Raith Gourmet entrance

Raith Gourmet – a German foodie heaven! Bakery, Butchery and Delicatessen


Are you new to Cape Town and missing home-cooked German cuisine?

Craving authentic pork schnitzel, smoked Eisbein, or liver pâté?

Planning a family gathering and need to WOW your guests?

Look no further than Raith Gourmet, a little piece of Germany in the Mother City. It’s been 25 years since Helmut Raith moved from Windhoek to Cape Town in 1989.  Did you know that German remained an official language in Namibia, before the independence in 1990s?  When Raith arrived in Cape Town, he spotted a need in the local German community – delicious, fine quality German meat products were hard to come by!  This entrepreneur decided to roll up his sleeves and opened his own German butchery, and Raith Gourmet has since become the hot-spot for the local German community.


Walking into Raith, you might be slightly overwhelmed with choices – is this a butchery, a bakery, or a delicatessen? To the right, a team of friendly faces greet you and motion towards the sizzling grill – are you in the mood for Curry Wurst, thick cuts of Kassler or veal schnitzel?  We tried a bit of everything (translation: lots of delicious meats!) with a healthy side of sauerkraut – and Ovi gives his stamp of approval!  Raith’s hot meals are well-priced and is a clear local favourite, with long queues snaking around the store during lunchtime.

For the serious Braaimaster, you can find any cut of meats your heart desire at the counters.  Over the years, Raith has built up great relationship with local ethical suppliers – we even found game meats like warthog, springbok and kudu!  Keeping up with our infatuation with picnics this summer, it was great to discover new cheeses at the deli counters.  Call-in early, and the team will even pack a customize gourmet picnic basket for you with vegetarian (think Hugenout & Camembert with Fig Preserve, Mozzarella & Olive Salad, Pesto…) and kid-friendly treats!

Next time you are in the neighborhood, grab a friend and swing by Raith Gourmet for a Germany sensory adventure 😉

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Ovidiu Pacuraru
Co-Founder at Food & Chatter
"I love to ask locals what they had for lunch: to find Cape Town classics like the Steak, Egg, and Cheese Masala sandwich!"

Ovi is a passionate hobby cook and always looking to re-create and modify every dish he tastes! Ovi is a big subscriber to fusion food, and sometimes he just feels like whipping up one of his childhood favorites: a fusion of Romanian/German dishes.
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