La Marina Foods: Joburg’s Hidden Seafood Paradise

Please note that prices were correct at time of publishing

La Marina supplies all your favourite delis and restaurants, and as they are the supplier and by way of deduction, that means they have more than everyone else. Yes, I’m oversimplifying it a bit but that really doesn’t make it less true. Walking through the doors you immediately notice they aren’t messing around. They stock everything from that cooking show you love, as well as products you thought you'd never find in South Africa. It’s a foodie's paradise.

From truffles to caviar and crayfish, you won’t be disappointed. I walked through some of the isles and wept because lobster doesn’t exactly feature on my shopping list this time of the month... or at all.

They also have a little cafe on premises which focuses on the finer side of seafood. The menu includes delicacies at rather inviting prices like 6 black tiger prawns and chips for just R155, grilled kingklip for R135 and 6 oysters and a glass of bubbly for just R129. Sushi lovers are also catered for with a variety of amazing platters. I was too busy the afternoon I popped in to have a meal there but I won’t make that mistake again. The next time I’ll go with a few hours on my hands and a fistful of cash.

I met the general manager Karl who is a really down to earth guy and I find that always speaks volumes for an establishment. He mentioned how they could get you anything you want whether they stock it or not. He will make it happen be it from Russia or the depths of the Pacific, delicacies are their business and for my money I think they’re doing a fantastic job.

Address: 7 Platinum Drive, Longmeadow Business Estate, Edenvale
Telephone: 011 608 3277
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Field Market – July Edition

What Is It?

Looking to get out, enjoy the fresh air and do a little shopping with your loved ones? Then you don't want to miss the Field Market under the trees in the Field & Study Park in Parkmore. At this open-air market, life is unhurried – you can stroll beneath the shady trees and past stalls that lure and inspire you with local handcrafted goods, then stay a while to enjoy a variety of gourmet food and beverages, live music and the relaxed atmosphere. The Field Market has something for everyone, including lots of entertainment for kids. Dogs on leashes are also welcome to enjoy a day out and about.

Ooh-la-la! Their July market will be a French affair, bringing market goers plenty of wine, baguettes, cheese, croissants, macaroons, crepes and more in celebration of Bastille Day! You can expect an all-acoustic French Gypsy Jazz band to set the mood while you explore the market and indulge in some French delights like a true Parisian. Then settle down for a picnic along the river. Also, why not get a caricature done or join in a lawn-game or two! Oui oui!

The market offers:

When Is It?

Saturday, 13 July 2019 from 10:00 – 15:00 and every second Saturday of the month.

Where Is It?

Field and Study Recreation Centre, Corner 14th street and Louise Avenue, Parkmore, Sandton, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Entrance to the market is FREE. Parking is R10 per car, proceeds will be donated to Friends of the Field & Study for upkeep and improvement of the park.

For More Information

For more information about this market, visit the Field Market website or Facebook page.

Contact them via email at [email protected]

Field Market – October Edition

What Is It?

Looking to get out, enjoy the fresh air and do a little shopping with your loved ones? Then you don't want to miss the Field Market under the trees in the Field & Study Park in Parkmore, every second Saturday of every month.

At this open-air market, life is unhurried. You can stroll beneath the shady trees and through stalls that lure and inspire you with local handcrafted goods, then stay a while to enjoy a variety of gourmet food and beverages, live music and the relaxed atmosphere. They have something for everyone, including lots of entertainment for kids. Even dogs on leashes are welcome to enjoy a day out and about.

The market  has:

When Is It?

Saturday, 13 October 2018 from 10:00 to 15:00 and every second Saturday of the month.

Where Is It?

Field and Study Recreation Centre,  Corner 14th street and Louise Avenue, Parkmore, Sandton, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Entrance to the market is FREE. Parking is R10 per car, proceeds will be donated to Friends of the Field & Study for upkeep and improvement of the park.

For More Information

For more information about this market, visit the Field Market website or Facebook page.