When it comes to farmers markets, Capetonians are spoilt for choice! If you’re looking for farm fresh fruits and vegetables, homemade gluten-free, vegan chocolate covered sweet treats, handmade clothing, gorgeous bouquets of flowers and all ‘round great vibes, then the Mother City’s indoor and outdoor markets is the place to be.
We compiled a list of some of the best markets in Cape Town. Be sure to check them out when you’re visiting the Mother City!
The Best Markets in Cape Town
The Bay Harbour Market, Hout Bay
Open every Friday from 17:00 to 21:00, and on Saturdays and Sundays from 09.30 to 16:00, the Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay is a popular attraction for locals and tourists alike.
An indoor gathering in an old fish factory in the harbour, The Bay Harbour Market is a hub of creativity and culture, with close to 100 traders selling traditional food, original art pieces, wood crafts, custom-designed handbags, handmade jewellery, crystals, vintage clothing and more. As well as plenty of delicious food and drink on offer, there is also live music which creates a buzzing atmosphere for the locals and the visitors.
This indoor space is a celebration of the Hout Bay village and carries a seaside theme with a vintage twist throughout the market. Expect hand-painted scenes of the harbour and ornaments inspired by the local marine life. Fresh fish is one of the market’s specialities, look forward to enjoying seafood paella, oysters and the local favourite – fried hake and chips.
Root 44 Market at Audacia Farm, Stellenbosch/Somerset West
Located between Stellenbosch and Somerset West, The Root 44 Market is an outdoor event that takes place on Saturdays and Sundays between 10:00 and 16:00. One of the most popular outdoor
There is a focus on farm fresh products such as homemade jams, freshly baked bread, dairy products, cheeses, raw juices and craft beer. There is also a selection of handcrafted jewellery and clothing from local small business.
This is the perfect way to spend the day with family and friends, relaxing outside, with a glass of wine, delicious artisanal food and live music. Bring along your shopping basket and your sun hut and prepare for a day in the Cape Winelands.
Oranjezicht City Farm, V&A Waterfront
Located just a stone’s throw away from the famous V&A Waterfront, the Oranjezicht City Farm Market, sometimes called the “organic market”, is an indoor urban farmers market located in the City Centre. Open on Saturday mornings from 09:00 to 14:00, and on Sundays from 09:00 until 15:00, this city market has a focus on farm fresh produce such as fresh fruit, vegetables, herbs, plants and flowers.
There is an abundance of colourful produce and food that is sure to make your tummy turn with excitement! The city market is a community space for anyone in the area looking to pick up fresh groceries, delicious bite to eat, gardening supplies or even a takeaway cappuccino.
Mojo Market, Sea Point
Opened in 2017, Mojo Market has become a firm favourite indoor market in Cape Town. This gastronomical paradise includes over 60 food stalls offering every type of cuisine imaginable, including sushi, burritos and nachos, poke bowls, Indian curries, pork bellies and mash, steak and chips, shawarmas, coffee, freshly pressed juices, vegetarian and vegan options.
There are also plenty of sweet treats on offer, including homemade ice-cream, waffles, gluten-free brownies and a chocolate bar! Situated on Sea Point Main Road, Mojo Market welcomes tourists and locals into the space for breakfast, lunch or supper. With Wifi readily available, and plenty of plug points on offer, Mojo Market doubles up as a great space to work or study.
Open seven days a week from 07:00 to 21:00, Mojo Market is a great place to listen to live music, enjoy dinner with family and friends, grab a take away snack or have a drink with friends.
Greenmarket Square, Cape Town City Centre
One of Cape Town’s oldest markets, Greenmarket Square in the city centre is home to some of the best traditional curios, art and crafts. If you’re on holiday in South Africa and looking for something special to take home with you, this is the place to visit.
At Greenmarket Square, you’ll find rows of stalls offering finely crafted ornaments, hand painted fabrics, wood carvings, jewellery, musical instruments, clothing, hand painted placemats, exquisite canvas paintings and more.
Visit Greenmarket Square between 09:00 and 16:00 from Monday to Friday, and between 09:00 and 15:00 every Saturday.
Neighbourgoods Market, Woodstock
Founded in 2006, the Neighbourgoods Market is located at The Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock. The award-winning market features over 100 traders every Saturday morning from 09:00 to 15:00, creating a weekly platform for local farmers, organic merchants, local designers, bakers, artisanal producers, interior designers, jewellery creators, florists and live musicians.
The Neighbourgoods Market is a celebration of good food, with traditional chefs from all around the world showcasing their cuisine. Another attraction in the Old Biscuit Mill is the organic chocolate factory. Here, you can taste and purchase homemade chocolates with adventurous flavours, such as ginger flavoured chocolate with an almond nut brittle.
The Bluebird Garage Food and Goods Market, Muizenberg
Located in the heart of a historical plane hangar in Muizenberg, this indoor market is a down-to-earth neighbourhood gathering where locals and tourists come to pick up delicious produce and homemade delights.
The Bluebird Garage Food and Goods Market runs every Friday night from 16:00 to 10:00, and features over 40 traders offering everything from vegetarian and vegan food, burgers, sushi gourmet cupcakes, handcrafted jewellery, second-hand books and stylish clothing.
The small bar offers craft beers, sparkling wine and G and T’s while there is a kid’s play area to keep the little ones entertained. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite to eat or meeting up with friends, this spot is a hidden gem that is sure to tickle your tastebuds!
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Make sure you check out one of these markets the next time you’re in Cape Town!