My Top 7 Cape Town’s Market to visit

February 15, 2024
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While, travelling around the world, there is nothing like a good market.  I have experienced incredible markets in Istanbul, Thailand and India.  Cape Town, a city where the majestic Table Mountain meets the turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Is not only, just a feast for the eyes but a haven for foodies and fashionistas alike. It’s for shoppers that love to buy local handmade art, buy beautiful South African clothing and trinkets made by talented South Africans.

Let me dive into the eclectic blend of flavors and styles as I explore the vibrant food and fashion markets that define the cultural heartbeat of this South African gem.

Neighbourgoods Market at the Old Biscuit Mill: A Saturday Extravaganza

Nestled in the trendy neighborhood of Woodstock. The Old Biscuit Mill is a hub of creativity, and its Neighbourgoods Market is a food lover’s paradise. Coupled with, every Saturday, artisans, chefs, and designers come together, offering a sensory journey through delectable eats and cutting-edge fashion, trinkets and art. From organic produce and international cuisines to locally crafted garments and accessories, this market is a celebration of diversity. This market has a vibe, I would say Uber, as you do get stuck into craft beer and glasses of champers with oysters!

V&A Waterfront Market on the Wharf: Fancy Cape Town Markets

The iconic V&A Waterfront sets the stage for a market that seamlessly blends sophistication with a laid-back atmosphere. The Market on the Wharf showcases a curated collection of high-end fashion stalls alongside gourmet food vendors. Indulge in handcrafted jewelry, exclusive fashion finds, and artisanal delights with the harbour as your backdrop.

Oranjezicht City Farm Market: A Culinary Haven with a Green Heart

For those who appreciate farm-to-table experiences, here is where you need to get your fruit and veg! The Oranjezicht City Farm Market, is a religion for exceptional organic goods!  Not to mention, this market is found in Granger Bay right alongside the V & A Waterfront Shopping Mall.  I prefer the fresh air at the market. Operating on weekends, this market boasts organic produce, homemade delicacies, and a fashion section that emphasizes sustainability. Discover a curated selection of eco-friendly clothing and accessories while relishing the taste of locally sourced, fresh ingredients.

Fresh vegetables and fruit at Oranjezicht Farmers Market

Hout Bay Market: Coastal Charms and Creative Crafts

Set against the stunning backdrop of Hout Bay, this market captures the essence of coastal living. Enjoy the eclectic mix of arts, crafts, and fashion stalls while savoring diverse culinary delights. From bohemian fashion finds to handmade jewelry, the Hout Bay Market is a treasure trove of unique pieces that reflect the spirit of the Cape. The food and live music do add to the vibe.  Allow yourself time, as many times I have been and spent hours, walking through the art galleries and sat on the rocks. Watching the seagull’s fly.

The Watershed at the V&A Waterfront: Contemporary Craftsmanship

Located in a historic building at the V&A Waterfront. The buzz of The Watershed is a market that showcases contemporary South African design. Immerse yourself in a world of local craftsmanship, from fashion and accessories to home décor and art. The market is a testament to the creativity flourishing in the heart of Cape Town.

Blue Bird Garage Food and Goods Market: More to add for Cape Town Markets

In the charming suburb of Muizenberg. Uniquely, is the Blue Bird Garage Market. This charming market offers a fusion of delectable street food and a curated selection of fashion stalls. Browse through racks of vintage clothing, handmade accessories, and unique pieces while savoring gourmet treats from food trucks and local vendors. A super place to meet your mates, for a craft beer and a lovely boerewors roll!  I love supporting markets, as it’s not all about the big fashion houses, or food chains, it’s about the mamma in her kitchen folding her samoosa’s for us to gobble up!

Earth Fair Food Market: A Midweek Gastronomic and Fashion Delight

The Earth Fair Food Market is a midweek escape into culinary and craft excellence. Discover a variety of organic and locally sourced food products, complemented by a craft section that showcases sustainable and stylish shopping.

Cape Town markets are full of food and fashion. Obviously, its not just about indulging your taste buds or updating your wardrobe. It’s about meeting your friends, supporting the locals and enjoying mouthwatering grub.  No to mention, celebrating the rich tapestry of South African culture.

So, whether you’re a food enthusiast, a fashion connoisseur, or someone seeking a taste of local authenticity. Cape Town markets are waiting to enchant you with their flavours and styles.

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