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The Legendary Ba-Pita Calls Norwood Home

A Brief History Of Ba-Pita Before we explore the wonderful world of laffa, pitas, and shawarmas that Ba-Pita is famous for, we have to talk about the restaurant's rich history. Founded by Gerald Elliott, Ba-Pita started in Rocky Street, Yeoville in the mid-80s. Back then, it was a completely different hangout. The neighbourhood was home […]

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Top 10 Butchers In Joburg

Let's get cracking and introduce you to our ten favourite butchers in Joburg (and an honorable mention in Pretoria). Meat Empire – Benoni Meat Empire offers spit braais as well as meat specials and packages for when you just need to beef up your supply. They've got a range of mixed meat hampers that include lean […]

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Top 10 Budget-Friendly Restaurants

As restaurant prices continue to soar, finding a spot that offers a good lunch or dinner minus an exorbitant price tag becomes tough - we get it. And if the inexpensive food is not only delicious but also interesting, and perhaps even outside of your previous dining experience, all the better! Here’s a little collection […]

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Food And Wine Pairing Saturday Experience

What Is It? Visit the Factory on Grant and enjoy an amazing experience like no other with only the best in wine and food. So, if you are a foodie at heart and love top quality wine, then be sure to join in on this one. When Is It? Every Saturday from Saturday, 15 February […]

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Shisanyama and Jazz Under The Stars

What Is It? This weekend come and experience jazz pianist, composer and producer Luyanda Madope's Quartet at Jozi's inimitable Ndawo Yummy Restaurant Courtyard. Luyanda will be joined by Joey Williams on drums, Sipho Mabena on double bass and Lwanda Gogwana on trumpet. Soak up the melodic sounds of this talented quartet while tucking into traditional […]

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Craft & Draft Beer I Bubbly Happy Hour All Weekend

What Is It? Crafters Bar in Norwood have an awesome weekend lined up just for you. Join them for an overflow of craft beer and bubbly at 25% discount! It's the perfect way to welcome the festive season, so get there as soon as you can to avoid missing out! When Is It? Friday, 20 […]

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Retail Therapy at Norwood Mall

Dining Food Lover's Cafe Norwood Mall plays home to three Food Lover's offerings. There are the Food Lover's Market, Food Lover's Market Liquor and the Food Lover's Kosher Cafe. This cafe serves an abundance of delicious kosher meals for any occasion. We suggest getting a quick bite to eat and refreshing drink, before starting the […]

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Explore Norwood

The History of Norwood Norwood is one of Joburg's oldest suburbs. Most of its houses were built in the 1920s and 30s, giving the area a distinct nostalgic charm. During the 1950s, Norwood saw an influx of immigrant Italian families. The suburb thus became known as Joburg's "Little Italy", as many of these families opened […]

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Ndawo Yummy Restaurant Launch at Factory on Grant

What Is It? The Factory on Grant Restaurant has had a makeover. Officially re-launching as the Ndawo Yummy Restaurant at the Factory on Grant Mall, this Afro-Euro fusion eatery is Grant Avenue's newest hot hang out. Join them for a sit-down dinner to celebrate the restaurant launch. Serving up a unique mix of Mediterranean and […]

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Loving Literature At Reader's Warehouse

Reader's Warehouse is most definitely one of our favourite bookstores in the city. They offer a total of four branches, one each in Norwood, Randburg, Broadacres and Hillfox. They also have a nifty online store. What we love about this store is that they have a diverse range of genres and authors at competitive prices. […]

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Save VS Splurge: Date Night Edition

Save Price Point: R500 and less for two Sushi Date We know, going out for sushi on date night can be pretty expensive, but we know a spot where you can enjoy a platter for two for under R200! You're probably thinking that with a price like that, the sushi isn't great. But we assure […]

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Taking A Culinary Trip Down Grant Avenue

The Usual On Grant The next time you find yourself in Norwood with time to spare, head to the Usual On Grant and order a cup of coffee. Why? Because they have very, very, very good coffee. Then, order another cup of coffee and take a loot at their extensive menu. The Usual is known […]

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Love Norwood Day

What Is It? Love Norwood Day is the highlight of this little neighbourhood’s social calendar, celebrating everything it represents. Whether you're a Norwood resident or not, you'll enjoy a lovely day out at Norwood Park, which will be offering loads of tasty food, a lot of wonderful arts and crafts, kiddies entertainment to keep the […]

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Top Restaurants for Summer Dining

Roving Bantu Kitchen The upbeat and infectious vibe at the Roving Bantu Kitchen epitomises summer, and its food reflects the warm season too. Hearty soul food fills the menu with South African faves — from koeksisters to samp, beans and morogo. If South African summer dining is what you’re after, the Roving Bantu Kitchen is […]

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Arts On Grant

What Is It? Are you a Fleetwood Mac fan? Do you enjoying meeting and having fun with new friends and likeminded people? Then you will definitely love this Arts on Grant workshop event which is hosted on the first Saturday of each month. This is a great opportunity for you to get out, socialise with other Fleetwood […]

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Alexander's Delicatessen

Don't feel like firing up the mincing machine? Does anyone even have one anymore? Alexander's makes chopped herring, chopped liver and every other kind of Jewish deli food just as good as bobba used to make.

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Yom Tov Gift Ideas

Please note: Products and retailers were correct at time of publishing Rosh Hashanah Market The Norwood Rosh Hashanah Market is an annual event at Norwood Mall with plenty of stalls so you’re bound to find the perfect gift. How about a beautiful, handmade platter from Lauren Samakosky Ceramics? These well-crafted works of art will make […]

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A Food Joint That Will Make You Feel Sumting Fresh Inside

If there is one thing that makes me weak at the knees, it's delicious food — in this case, delicious street food. That is exactly what Sumting Fresh has to offer: a chicken full of heaven. Who's your daddy? Chicken daddy! That is pretty much a rhetorical question for "Sumting Fresh is the king of serving […]

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Welcome To Norwood Mall

Having blossomed into a sophisticated shopping destination, Norwood Mall offers visitors 80 stores, plenty of parking as well as a handful casual dining spots to ensure a convenient and well-rounded retail experience. Here, shoppers can find everything they need under one roof, including stunning fashion, beauty, health, food, banks, gifting, lifestyle, leisure and more. Pick […]

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