Markets are all the rage in the Mother City and there’s no shortage of great ones to visit with family or friends. We all love finding a good gift somewhere or browsing through local products, but one thing we can all agree on is that food is king.

If you’re looking for the best markets to appease your hunger, we’ve got just what you’re looking for.

1. Earth Fair Food Market

Here you’ll find zero waste grocery stalls, cheeses, organic veg, breads and homemade sausages.

All food products are ethically sourced and free range.

The market is the perfect place to meet the community and spend a day out with the family.

Address: 333 Main Road, Tokai (where Builders Warehouse is)

Every Saturday 9.00 am – 2.00 pm

Every Wednesday 3.00 pm – 8.30 pm 

Address: St George’s Mall: Upper St George’s Mall, opposite the Cathedral

Every Thursday 11:00 – 3:00pm

www.earthfairmarket.co.za

 

2. V&A Food Market

If your long shopping expedition at the popular V&A Waterfront has left you feeling a bit peckish, the V&A Food Market is the perfect way to refuel.

A variety of food offerings can be found here, such as sushi, Mexican, Asian and Indian cuisine, and even a few sweet treats.

This market is ideal for on-the-go meals. Fresh produce, however, is not offered here.

Address: V&A Food Market, Dock Rd, Cape Town, Western Cape 8001

Monday to Thursday, 10am to 8pm

Friday to Sunday, 10am to 9pm

www.waterfrontfoodmarket.com

 

3. Blue Bird Garage Food & Goods Market 

The delicious array of edible options at Muizenberg’s resident food market includes steaks, burgers, falafels, pizza, vegan dishes, Mediterranean dishes, empanadas, cheese, preserves, brownies, cupcakes, doughnuts, and more! 

Visitors can even enjoy live music on selected days as well as local producers of gins and beers showing off their stuff.

Address: 39 Albertyn road, Muizenberg 7945

Fridays 4pm to 10pm

www.bluebirdgarage.co.za

 

4. Oranjezicht City Farm and Market Day

This conveniently-placed market is not exclusively a food market, but still offers one of the best eating experiences around.

Find organic mushrooms, fresh vegetables and fruit, enriched smoothies, and jars with superfoods all in one place.

Market-goers can also find and purchase lovely oyster mushroom-growing kits.

Address: Granger Bay, V&A Waterfront Cape Town, Western Cape 8001

Saturday 9am to 2pm

Sunday 9am to 3pm

www.ozcf.co.za

 

5. Vegan Good Market 

Gorge yourself on vegan fare at the Vegan Goods Market, which is on a mission to conveniently provide vegans, vegetarians and ethically-conscious people with the best food around.

The Vegan Goods Market happens on the first Saturday of every month.

Address: Khanyisa Waldorf School, 4 Victoria Rd, Plumstead, Cape Town

Saturday 10am to 2pm

www.vegangoodsmarket.co.za

 

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Aimee Pace

Aimee is an avid gamer, enthusiastic yogi and animal lover. Addicted to anime, coffee and plant-based meals. Current favourite pastimes include, sewing and learning Japanese.