The Johannesburg World Festival of Food and Drink

25 Apr 16:00
Until 05 May, 23:59 10d 7h 59m

The Johannesburg World Festival of Food and Drink

A gastronomic extravaganza where a melting pot of cultures fuse together in a delicious crescendo of flavours. This culinary utopia promises a global journey for your taste buds, featuring an array of delectable dishes and beverages from around the world. From the sizzling street food of Southeast Asia to the rich flavours of Mediterranean cuisine, every corner of the globe is represented at this foodie haven.

It’s the return of The Johannesburg World Festival of Food and Drink, an unparalleled 11-day extravaganza of international food and drink festivities. Proudly brought to you by Emperors Palace, Primedia and Imagineering Experiential ( creators of Lusito Land, Taverns of the World, The Emperor Palace Christmas Village and The Johannesburg World Festival).

Take a journey through 16 Authentic international street cafés and taverns where the air is filled with the tantalizing aromas of spices and herbs, creating a sensory experience like no other. Indulge in your favourite international dishes or embark on a culinary adventure to discover new flavours that will transport you to distant lands. The fest boasts an impressive lineup of renowned chefs showcasing their culinary prowess, ensuring that each bite is a symphony of taste and texture.

Explore the beautiful Wine Route with pairing offerings of cheeses, breads and olives. Adventure into Brewer's Lane, which will boast the best local brewing culture and find flavour with beer, gin, cider and mead enthusiasts. Then there is the What's Trending exhibition, introducing our food lovers to a beautiful range and diverse selection of what's current in food, drink and prep gadgets and equipment.

Ticket Prices
Free for children under 3 years
R60 for kids 3 12
R120 for pensioners
R150 for kids 13+ and adults

Winners Circle Discount (Max 2 tickets):

Sapphire Cardholders - 20%
Gold Cardholders 15%
Silver Cardholders 10%

Level 5  - Emperors Palace Parkade
Tickets from R150

26 April - 16h00 - 23h00
27 April - 11h00 - 23h00
28 April - 11h00 - 23h00
29 April - 16h00 - 23h00
30 April - 16h00 - 23h00
1 May - 11h00 - 23h00
2 May - 16h00 - 23h00
3 May - 16h00 - 23h00
4 May - 11h00 - 23h00
5 May - 11h00 - 23h00

What to look forward to:

  • International Street Bars and Cafés
  • Brewers Lane – Beer and Gin
  • Wine Route
  • Champagne and Oyster Lady
  • Street buskers and street theatre activities
  • World of Food and Drink
  • Budget-Friendly Treats
  • The Vegan and Vegetarian Way
  • Health Diet Disciplines
  • Flavours, Spice and All Things Nice
  • Kitchen Gadgets
  • Home Bake Culture
  • Coffee Culture
  • Home Dining
  • Chocolate Treats:
  • Peppers and Hot Stuff:
  • Functional Beverages
  • Plant-Based Foods
  • Waterless Food Production
  • Musical acts

If you are looking to exhibit, contact:
Rita Rama – 072 668-3785 –
Denise Hendricks – 081 506-8168 –

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