How Johannesburg became the foodie capital of South Africa

South Africa’s two biggest cities have a long fought case of sibling rivalry. But while beachy Cape Town may have won in the looks department, Johannesburg remains the business capital of the entire continent, giving it a pan-African cultural edge that wine farms and penguins can’t beat.

Nowhere is this clearer than in the city’s fast-evolving food scene. Overshadowed for years by Cape restaurants drunk on views and international awards, Johannesburg’s restaurants have been quietly developing behind everyone’s backs.

Epicure recently opened in Sandton (Epicure)

Sub-Saharan cooking has never sparked an international hype in the way Asian or European food cultures have, which is one of the reasons why Johannesburg performs so woefully on those ubiquitous “best…

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