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We all love food – especially good food. And Joburg’s various food markets are all the buzz around town these days due to their selection of tasty options that’ll have you coming back for more. To tickle your tastebuds, we have compiled a guide full of some of Joburg’s best food markets

Fourways Farmers Market

One of the most popular markets in Joburg, The Fourways Farmers Market offers foodies a wide selection of delicious cuisines that’ll have your mouth watering. Literally as you walk into the market, at the pathway T-junction, take a left and you’ll be surrounded by plenty of tasty delights. There’s plenty of try, savour and enjoy, ranging from street food, fresh produce, savoury meals, and even something sweet.

Details: www.ffmarket.co.za | 064 870 4103 | Open every Saturday and Sunday from 08:00 – 18:00 and Friday for Fridays at Farmers Night Market from 15:00 – 22:00 | Taroko Farm (Modderfontein Reserve), Norfolk Lane, Lethabong, Modderfontein, Johannesburg.

Melville Food & Farmers Market

The Melville Food & Farmers Market takes place every Saturday morning from 09:00 – 14:00. Offering artisan bread, fresh vegetables, free range chicken, yoghurt and eggs, as well as delicious preserves, this is a must-visit for your weekly grocery shopping. This food market is all about celebrating the local community and bringing people together through their love of good, fresh food. This is a real hidden foodie gem worth hunting down. Aggies Pulled Pork served on a freshly baked bun with coleslaw is a must!

Details: Facebook | Instagram | 082 399 8126 | melvillefarmersmarket@gmail.com | Corner Carlow and Rustenburg Roads, Melville, Johannesburg.

Rosebank Sunday Market

Brimming with local and international flavours and cuisines, the Rosebank Sunday Market is a treat for all food lovers. Browse through a myriad of stalls serving scrumptious dim sum, hearty German bratwursts, delicate French crêpes, and rich South African game meats. Plus, the picturesque views of Johannesburg’s skyline from the rooftop are a lovely bonus! Market is open every Sunday from 09:00 – 16:00.

Details: www.rosebanksundaymarket.co.za | 072 243 8582 | info@rosebanksundaymarket.co.za | Rosebank Sunday Market, 50 Bath Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg.

27 Boxes

Another Melville destination for foodies is 27 Boxes. This mixed-use precinct is a must if you’re looking for a unique shopping experience, browsing and purchasing locally made items showcased within recycled shipping containers. They also offer an array of gourmet street-style grub. While happily munching on a waffle on a stick or enjoying a moreish smoothie, browse around their stores to find the best crafts and vintage clothing. We highly suggest a stop at X&O Cronuts for something decadent.

Details: 27boxes.co.za | 011 712 0000 | info@27boxes.co.za | 76A 4th Avenue, Melville, Johannesburg.

The Bedfordview Night Market

The Bedfordview Night Market is one of the biggest multi-cultural food and craft markets in the city. With over 100 stalls, ample entertainment, delicious cuisines and street food and much more, there’s no excuse to miss this one. Their food vendors offer everything from traditional Greek moussaka, to loaded chips, gourmet coffee and ice cream. Settle down at one of their picnic tables to tuck into a feast for the eyes and the stomach! This market takes place once a month, visit their website for their 2023 dates.

Details: www.thenightmarket.co.za | info@thenightmarket.co.za | Bedfordview Country Club, Van Buuren Road, Bedfordview, Johannesburg.

Vegan Hippie Connection Market

We also have the much-loved Vegan Hippie Connection Market. With all things vegan, this food market fills a huge gap in the market. Imagine a a fluffy activated charcoal infused bun, topped with wild rocket, creamy mayo, spicy sriracha and deep fried crispy tofu, yum! You can expect plenty of vegan delights here. Even meat-eaters will love the cuisine served here! This market happens every last Sunday of the month.

Details: Facebook | 083 628 5489 | veganhcmarket@gmail.com | Pirates Sports Club, 25 Breaside Road, Greenside, Johannesburg.

The Linden Market

The Linden Market at the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens only happens four times a year, but we promise you, it is a must when it comes to town! This market welcomes you with a glass of bubbly and an air of excellence. Follow the scent of gourmet food cooking away until you reach the dedicated food stall area. Here, you will find a wonderful selection of eats, from healthy salad bowls to cooling sorbets. Bring your furry friend along too, as the market is dog-friendly.

Details: thelindenmarket.com | 079 509 6446 | thelindenmarket@gmail.com | 45 Thomas Bowler Street, Emmarentia, Johannesburg.

The Playground Market

Formerly known at the Neighbourgoods Market, The Playground Market is one of the best foodie markets in Joburg, located in Braamfontein. This market is open every Saturday between 10:00 – 18:00, and offers not only an amazing shopping experience, but also a culinary adventure to delight any and all palates. From decadent chocolate brownies, fresh oysters, dim sum and potstickers to tasty pancakes, hearty burgers, decadent cakes and more, it’s all under one roof.

Details: www.theplayground.co.za | 060 890 4501 | info@theplayground.co.za | 73 Juta Street, Braamfontein.

Bryanston Market

Satisfy your craving for clean eating at Johannesburg’s original outdoor market, the Bryanston Market. This market prides itself on offering a range of organic goods and fresh produce, besides a delightful assortment of homemade food. The freshly made vegan-friendly South Indian Dosa is a must try, as well as Marina’s Deli’s famous gourmet burger! This is a great place to shop and stock up on light rye bread, organic dairy products, veggies or free range farm eggs.

Details: www.bryanstonmarket.co.za | 011 706 3671 | info@bryanstonorganicmarket.co.za | 40 Culross Road, Bryanston, Johannesburg | Opening Times: Thursday and Saturday: 09:00 – 15:00

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