Cape Town’s must-visit food markets

When it comes to the Mother City’s food markets, the options are endless. Here’s where to go this weekend for fresh produce, healthy eats and indulgent treats.

Bay Harbour Market (Hout Bay)

Open: Fridays 5pm to 9pm; Saturdays and Sundays 9.30am to 4pm

This vibrant market offers an eclectic collection of food stalls selling baked goods, cheeses, preserves, fresh seafood and world cuisine. There’s also live music and draught beers on tap with happy hour specials to keep visitors refreshed. They’ve got a whole festive Gig Guide lined up be sure to check Facebook for all the details, you don’t want to miss this one out!

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Bluebird Garage Food and Goods Market (Muizenberg)

Open: Thursday and Fridays 4pm to 9pm

Head to this local food and goods market for a vibey end to your week. This spot offers a family-friendly environment with seriously good grub. Think falafels, gourmet burgers, tacos and more. Enjoy their bicycle bar where they serve up refreshments – anything from local beers on tap and wine to soft drinks and kombucha. Plus, dogs are welcome, so it’s a fun-filled family affair!

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Cape Point Vineyards Market (Noordhoek)

Open: Thursdays 4.30pm to 8.30pm (in summer)

Enjoy award-winning vino and delicious food in this picnic-style setting. The wine, pizza and vegan doughnuts will win you over, plus the sunset views are nothing to scoff at. Online booking is essential.

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Chilled Market at The Range (Tokai)

Open: Fridays 4pm to 9pm and Saturdays 9am to 3pm

This suburban market pulls out all the stops, with an impressive selection of savoury food, sweet treats, wine and craft beer, not to mention local crafts. Live music at the market keeps the festivities going all year round. They’ve got a festive Christmas market on 11 & 12 December 2020 – keep their festive cheer high as you support local vendors this year!

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Earth Fair Food Market (Tokai)

Open: Saturdays 9am to 3pm; Fridays 4pm to 9pm; Wednesdays 4pm to 9pm

Meet traders selling locally produced artisanal foods, which include gourmet cheeses, homemade preserves, waffles, free-range meats, stone-ground flour bread and more. They have live music on Fridays, so grab a bite to eat, relax and enjoy. Start the festive season off well by joining for their annual Christmas Market on 13 December 2020 from 2pm to 9pm – jolly good festivities guaranteed!

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Mojo Market (Sea Point)

Open: Mondays to Sundays – 11am to 9pm

This is Sea Point’s answer to a seven-days-a-week indoor food-and-lifestyle urban street market, offering a mix of designer retail stalls, a daily fresh goods section and a variety of food vendors. Enjoy live music all week with good food. They also have a central bar stocked with local beers and wine to keep all things festive!

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Neighbourgoods Market (Woodstock)

Open: Saturdays 9am to 3pm; Thursdays 5pm to 9pm

This market is at the iconic Old Biscuit Mill and is always busy, so get here early if you want the best picks of the fresh produce. Get your hands on home-baked breads, vegan treats, gourmet breakfasts, artisanal chocolates, cocktails, craft beers and so much more. On Thursday evenings, join for a fun night filled with jazz, the finest street food and beers or cocktails.

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Oranjezicht City Farm Market (Granger Bay)

Open: Saturdays 8.15am to 2pm, Sundays 9am to 2pm and Wednesdays 5pm to 9pm

This community market celebrates local farmers and artisanal food producers. Situated at the beautiful sea-facing location, foodies flock here for everything from organic vegetables and free-range eggs to a pint and Jason bakery pie combo to eggs Benedict and glorious pasteis de nata. The market is also dog-friendly.

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Slow Market (Stellenbosch)

Open: Saturday 9am to 2pm

Make every Saturday morning market morning in Stellenbosch. Shop local as you pick up the some of the finest artisanal producers, enjoy gourmet food vendors, and craft beers, or marvel at everything all the local designers have on offer.

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V&A Food Market (V&A Waterfront)

Open: Mondays to Sundays 9am to 8pm

At this permanent market you can pick up everything from artisanal ice cream to a delicious hot food menu from The Knysna Oyster Company, as well as Wicked Waffles and so much more! Good coffee is also available, as is the Bottle Bank, where you can do beer and wine tastings.

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Vegan Goods Market (Woodstock and Constantia)

Open: Saturdays from 10am to 3pm. Be sure to check their Facebook or Instagram to find out where the market will be hosted.

Enjoy a selection of delicious cruelty-free and planet-friendly food, drinks and produce alongside live music. It’s the perfect opportunity to network with like-minded folk in a relaxed, casual environment.

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Willowbridge Slow Market (Bellville)

Open: Saturdays 9am to 3pm and Sundays 9am to 2pm

Ethical, local produce is the primary focus at this high-quality weekend market. In addition to organic fruits and vegetables, you can find delicious heritage food, olives, artisanal chocolates, organic salads, Belgium waffles, free-range meat, pickled seafood, homemade preserves and more. Pop round for a chilled weekend outing. Shop up a festive storm at their Christmas market, taking place 16-20 December 2020.

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Have we missed your go-to weekend market in Cape Town? Let us know in the comments below.

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