitely a place to be this past weekend.
Rhea du Plessis, owner of the Durban Pop-up shop, was there with her favourite biscuits ready-mixed recipes.
“We usually stay in one place for three days then move to the next place, we have everything in our pop-up shop from food, clothes, shoes even home décor,” said du Plessis.
International talent was also spotted on stage when Be-Happy and his crew showed off some capoeira (Brazilian original martial art) moves to the crowd. The crowd engaged in the capoeira moves.
The Durban Street Food Festival promises to be even bigger next year.
*Caption: Some of the food at the festival that was on display.