Durban is fast becoming a top foodie attraction, receiving much acclaim over the years for its tantalizing cuisine. If you are visiting Durban, you should spend a day exploring its food attractions.
Here’s how you can go on the ultimate Durban foodie trip in 24 hours:
Ditch the hotel breakfast for a day and head to The Circle Café. Situated at the Durban Holocaust and Genocide Centre, the site was once a club for the Jewish community and a small canteen for soldiers during World War II. The Circle Café, established to support the Durban Holocaust and Genocide Centre, is famous for its breakfast bagel and cheesecake. Guests can enjoy the fresh air and soothing sound of the water fountain while they tuck into the freshly made treats. If you want to stock up on some souvenirs, pick up a few at the gift shop at the café. Located on 44 KE Masinga Road. Call 0313681766.
A traditional mid-morning snack
Another proudly South African treat to try is the amagwinya (vetkoek). The deep-fried savoury dough, filled with mince or cheese, makes for the perfect mid-morning snack. Ask the locals where to find the best amagwinya or book a township tour where the locals will prepare some for you.
A spicy lunch
No trip to Durban is complete without trying the bunny chow, a hollowed-out bread filled with a curry of your choice, either mutton, chicken, or beans. One place to enjoy a sumptuous bunny is Britannia Hotel’s Capsicum Restaurant, which serves some of the best authentic Indian food. The hotel was built in 1879 and a must-visit for local and out-of-town guests. The restaurant is also famous for its Durban-style crab curry. Also, try Suncoast Towers’ Jeera Restaurant for their mutton bunny. Located at 1299 Umgeni Road. Call 0313032266.