We get it – reducing doesn’t sound like fun, and a lot like missing out. That doesn’t have to be the case though – find here our top food items that have helped us on our journey.

A few comments with regards to our recommendations underneath:

  • For most categories, we list 2 options: One for the cash-strapped surfer who needs fuel in-between a glorious sunrise session with a heavy wipe-out and her/his next hussle, and one for the more refined foodie who doesn’t mind spending a bit of cash for high-quality food
  • Our focus is Muizenberg & surrounds, as well as a few options in town. Thus we usually list Checkers (central in Muizenberg), but the other major retailers should have most of these products as well
  • Iggy favourite health/plant-based stores:

Meat alternatives

Cheese alternatives

  • Cheap & convenient fuel: Fairview Diary Free Cheddar or Violife Dairy Free Mozzarella Flavoured Cheese Block [Checkers or Infinite Foods which has great online deals] 
  • Gourmet-options for the foodie: Fauxmage [Checkers]

Egg alternatives

  • Cheap & convenient fuel: Still searching

Milk alternatives

  • Cheap & convenient fuel: Clover Good Hope MA [Clicks, Checkers] 
  • Gourmet-options for the foodie: OKja, Buttanut, Earth&Co [Health Stores]

Nut butters

  • Cheap & convenient fuel: Black Cat Peanut Butter [Checkers]

  • Gourmet-options for the foodie: DYI at Nudefoods, OhMega, Buttanut [Checkers, Health Stores]



  • Cheap & convenient fuel: Oreo’s (traditional) [Checkers]

  • Gourmet-options for the foodie: Thank Goodness Foods [Online]

Spreads (for bread)

  • Cheap & convenient fuel: Flora Vegan Spread, Simple Truth Cream Cheese Flavoured Dairy Free Alternative [Checkers] 
  • Gourmet-options for the foodie: Rhino-Foodz [Health Stores] Antonia’s spreads, Crede or Lemcke Coconut oils


  • Cheap & convenient fuel: Ina Paarman’s Coriander Pesto [Checkers]
  • Gourmet-options for the foodie: Pesto Princess: Coriander & Chilli, Basil & Lemon, Red [Checkers]

Energy bars

  • Cheap & convenient fuel: Dark Chocolate Jungle Bars [Engen Gas Stations, Checkers]


Pimp your Müesli/Oats

  • Cheap & convenient fuel: Pronutro, Pumpkin & Sunflower seeds, Ginger [Checkers]
  • Gourmet-options for the foodie: Wazoogles Products [Health Stores], Goji Berries & Cacao Nibs [Checkers, Health Stores]


  • Cheap & convenient fuel: Ouma’s Muesli / Condensed Milk Flavoured Rusks [Checkers]

  • Gourmet-options for the foodie: Eureka Mills Rusks [Health Stores]


  • Nutritional Yeast [Health Stores]


  • OhMega Tahini [Health Stores]
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