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Join South Africa's foodies at the Neighbourgoods Market in Johannesburg

While you may not know it, the food scene in Johannesburg, South Africa, has been experiencing a major boom in recent years as more communities seek to improve outlying communities by highlighting locally sourced fare. With the Neighbourgoods Market in Johannesburg, travelers on a South African safari can satisfy their thirst for craft beer and hunger for paella, gelato and chocolate made right in the villages surrounding the city.

Every Saturday, Juta Street, which is located in Johannesburg's Braamfontein neighborhood, comes alive with vendors from all over South Africa. Similar to the Neighbourgoods Market in Cape Town - where the initiative first began - the Johannesburg edition will feature organic merchants, local chefs and community-favorite bakers. Many of these food stands will be manned by business owners, so you can ask questions about where their products come from.

If your safari in South Africa stops in Cape Town, you can enjoy an even larger Neighbourgoods market on Saturdays as well. Along with delicious fare, the market also boasts artisans selling their goods at fairly traded prices, so you know your money is going directly toward communities rather than through third-party businesses. Many of the products up for sale are made with the environment in mind, so you can expect that textiles will be made with organic linens and locally sourced material.

Not far behind Europe and North America, Cape Town has also welcomed the new food truck trend with its first mobile lunch wagon, Limoncello. This establishment is already a popular restaurant in Cape Town, so you can rest assured that the meal you purchase from the food truck will be just as delicious.

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