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!

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Neighbourgoods Market

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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Linden Market

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

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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.

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Neighbourgoods Market

In the heart of the city is the Neighbourgoods Market. Open every Saturday, come rain or shine, this market covers two floors and is filled with craft beer and cocktails, artisanal food and plenty of things to buy. Why not grab yourself a Balkan Burger before heading upstairs to browse  through Asseblief's rails and see what second hand gems you can take home with you? Or simply head over early, secure yourself a table and admire the stunning views of our city from the rooftop area!

When: Opening times: Every Saturday – 09:00 to 15:00 and the first Thursday of every month – 17:00 until late.

Where: 73 Juta Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

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Market On Main

Every Sunday at Arts on Main between 10:00 and 15:00, and the first Thursday of every month between 19:00 and 23:00, Market on Main is open for you to get your fix of fine food and great design. From stunning clothing and must-have accessories to gourmet eats, they've got it all, which makes Market on Main a great place to spend time with friends and family.

When: Every Sunday – 10:00 to 15:00 and the first Thursday of every month – 19:00 to 23:00.

Where: 264 Fox Street, Maboneng Precinct, Johannesburg.

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Rosebank Finders Keepers Market

Rosebank’s rooftop flea market is filled to the brim with African crafts, international foods, clothing, hobbies, collectables and antiquities and crafts. You can literally spend the entire Sunday walking in and out of the rows of stalls, just browsing. There really is something for everyone here!

When: Every Sunday – 09:00 to 16:00.

Where: Upper Level, The Mall of Rosebank, Rosebank, Johannesburg.

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Jozi Real Food Market

As the name suggests Jozi Real Food Market is filled with everything food-related, offering you the freshest and finest produce from local small producers. From organic foods and ready-made meals to meat, condiments, spices and sauces, you’ll find everything you need for a healthy fridge and pantry at this market. Take a break from your shopping and relax under the trees with some coffee while the kids play on the lawn.

When: Every Saturday – 08:30 to 13:00.

Where: Pirates Sports Club, 4th Avenue Extension, Parkhurst, Johannesburg.

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Bryanston Organic Market

Being Joburg’s original outdoor market, Bryanston Organic Market offers you interesting art, natural fibre clothing, handmade crafts, the freshest organic and naturally grown fruit and vegetables, and wholesome foods. You can have a relaxing day browsing through all the stalls, do a little bit of shopping, indulge in some freshly baked treats from the on-site eateries and listen to some live music. Sounds like a perfect day out, don't you think?

When: Thursday and Saturday – 09:00 to 15:00.

Where: Culross Road (off Main Road), Bryanston, Johannesburg.

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Bamboo Farmer’s Market

With a range of fresh produce straight from the farm, visit the rooftop Bamboo Farmer’s Market and do a bit of healthy shopping. From local and organic produce, farm milk and butter, free-range eggs and chicken to fair-trade coffee, preservative-free bread and sugar-free baked goodies, this market promotes a healthy lifestyle.

When: Every Saturday – 09:00 to 13:00.

Where: Bamboo Farmers’ Market, 53 Rustenburg Road, Melville, Johannesburg.

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Hazel Food Market

Offering new and exciting tastes, fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, sweet treats, freshly baked breads, ready-made meals for you to take home, herbs and flowers, and much more, visit the Hazel Food Market on Saturdays in the heart of Pretoria’s Old East. Kids can play on the jungle gym and jumping castles while you relax in-between shopping with a sweet treat and frothy cappuccino.

When: Every Saturday – 08:00 to 14:00.

Where: Greenlyn Village Centre, Menlo Park, Pretoria.

For more information, visit their website.

 

The Shed on R59 

If you are looking for a great place to take family and friends on a lazy Saturday afternoon, then be sure not to miss out on The Shed on R59 Market. There is something to tickle everyone’s fancy, from a safe kiddies play area to keep the little ones entertained, an artisanal brewery if you are a fan of beer, loads of tasty food stalls if you’re feeling a little peckish, and last but not least, plenty of stalls offering a selection of wares ranging from art and carpentry to clothing and stunning gifts (Christmas ideas before it’s too late!).

Where: 109 Malcolm Road, Daleside.

