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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 bustling 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.

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A delicious bun at Bay Harbour Market. Photo supplied.

Bluebird Garage Food and Goods Market (Muizenberg)

Open: Fridays 4pm to 10pm and the first Sunday of the month, 11am to 4pm

Head to this food and goods market for a vibey end to your week. Set in a surf-themed hangar, this bustling spot offers a family-friendly environment with seriously good grub. Think falafels, gourmet burgers, tacos and more. Plus, dogs are welcome too.

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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.

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Chilled Market at The Range (Tokai)

Open: Fridays 4.30pm to 9.30pm and Sundays 10am to 4pm

This suburban market pulls out all the stops, with an impressive selection of savoury food, sweet treats, wine and craft beer. Live music at the market keeps the festivities going all year round.

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Earth Fair Food Market (Tokai)

Open: Saturdays 8.30am to 2pm; Fridays 4pm to 10pm from 1 November; 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. Wednesdays they have live music, making for the perfect midweek break – grab a bite to eat, relax and enjoy.

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The busy Earth Fair Market. Photo supplied.

Mojo Market (Sea Point)

Open: Mondays to Sundays – Early Bird traders from 7am to 10pm, food stalls from 10am to 10pm, and retailers from 9am 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 45 designer retail stalls, a daily fresh goods section and 25 food vendors. Enjoy live music all week, as well as a central bar stocked with local beers and wine.

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Sushi at the Mojo Market. Photo supplied.

Neighbourgoods Market (Woodstock)

Open: Saturdays 9am to 3pm

This market is at the iconic Old Biscuit Mill and is always bustling and busy, so get here early if you want the best picks of the produce. Get your hands on home-baked breads, vegan treats, gourmet breakfasts, artisanal chocolates, cocktails, craft beers and so much more.

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Oranjezicht City Farm Market (Granger Bay)

Open: Saturdays 8.15am to 2pm, Sundays 9am to 3pm and Wednesdays 4pm to 8pm

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 delicious cooked food like shakshuka, bagels, eggs Benedict and glorious pasteis de nata. Edible plants, seedlings and gardening supplies are also sold. The market is also super dog-friendly.

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Fresh veggies at the Oranjezicht City Farm Market. Photo supplied.

V&A Food Market (V&A Waterfront)

Open: Mondays to Sundays 10am to 8pm

At this permanent market you can pick up everything from artisanal ice cream from The Creamery and Unframed to seafood from The Deckhouse, as well as burgers, gourmet popcorn and Hungarian flatbreads. Good coffee is also available, as is the Bottle Bank, where you can do beer and wine tastings.

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Unframed Ice Cream stall at V&A Food Market. Photo supplied.

Vegan Goods Market (Woodstock and Constantia)

Open: Woodstock – the first Saturday of every month, from 10am to 3pm; Constantia – the third Sunday of the month, from 10am to 3pm

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.

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

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