SALT FOOD MARKET OPENS, GIVES START-UP ‘FOOD-PRENEURS’ A SPACE TO PLY THEIR TRADE

SALT FOOD MARKET OPENS, GIVES START-UP ‘FOOD-PRENEURS’ A SPACE TO PLY THEIR TRADE

As office workers return to Cape Town’s CBD this January, they will be treated to a plethora of amazing food options at the Mother City’s newest food market at shared office space, The Box. 

The Box is Boxwood Property Fund’s flagship building and sports the community-centred SALT Food Market on its ground floor, comprising 11 food pods, a pavilion and uncovered terraces with outdoor seating. Alongside anchor tenant Seattle Coffee Company, SALT provides small-scale food entrepreneurs with an opportunity to enter the food and beverage industry in the city centre, where rentals are generally expensive and growing a business – especially in the current economic climate – can be tricky.

“At Boxwood, we’ve always been of the view that workspaces must facilitate and accommodate a different kind of interaction,” says Rob Kane, Boxwood Property Fund CEO and chairperson of the CCID Board of Directors. 

“To this end, we aim to create community-centred spaces and SALT is one step in that direction.”

The market, dominated by a large-scale colourful mural by Johannesburg-born artist Ashwin Petersen, accommodates up to 200 seats with a 4 x 2-metre television screen for sporting events. There are workstations with charge plugs and fast, free Wifi throughout. Already, SALT is home to Maw Raw, Indian Express, Didi’s Mexican, Rack & Grill, Kobe Sushi, Cairo Shwarma and Salt Bar, many of whom cater to the diverse tastes of Capetonians – from pub and health foods to halaal options. 

The SALT Food Market is open weekdays from 11am until late and can be found at The Box, 9 Lower Burg Street, Cape Town.