When: Every Saturday – 09:00 to 15:00.

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Fourways Farmer’s Market

If you’re looking to escape the dreaded routine of shopping in supermarkets for your groceries, then be sure to head to the Fourways Farmer’s Market. Set outdoors in the fresh air, they have carefully selected a number of traders who bring you the best products for you to take home! Enjoy browsing and shopping through at 50 stalls offering nothing but the finest foods, from organically grown veggies, herbs and eggs to locally made cheese, cured meats and indulgent baked treats.

Where: Montecasino Boulevard and William Nicol Drive, Fourways, Johannesburg.

When: Every Sunday – 10:00 to 15:00.

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Walkerville Farmer’s Market 

For the best and freshest farm produce, be sure to head to the Walkerville Farmer’s Market, where only quality homegrown, handmade and homemade products are sold! Not only do they offer the best farm fresh produce, from veggies and fruits to nuts, herbs and honey, but they also offer a great variety of home-crafted products, antiques, woodwork, glass ware and other exciting merchandise! There is plenty to keep the kids entertained from fun children's activities like pony rides and face painting. Also, your four-legged friends are welcome, too!

Where: 112 Main Road (R82), Walkerville.

When: Every Saturday – 09:00 to 15:00.

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In2Fresh Farmer’s Market 

Set in a fresh and relaxing country setting, the In2Fresh Farmer’s Market in Modderfontein is an artisanal market which offers a variety of high quality, fresh foods and produce. Browse and shop through stalls filled with farm fresh veggies, free-range eggs, cheese and honey, decadent cakes, pickles, sauces and a whole lot more! The neighbouring restaurant makes a mean cup of coffee, too!

Where: Corner Main and High Streets, Modderfontein.

When: Open on the last Saturday of the month – 08:00 to 14:00.

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Irene Village Market 

Irene Village Market is full of crafts, vintage items, antiques and good food! The setting makes you feel as if you are walking through a forest, and there is a vast selection of goods for sale that will leave you in awe! You will be blown away by all of the creativity on display at this market. There's plenty of entertainment to keep the kids happy and if you are looking to grab a bite to eat or something to quench your thirst, they have a fully licensed tea garden and food stalls for Africa!

Where: Jan Smuts Museum, Jan Smuts Avenue, Centurion.

When: Second and last Saturday of the month – 09:00 to 14:00.

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For a great variety of the freshest food in Joburg, head on to Jozi Real Food Market at Pirates Sports Club in Greenside on a Saturday morning; it never disappoints! Plus, they launched their new Vegan Market on 7 August, which will be open on the first Sunday of every month thereafter.

Jozi Real Food Market has an assortment of food to choose from, which you can enjoy at the market or take home. It is outdoors and beats any shopping mall experience. They offer the finest, fresh produce and innovative creations. Plus they encourage the support of local, small producers. It's a fun way to shop; you can relax with a cup of coffee or wine under trees, while the kids and dogs play!

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There's A Variety To Choose From!

What we love most about the city is the fact that we're always spoiled with variety when it comes to markets. No matter what you're looking for, there's always a market waiting for you to take a stroll through their wide selection of stalls.

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There's also amazing markets that cater to the "green" side of life. Stock up on everything vegan at these vegan markets in and around the city. Or, how about something a little different? These alternative markets are filled with all things steampunk, rock, geek, weird and wonderful.

The Stables Village Market

You don't need to leave the city to experience the country way of life. All you have to do is head to The Stables Village Market- the ideal spot to help you wind down from the hustle and bustle of the city. The venue boasts some of the most unique and original items around. Plus, you can tuck into some delicious food while sussing out all the arts and crafts, leather products, unusual gifting ideas and more.

Tip: This market hosts a variety of different markets that offer a different experience every time, such as the Moonlight Markets, Summer Night Markets, karaoke and Salsa nights and Car Boot Sales. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for more information.

Details: www.facebook.com/TheStablesVillageMarket | 082 048 9024 | [email protected] | 212 3rd Street, Chartwell (off Cedar Road, Broadacres), Johannesburg.

