Bringing Sexy Back
This temple of healing is far more than a foodie destination, it’s a lifestyle embracing a flexible mindset, a journey of sexy food feel good evolution, where eco–awareness exists. SEXY FOOD is all about paying tribute to the plant kingdom and emphasising food that is fresh and alive through supporting sustainable local farmers, growing organic pesticide-free loving living food.
Founded by James Kuiper following cancer remission and his personal journey experimenting with eating natural, untouched foods, SEXY FOOD was born as an attempt to make healthy cultured cuisine easily accessible to the public.
“Where ancient methods meet modern minds… If you don’t recognise the ingredients or feel good about the way it was prepared, neither will your tummy or metabolism. You might be an eat-everything kind of person, animal eater, vegetarian, pescatarian, vegan, fruitarian, breatharian, but the real deal is the conversation you have with your body. Listening to the body is key when mastering the sexy food lifestyle.”
We first met James last year after we fell in love with his vegetarian Bunless Burgers and were adamant to meet the sexy soul fueling the brand. He invited us to his head quarters (in Maitland at the time) to meet the passionate kitchen engineers creating magic behind the scenes!
Since SEXY FOOD launched their first restaurant on Bree, we have been itching for an alkaline sexy fix. So we teamed up with our foodie family from InstaEats Cape Town for lunch at the temple of healing cuisine. But this was no ordinary little lunch, James passionately shared how SEXY FOOD has evolved whilst teaching us of their ancient tried and tested cultured creations before we feasted on a bowl of probiotic-rich fermented foods.
Although SEXY FOOD is situated in the city hub on Cape Town’s hippest restaurant strip, once you enter the sexy sanctuary you are overcome with tranquility shifting the stresses of life and nasty work deadlines to another dimension.
Each day the menu at SEXY FOOD differs, offering a variety of smoothies, cold drip kombucha tea blends, buchu spring water, probiotic dressings and vibrant lunch buffets and desserts. After our chat with James we were feeling inpisred to to get creative with the ‘build-your-own bowl’ option, piling in the organic veggies, sprouts, essene bread, colourful sauces and fermented goodies.
There might be a few things on the menu that may sound a bit foreign, so we drew up a little sexy dictionary to get you up to speed before you visit the sexy sanctuary:
Fermented foods – a process in which food is exposed to bacteria and yeasts, either via inoculation or naturally through the air. Beneficial microorganisms beat out the kind that can kill you, and eat up the carbohydrates in the food.
Probiotics – are microorganisms that are believed to provide health benefits when consumed.
Buchu Water (an acquired taste) – is well known to the Khoi and San and is supposed to have many miraculous properties, especially relating to the renal and digestive system.
Kombucha – a variety of fermented, lightly effervescent sweetened black or green tea drinks that are commonly intended as functional beverages for their supposed health benefits.
Kimchi – is a traditional fermented Korean side dish made of vegetables with a variety of seasonings.
Kefir – fermented milk drink made with kefir “grains” which is high in nutrients and probiotics, and is incredibly beneficial for digestion and gut health.