Fun markets to visit this summer in Gauteng

Whether you’re a seasoned foodie or a casual explorer, Gauteng’s food markets promise an unforgettable culinary journey with a lively atmosphere.

Fourways Rustic & Gourmet Market (Fourways, Johannesburg)
The eco-friendly Fourways Rustic & Gourmet Market is a monthly market hosted at Rustic Timber Garden Centre in Fourways. Initially launched in July 2023 as a pilot to support, sustain and promote local artisans and sustainable businesses, the market has grown in popularity, especially among the vegan crowd, as all its food vendors only serve freshly prepared or homemade vegetarian and vegan food products. That said, there is a wide variety of delicious grub and baked goodies to choose from, apart from a buzzing bar to keep visitors refreshed. The market also offers unique handmade goods, clothing, crafts and jewellery. Kiddie activities, live music, as well as yoga in the park are also an intrinsic part of the market and the pet-friendly venue welcomes dogs on a leash. The next market will be held on December 3 from 9am to 3pm.

Foodies Feast Market (Sandton, Johannesburg)
Launched in September this year, the Foodies Feast Market in Morning Glen Mall, Morningside Manor is a weekly indoor food market held from Thursday to Sunday. The market offers a wide range of food options to suit every palate with local and global flavours ranging from Mexican and Asian to Lebanese, seafood and street food, plus delectable sweet treats to round off the gastronomic experience. Wine and gin tasting is also on offer at the market. Trading hours are Thursday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm and Friday and Saturday from 10am to 8pm.

Le Marché (Sandton, Johannesburg)
Famous for its array of French gourmet food products, international food stalls, organic fresh produce, as well as boutique vendors selling handmade goods and local art and craft items, Le Marché at Poplar Avenue in Riverclub is held on the first Saturday of the month from 9am to 2pm. While the adults taste their way through the French delicacies on offer, children can enjoy themselves at the children’s play area. The market is also pet-friendly. The next market to be held on December 2 will have a Christmas theme, allowing patrons a chance to shop for unique Christmas presents and homemade sweet treats.

Waterfall Market (Midrand, Johannesburg)
The Waterfall Market at Waterfall Park outside Mall of Africa in Midrand is a family-friendly market that takes place every Sunday from 10am to 5pm. The organisers of the market are none other than the team behind the popular Fourways Farmers Market. Offering a fun-filled, curated experience, the market plays host to a number of local artisans selling handmade crafts, organic products, baked goods, as well as a wide range of food options and drinks. Given its location in the park, there are plenty of activities for children in the large play area. Families can also picnic on the lawns or enjoy the delicious food on offer while sitting at one of the communal tables and enjoying the live entertainment and great views of the city.

Halaal Lifestyle Market (Midrand, Johannesburg)

The Halaal Lifestyle Market which launched in March this year is set to take place once again from December 1 to 3 at Waterfall Park in Mall of Africa, Midrand. Promising a host of halaal food stalls, as well as handmade and craft products by local artisans, the market will also feature live entertainment and comedy shows, while kids can enjoy themselves at the kids’ zone in the park. Proceeds from the market as well as funds raised from a live auction during the market will go towards supporting a charitable foundation for underprivileged children and families.

Friday Market @Hatfield Plaza (Hatfield, Pretoria)
Come December 1, a new market is all set to launch at Hatfield Plaza Shopping Centre in Hatfield, Pretoria. The first edition of the Friday market will be held from 3pm to 9pm and promises a feast for foodies with a host of enticing food trucks, plus over 50 stalls selling handmade and local goods with a variety that promises to surprise and delight customers. Additionally, the family-friendly market will also feature exciting craft activities and live entertainment.

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