The Weekend Market JHB

As the name suggests, the Weekend Market JHB is just that, a WEEKEND market, which is open every Saturday and Sunday. This lifestyle market is the perfect family weekend hangout, filled with everything from plenty of entertainment for the kids at Kids World, good food, lots of unique and interesting market stalls, and of course, a food area jam-packed with tantalising goodies.

Details: Opening times: Saturday and Sunday: 08:00 - 17:00 | 01 Rifle Range Road, Baragwanath, Johannesburg South.

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Fourways Farmers Market

The Fourways Farmers Market has always been a gem of a market. And their move to the old Val Bonne Estate in Modderfontein Reserve bringing FFM lovers new views, new roads and new experiences! You and the family can enjoy some delicious and wholesome food, soak up some lovely energy and happy vibes and take a stroll through a plethora of vendor stalls with carefully selected products that are local, artisanal and delicious.

Tip: They're renowned for hosting additional events, including popup cafés, night markets and more. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for details.

Details: www.ffmarket.co.za | Located at the old Val Bonne Estate in Modderfontein Reserve.

Sylvia's Outdoor Market

Sylvia's Outdoor Market ensures a creative and fun day out for the whole family. You can spend every first and last Sunday of the month just browsing around the stalls, doing a little shopping, grabbing a bite to eat or just relaxing before the new week starts. This one is certainly a breath of fresh air among the buzz of the city. Visit their Facebook page to keep up-to-date with events.

Details: Opening times: Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00 | 27 George Avenue, Fairmount, Johannesburg.

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Market Shed @ 1 Fox

If you happen to be in the inner city, make sure you pay 1 Fox Precinct a visit. Not only is this a dynamic cultural hub that's home to the hip and happening Good Luck Bar & Restaurant, the unique Fox Junction Event Venue and popular Mad Giant Craft Brewery, but it's also a great place to indulge in all things Jozi and delicious, especially at the Market Shed. They offers all things arts, crafts, music and foodie and best of all, there's ample parking! Visit their Facebook page to keep up to date with the latest news and events happening at the precinct.

Details: 1 Fox Street, Ferreirasdorp, Johannesburg.

Market on Main

Every Sunday of every month, Market on Main, now open at Jewel City is open, ready and waiting for you to visit and have a lovely relaxing Sunday with them. Check out this trendy and lively spot in town while indulging in tasty goodies and browsing through stunning designer stalls. They promote inner city living and is a great place to spend a Sunday with friends and family.

Details: Opening times: Every Sunday: 10:00 – 15:00 | 201 Main Street, Maboneng, Johannesburg.

Rosebank Sunday Market

This one is an oldie but a goodie! The Rosebank Sunday Market is filled to the brim with African crafts, international food, clothing, hobbies, collectables and antiques. It's a true expression of South Africa’s vibrancy and dynamism. You can literally spend the entire Sunday walking in and out of the rows of stalls, just browsing. There's also plenty of craft stalls, live music, kids entertainment and gourmet food traders. Arrive hungry! Visit their Facebook page to keep up-to-date with the latest news and information.

Details: Opening times: Every Sunday – 09:00 to 16:00 | Upper Level, The Mall of Rosebank, Rosebank, Johannesburg.

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Panorama Flea Market

The busiest flea market in Joburg South, Panorama Flea Market has over 370 stalls for you to browse and buy from, live entertainment and an adult-supervised Kids Zone. The featured stalls cater for every taste imaginable, from clothing and jewellery to food and crafts. This is a great place to hang out, unwind and shop 'til you drop on a Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Follow them on Facebook to keep up to date with the latest stalls, news and products.

Details: Opening times: Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays - 09:00 to 16:00 | Kliprivier Drive, Mulbarton, Johannesburg | Tel: (011) 682 2222

Bryanston Organic & Natural Market

Being Joburg’s original outdoor market, Bryanston Organic & Natural Market offers you interesting art, natural fibre clothing, handmade crafts and the freshest organic and naturally grown fruit and vegetables. You can have a relaxing day browsing through all the stalls, do a little shopping, indulge in some freshly baked treats from the on-site eateries and listen to live music. Don't forget to follow their Facebook page for the latest updates, news, market info and more.

Details: Opening times: Thursday and Saturday – 09:00 to 15:00 | Culross Road (off Main Road), Bryanston, Johannesburg | Tel: (011) 706 3671

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