4 must-visit food markets in Cape Town
Cape Town has always been a trendy city and with more and more farmers’ markets popping up worldwide, Cape Town has followed suit. Shopping at a farmers’ market isn’t just in vogue at the moment, it’s also a sustainable and conscious way to buy some of your groceries. While there are plenty of fabulous food markets that you can visit, here are 4 must-visit food markets in Cape Town that you definitely don’t want to miss.
The Neighbourgoods Market
Situated in The Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock, this popular Saturday morning chill out spot and food bazaar is a pioneer on the Cape Town market scene. It proudly boasts scrumptious foods as well as a selection of trendy clothing and accessory stalls for the shopaholics among us. You can find traders ranging from local farmers, artisanal producers, exceptional food vendors to fantastic fashion designers. Parking can be difficult as it does get busy so be sure to get there early and nab your spot.
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The Oranjezicht City Farm Market
If you are looking for fresh, organic produce and a real farmers market atmosphere then The Oranjezicht City Farm Market is the place to go. Here you will find a huge variety of seasonal fresh from the farm produce at every turn and with plenty of space to sit and take in the stunning views you can turn your weekly grocery shop from drab to fab. This another good spot to bring the family, as there is playground as well as comfy benches dotted around the vegetable garden. On Wednesdays, you are invited to bring your own bag and pick your own veggies straight from the farm.
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Earth Fair Food Market
Another favourite amongst the top 4 must-visit food markets in Cape Town Earth Fair Food is open for business every Wednesday and Saturday in Tokai. With live music on Wednesdays, this funky and festive market has a distinct vibe to it as well as a selection of amazing food vendors to choose from. As the name suggests this market is all about being earth-friendly and so the majority of goods have been ethically and locally produced. This venue is great for socialising, and there is even a play area where you can leave the kids in safe hands while you shop. Products range from stone ground flour bread, craft beers, free-range meats, farm cheese, and fresh seafood.
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The Slow Market
Even though it’s not strictly in Cape Town, The Slow Market in Stellenbosch is definitely worth the drive. The Slow Market has been going for 10 years and every Saturday locals and tourists flock to the Winelands to enjoy this market’s wares. The selection is practically endless with products available from farmers, artisans, crafters, winemakers, and designers. Located on the majestic grounds of the Oude Libertas estate you can stroll through the lush gardens or watch live local bands perform on the terraced lawns. The food here is phenomenal – all of it fresh, seasonal and locally grown.
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So while the weather is still lovely in Cape Town, take the opportunity to get outside and get into nature while doing your shopping. Many of the farmers you’ll meet at one of these 4 must-visit food markets in Cape Town can share helpful tips, recipes, and information to help you get the most out of your purchase. So spend your next grocery shop exploring the outdoors and come home with a bushel full of farm fresh produce.