A huge choice of markets open their doors in the Mother City every weekend. Here are our favourites so far. We just can’t stop going back.
THE FAMOUS ONE: NEIGHBOURGOODS MARKET
Housed in the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock this vibey market opens up every Saturday morning until 2 pm. Some of the finest artisanal and fine-food producers offer their best selections at more than 120 stalls. The local delights can be enjoyed at long communal tables among some of the trendiest food-lovers of the Cape. Be sure to get there early. This market is extremely popular.
373 Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town – www.neighbourgoodsmarket.co.za
THE COZY ONE: BAY HARBOUR MARKET IN HOUT BAY
In an old fish factory on the harbour’s water edge, this market is a wonderland of delicious and freshly prepared food, creative drinks and a wide range of craft beers. Live music entertainment from across the country gives the market its vibrant atmosphere. According to the market founder the Bay Harbour Market is ‘A real place for real people – the real South African thing!’ We agree. By the way the market is open all weekend, Friday evening to Sunday evening.
31 Harbour Road, Hout Bay, Cape Town – www.bayharbour.co.za
THE RAW ONE: ORANJEZICHT CITY FARM MARKET
Walk around a true farmers market, sit on straw bales, looking out on to the Atlantic ocean while nipping on your fair-trade produced local coffee. You don’t find this vibe in any of the other markets. Super healthy, vegan and non alcoholic. Most of the foodies seem to come straight from their Saturday morning workout.
Just as it was in the old days to signal that ships’ officers and Cape colony burghers could arrive to buy fresh produce, today on Saturdays at nine o’clock sharp a bell is sounded. And the Oranjezicht Market kicks off.
Just above the Grand Beach Café behind the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town – www.ozcf.co.za
This book is all about the vendors stories, their food and most importantly their super yummy recipes. It has also told us that there are lots of other markets to check out. Here’s our bucket list in terms of Cape Towns markets:
- CITY BOWL MARKET ON HOPE – www.citybowlmarket.co.za
- STELLENGOSCH SLOW MARKET – www.slowmarket.co.za
- BLAAUKLIPPEN FAMILY MARKET – www.blaauwklippen.com
- ROOT 44 MARKET – www.root44.co.za
We will keep you posted.