Take jam and preserved tasties off your supermarket shopping list because it’s time to trade up, especially if you usually buy the tinned kinds. Don’t you know everything tastes better in glass, darling? If these artisanal jarred goods from some of Joburg’s best cafes and delis can’t convert you, nothing will.
The beautifully packaged jams and preserves at Glenda’s taste as good as they look – and that’s saying a lot considering they are just as gorgeous as their backdrop at this flower filled café in Hyde Park Shopping Centre. Details: 011-268-6369
The banting and vegetarian Cheese Gourmet restaurant and deli in Linden stocks a treasure trove of scrumptious goodies including over 100 local and international cheeses, as well a wide selection of preserves. We recommend anything from Hazel’s Harvest Chilli raw-to-jar product range. Details: 011-888-5384
Also worth a try are Pauli’s Preserves … from his Spicy Brinjali Sauce and Tasty Tomali Relish to his Anytime Porcini Mushrooms or Zucchini and Peppers. They are sold at a number of restaurants and shops in the northern suburbs. Go to the website to find the closest stockist to you.