Fourways Farmers Market
The Fourways Farmers Market is one of the most popular food markets in the city, welcoming in hundreds of visitors to sample tasty treats from the vendors each Sunday. The market recently announced that they will be moving from their original premises to the former Val Bonne County Estate in Modderfontein. Look out for further news on their big re-opening, which is set to take place in March 2020!
Braamfontein hosts one of the best foodie markets in town, the Neighbourgoods Market, which takes place every Saturday. From home cured meats to specialty cheese, it's all under one roof. Grab a craft beer and a panini and watch the sun set from the market's roof top.
Address: 73 Juta St, Johannesburg, 2000
Market On Main
The Maboneng Market on Main has become known for the wide variety of art and food it offers. If you want to sink your teeth into some North African food, then head to Arts on Main and have a bite or three. There is also an array of Portuguese, Indian, American and South African food to enjoy. After your main meal, pick up a moreish pastry or gourmet ice cream from one of their vendors. With its cool vibe and hearty food options, Market on Main provides an authentic city experience worthy of your company.
Address: 264 Fox St, Johannesburg, 2000
Yeoville Food Market
What used to be an inner city cinema is now the oldest running food market in the country. The Yeoville Food Market is a smorgasbord of African cuisine with Congolese food on top of the menu. Fresh fruit and veg from West Africa can be purchased at borderline cheap prices, so be sure to rock up with a handful of cash and an ample amount of boot space.
Address: Rockey Street, Yeoville, Johannesburg, 2000
For gourmet grub in the heart of the city, head out to The Sheds at the Fox Precinct. Partnering with Mad Giant, Ginologist and The Good Luck Bar, this industrial-style venue hosts a monthly food and craft market. We've tasted some of the smoothest Oreo gelato and yummiest mini sliders here, so make sure to visit them.
Address: 1 Fox Precinct, 14 Alexander Street, Ferreirasdorp, Johannesburg
Melville Food and Farmers Market
The Melville 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 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.
Address: Cnr Carlow & Rustenburg Roads, Melville, Johannesburg.
Night Market at 27 Boxes
Another Melville must-visit for foodies is the night market at 27 Boxes. On First Thursdays, this mixed-use precinct welcomes in hungry guests, offering them 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.
Address: 75, 4th Avenue, Melville, Johannesburg
Bedfordview Night Market
The Bedfordview Night Market is one of the biggest multicultural food and craft markets in the city. With over 100 stalls, there is ample entertainment here. 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!
Address: 73 Boeing Rd East, Bedfordview, Johannesburg
Bryanston Organic and Natural Market
One of the oldest food markets in Joburg, the Bryanston Organic and Natural Market specialises in organically grown fresh produce and delicious deli food, crafts, gifts, jewellery and clothing made from only natural materials. With four eateries on-site, this market is all about good food and family. They recently introduced a Moonlight Market edition on Tuesday evenings between 17:00 - 19:00. Check it out.
Address: 40 Culross Rd (off Main Rd), Bryanston, Johannesburg.
The Linden Market at the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens 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.
Address: 45 Thomas Bowler Street, Emmarentia, Johannesburg
Vegan Hippie Connection Market
Finally, we have the much-loved Vegan Hippie Connection Market. With all things vegan, this food market fills a huge gap in the market. Our resident vegan writer recommends that you stop by Vegeata's stall for the best Tofu Bao Bun in the city. Imagine a a fluffy activated charcoal infused bun, topped with wild rocket, creamy mayo, spicy sriracha and deep fried crispy tofu, yum!
Address: Pirates Club, 25 Breaside Road, Greenside/ Parkhurst, Johannesburg.
Do you know of any other awesome food markets in the city? Let us know about them!