The Best of Cape Town’s Foodie and Artisan Markets

Cape Town Markets

One of the best ways to explore a city is by visiting their markets. Markets offer opportunities to rub shoulders with locals, sample local cuisine and discover exciting, locally manufactured products.

Markets go beyond simple buying and selling. They’re “experiential” and provide a vibrant space where buyers and sellers can interact directly with one another and develop longstanding relationships. Here, members of the community can socialise, support small enterprises and bypass mainstream monopolies and chain stores.

Cape Town has a number of awesome markets which are held on different days and in different suburbs. We’ve rounded up a few of our favourite markets around Cape Town for you.

 

Tokai Forest Market

Held under the eaves of the mountain on the edge of Tokai Forest every Saturday from 9am -2pm, this market is a great way to kick off your weekend.

What we like about it:

The location is beautiful – surrounded by trees it has a real farm feel. It’s one of the most child friendly locations and offers a good mix of things-you-can-eat-there and things-you-can-take-home. If you’re into organic and free-range, this is the spot for you.

For more info click here.

Bluebird Garage Food & Goods Market

Based in Muizenberg in Cape Town’s very own “Deep South”, this charming market has a vibey local buzz. It is held every Friday from 3pm till late.

What we like about it:

It’s quirky and eclectic and friendly and is all about socialising and enjoying hearty food and good beer and wine. Be sure to check out the creative work of artisans and designers that sell at this market – they’re unique and eye-catching.

For more info click here .

 Cape Town Markets

Cape Point Vineyards Market

Held at Cape Point Vineyards in Noordhoek, this stunning venue overlooks Noordhoek Beach and is held throughout Summer on every Thursday from 4:30 to 8:30 and on a Sunday morning from 12-3pm.

What we like about it:

Aside from the delicious food, this hands-down gets the award for the best location for sundowners. Surrounded by vineyards and with uncluttered views over the distant Atlantic Ocean, it’s a true escape-within-a-city.

For more info click here .

City Bowl Market

Held in Cape Town’s City Bowl on Thursday evenings from 4:40-8:30 and on Saturday mornings from 8am to 1pm, this market is the heart of the city.

What we like about it:

It’s hipster and cool and you can stock up on wholesome artisanal breads and fresh produce for the week. It provides an interesting, vibrant alternative to dining out in the city.

For more info click here .

Day Before Thursday Market

Held at The Woodstock Foundry on Wednesday evenings from 5-9pm, this intimate market has influenced the surrounding neighbourhood and many retailers stay open until later than usual.

What we like about it:

The cool name! Well, not only the cool name but also the fact that it offers a variety of good things to eat, cool things to wear, and awesome stuff to buy.

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Cape Town Markets

Earth Fair Food Market

Held on a Wednesday afternoon/evening from 3-8pm and Saturday morning from 9am to 2pm in Tokai and 11am-3pm at St. Georges Mall.

What we like about it:

It offers an outstanding collection of home-baked goods, fresh produce and specialty products (like delicious smoked tuna ceviche). Their craft beer and local wines are hard to resist and if beer and wine isn’t your thing, a fresh-squeezed, goodness-packed vegetable juice is sure to keep you energized.

For more info click here .

The Old Biscuit Mill

Based on Albert Road in Woodstock, this well-known Saturday morning market is a popular venue for both locals and visitors to the city.

What we like about it:

Although it gets really busy (get there early if you can) it’s big and spills on to the territory of the permanent retailers so exploring the Saturday traders and permanent traders is easy. We love the fact that it’s such a “Proudly South African” destination with talented traders offering authentic, innovative, SA created merchandise and produce.

For more info click here .

Oranjezicht City Farm Market

Held at Granger Bay near the V&A Waterfront every Saturday from 9am to 2pm this market is well situated for those based in the city centre.

What we like about it:

It really represents responsible, sustainable practices. Known for exhibiting wares from independent local farmers and artisanal food producers it has a warm community atmosphere and encourages visitors to purchase “off-grid” products and produce.

For more info click here .

Cape Town Markets

We hope you enjoy exploring Cape Town through its wonderful markets. Please contact us if there is any other information we can provide.

Although we’ve mentioned a few of our favourite markets, you can also visit the Cape Markets website for info on other markets in the Cape area.

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