9 weekend food markets to visit in the Cape Winelands

Take a trip to wine country this weekend and visit one of these bustling food markets.

Blaauwklippen Family Market (Stellenbosch)

Open: Sundays 10am to 3pm

You’ll find plenty of high-quality unique food items here, including Greek kebabs, flammkuchen, dim sum, fresh fruit and vegetables, deli items, Belgian chocolate and preserves. A wide selection of arts, crafts, antiques, décor and collectables is also on offer. Kiddies can enjoy pony rides and you can bring the pooches along for a full day of family fun.

Doughnuts at the Blaauwklippen Family Market. Photo supplied.

Doughnuts at the Blaauwklippen Family Market. Photo supplied.

De Warenmarkt (Stellenbosch)

Open: Monday to Saturday, 7.30am to 10pm

De Warenmarkt is situated in a historical building in Stellenbosch and offers a select range of foods, including speciality meats, cheeses, breads, cold-pressed juice, craft beers, a bubbly-and-oyster bar, coffees and much more.

De Warenmarkt. Photo supplied.

De Warenmarkt. Photo supplied.

The Franschhoek Village Market (Franschhoek)

Open: Saturdays 9am to 3pm, weather permitting

This scenic market under the trees offers a feast of local organic produce, exotic foods, handmade deli items, artwork and crafts. Expect great buys like fresh vegetables, artisan breads and pastries, charcuterie, olives and olive oil, biltong and preserves. Visitors can also quench their thirst with a range of craft beers, coffees and teas.

Groote Post Country Market (Darling)

Open: Last Sunday of every month, 10am to 3pm

Enjoy the idyllic country setting as you indulge in a range of foods, art and crafts. Gourmet grub includes organic mushrooms, Weskus Worswa, fresh breads, charcuterie, chilli sauces and olive oils. You can also sip on beers from Darling Brew, and wine from the Groote Post estate. Live music by Newton & Co Duo provides the entertainment.

Hermanuspietersfontein Market (Hermanus)

Open: Saturdays, 9am to 1pm

Spend the day enjoying farm-fresh products and rustic bakes and treats. There’s artisanal coffee, quiches, mussel pots and glorious breads and cheeses. You can also sip on MCC, fresh juices or good coffee. For entertainment, there’s a giant Jenga set and live music to set the mood.

Oysters and wine at the Hermanuspietersfontein Market. Photo supplied.

Oysters and wine at the Hermanuspietersfontein Market. Photo supplied.

The Lourensford Harvest Market (Somerset West)

Open: Fridays 5pm to 9pm and Sundays 10am to 3pm

Fill your basket with fresh produce or indulge in quality gourmet fare and crafts from over 70 permanent stalls. You’ll find everything from pasta and antipasti to artisan coffee roasts, confectionery and freshly pressed juices. Dogs are also welcome.

The festive Lourensford Market. Photo supplied.

The festive Lourensford Market. Photo supplied.

Root 44 Market (Stellenbosch)

Open: Saturdays and Sundays, 10am to 4pm

Celebrate the weekend with great food, drinks and lively music. The extensive food offerings here include wines, bubbly and craft beer, wood-fired pizzas, healthy salads and wraps, chips on sticks, sushi, pizza cones, and a range of homemade preserves and smoked charcuterie products.

Slow Food Market (Stellenbosch)

Open: Saturdays 9am to 2pm

Visitors can peruse over 100 stalls showcasing the finest artisanal products and gourmet food such as burgers, olives, CocoFair chocolate, and fresh bread from Woodstock Bakery. Craft beers and items by local designers are also on sale.

Vergenoegd Market (Stellenbosch)

Open: Saturdays 9am to 3pm

The Market at Vergenoegd offers ample entertainment for the whole family. Stretch out on the lawns with your choice of treats from the market tent. Stalls include shwarmas, German sausages, Vietnamese eats and spicy Indian food. There’s also a bubbly-and-wine bar, and fresh juices and smoothies. Make sure to be there for the famous duck parade, which takes place at 10am.

The setting at Vergenoegd. Photo supplied.

The setting at Vergenoegd. Photo supplied.

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