Where to find the best craft and fresh produce markets in Cape Town

Where to find the best craft and fresh produce markets in Cape Town


Almost every weekend you are bound to find locals at some or other market in Cape Town. Often, there is nothing quite as pleasurable as hunting for treasure on a sunny Saturday or Sunday morning in and around the Mother City. Browse market stalls for delightful home-made confectionaries, farm-fresh produce and hand-sewn garments, all which can be bought at reasonable trading prices. Below is a collection of Cape Town’s favourite food and craft destinations.

Bay Harbour Market

Hout Bay Indoor Market

Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay

Take a meandering drive on a Sunday and visit the Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay. This popular weekend gathering takes place on the Village Green in the main street and opens at 10 am.  Make a day out of this excursion as you will be kept busy for hours whilst exploring exciting stalls of clothing, leather work, basketry, soaps, and traditional Cape dishes.

Milnerton Flea Market

The flea market in Milnerton

Stalls at the Milnerton Flea Market

The Milnerton Flea Market is a playground for bargain hunters and home-makers who love to restore old furniture and collect ornaments. The market is open every Saturday and Sunday from 8am. Find this little gem on the Marine Drive and Milner Road intersection in the Metro Industrial Township.

Die Kattebak

Flea market in Woodstock

Woodstock is well known for its contribution to artistic and design development in Cape Town. At the Kattebak you will find young and old entrepreneurs selling linen, fine crystal, porcelain and clothing. This local market found its influence from traditional French brocante markets where unusual items were sold from car boots. It’s a collector’s haven!

City Bowl Market

A weekend market in Cape Town's CBD

City Bowl Market in Cape Town

A short drive from Jambo is the City Bowl Market in Hope Street which is open every Saturday from 9am to 2pm. Indulge in decadent cakes, crispy salads, farm breads and petit fours. The market encompasses flavours from across the world, from Morocco, Turkey and Germany, it’s a gastronomic journey from stall to stall.

Made in the Cape

Local market in Claremont

Cape Market in Claremont

Experience this high-end get together the first weekend of every month from 9am to 7pm. Made in the Cape, a title rather befitting, is the source for everything hand crafted, cured and baked in the Western Cape. A market celebrating creativity and individualism, expect to find crocheted doilies and scarves, steel and iron work, hand-sewn purses and handbags, and fragranced soaps.

Oranjezicht City Farm Market

Oranjezicht urban farm

Craft and fresh produce at Oranjezicht urban farm

The Oranjezicht Market hails from sustainable farming practices and proudly sells produce grown from the Oranjezicht urban farm.  If organic vegetables and fruit excite you, then don’t miss the opportunity to stock your fridge with green wholesomeness. Be ready to spend most of the day there tasting local food and exploring various cultural stalls.

The Lock Stock

The Lock Stock market in Woodstock

A market in Woodstock called the Lock Stock

The Lock Stock market in Woodstock is open every second Saturday and is a welcome addition to those seeking truly one of a kind pieces of art, jewellery, woodwork and clothing. Find this lovely trading post along Albert Road in the Woodstock Exchange.

The Earth Fair Food Market

Food market in Cape Town called The Earth Fair

Cape Town's Earth Fair Food Market

The Earth Fair Market is one of the most popular markets in Cape Town as it celebrates food in all forms and influences. No one leaves hungry or empty handed here! Tantalise your palate with dim sum, fudge, spring rolls, farm cheeses, charcuterie, chocolates and biltong. There are two branches; one in St Georges Mall in the CBD and the other in Tokai, one of Cape Town’s southern suburbs.

 

 

Image sources:

Bay Harbour Market
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https://www.facebook.com/bayharbour

 

Milnerton Flea Market
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City Bowl Market
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Die Kattebak
https://www.facebook.com/diekattebak

 

Made in the Cape
http://www.themommycity.co.za

 

Oranjezicht City Farm Market
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The Lock Stock
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The Earth Fair Food Market
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