SA's best food markets

Where is your favourite food market?

07 Jul 2011

At last South Africans have woken up to the wondrousness of the food market.

They’ve become cool. So cool in fact that you will have to fight your way through the sea of foodie folk guzzling their way through the delectable treats being peddled by artisans and farmers alike.

It’s like an Italian dream (but in Seff Efricen) with organic vegetables, fresh fish and beautiful flowers. There’s things like pomegranate juice, organic coffee and muffins the size of your head to munch on whilst you meander around the stalls and fill your bag with hand-picked mushrooms, cured meat, and raw chocolate.

It’s also a small step closer to using our local producers and getting fresh and seasonal goodies onto our tables.

Markets in South Africa

Cape Town
Neighbourhood Goods Market in Woodstock every Saturday – The mother of all gourmet food markets, you won’t want to leave.

The Bay Harbour Market, Hout bay – just launched and promising.  

Earth Fair market, Cape Town city centre – a great place to pick up a bite or just about anything else. 

Earth Fair @Tokai (Main Rd, where the Builders Warehouse is, the market is behind Bathroom Bizarre) - a great Wednesday evening or Saturday morning out.

Wine farms
Laborie Lazy Days Market – on Laborie wine farm in Paarl on Saturday mornings.

Stellenbosch Fresh Goods Market - A weekly market where the focus is on home-grown produce. 

Blubird Wholefood Market – the definitive food market in Gauteng.

Hazel Food Market – local producers every Saturday morning in Hazelwood, Pretoria.

Jozi Food Market – a fun Saturday morning out at Pirates Sports Club, Parkhurst.

Bryanston Organic Market – food and crafts market on Thursdays and Saturdays. 

The Food market -  the last Saturday of every month, go to Durbans best food market. 

The Hillcrest Heritage Market – fresh produce, pastries and picnic basket fillers on the last Sunday of every month.

Where do you go to get the finest local produce?


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