10 Best Street Food Markets In South Africa

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South Africa, located on the tip of the African country, is a place with a rich history that has stood the test of time. Despite the many trials and tribulations that this country has faced, it has managed to forge its way to become one of the top tourist destinations in the world, and arguably the most beautiful country in Africa. Some of the most-visited places include Table Mountain, Kruger National Park, and Robben Island. Just like in many places, much of the South African heritage is celebrated through its gastronomic culture. Over the years, we have seen several street markets pop up to showcase the best in local foods and produce as well as the fantastic talent from local artisans. These are the best street food markets in South Africa.

1. Neighbourgoods Market, Johannesburg

Rooibos Iced tea @Neighbourgoods Market
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Neighbourgoods Market is the latest addition to the market scene in Johannesburg. This trendy food lovers’ market is more than just a place to source fresh produce and locally prepared foods by some of the countries’ artisanal cooks. The bustling market on the artistic part of the city in Maboneng can be found on Juta street. You can expect an exhibition of a variety of dishes from different parts of the globe. They are open only on Saturdays and attract locals and tourists alike. It is a definite must-experience during your visit to sunny South Africa.

Neighbourgoods Market

Address: 73 Juta St, Johannesburg, 2000

Website: Neighbourgoods Markett

Opening hours:Sat: 9am - 3pm (closed from Sun - Fri)

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2. Pretoria Boeremark, Pretoria

Posted by Pretoria Boeremark on Sunday, 22 March 2020

Come and visit Pretoria’s take on the farmers’ market scene. This traditional Afrikaans-inspired joint has a homely and nostalgic feel to it. Visitors to the market will be greeted to a rustic setting with a pop of vibrant colours from the many artisanal stalls at the market. You will be treated to live music on certain Saturdays, and you can enjoy South African favourites like koeksisters and boerewors rolls while browsing through the vendor aisles. Some of the items you can expect to find at the market include fresh fruit and vegetables, homebaked loaves of bread, and other handcrafted items.

Pretoria Boeremark

Address: 665 Moreleta St, Silverton, Pretoria, 0184

Website: Pretoria Boeremark

Opening hours: Sat - Sun: 5:30am - 9:30am (closed from Mon - Fri)

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3. The Food Market, Durban

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The Food Market in Durban mainly attracts health-conscious eaters. Over the years, we have seen people making better choices when it comes to food and lifestyle. It is for these reasons that we have seen a rise in organic food markets popping up at every corner of the earth. gone are the days when shopping for mass-produced processed goods was popular. People are becoming more aware of the benefits of healthy eating. At The Food Market, you can expect to find a wide variety of locally sourced produce and decor items that improve the lives of locals through sustainable purchases.

The Food Market

Address: 6 High Grove, Durban North, 4051 (Hellenic Hall)

Website: The Food Market

Opening hours: Last Sunday of the month: 8am - 1pm

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4. Franschhoek Village Market, Franschhoek

Posted by Franschhoek Village Market on Saturday, 5 October 2019

Franschhoek is a charming quaint French town in the heart of the Western Cape South Africa. There are several artisanal coffee shops and intimate boutiques and eateries. Residents of this place pride themselves in the simple pleasures of life and one will notably see the French influence in the architecture and the many pastry shops in the area. The Franschhoek Village Market is the place to be on Saturdays. You will find all the pleasures of the town centred in this one simple market. Sample some international cheeses paired with locally produced wine from the surrounding wine estates or shop for interesting clothing items and organic produce.

Franschhoek Village Market

Address: Franschhoek, 7690

Website: Franschhoek Village Market

Opening hours: Sat: 9am - 3pm (closed from Sun - Fri)

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5. Hazel Food Market, Pretoria

Posted by Hazel Food Market on Friday, 10 January 2020

Located next to the Greenlyn Village Centre in Menlo Park, you will find this European-style market in the heart of the eastern suburbs of Pretoria. The market’s main focus is to showcase ready-made international cuisine with South African flavours. There are more than 70 different stalls and you can also shop for meat products, vegetables, and handcrafted items. There are several seating areas to enjoy a delicious meal while socializing with friends. Entrance to the market is free and is open to the entire family.

Hazel Food Market

Address: 64 13th St, Menlo Park, Pretoria, 0081

Website: Hazel Food Market

Opening hours: Sat: 8am - 2pm (closed from Sun - Fri)

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6. Wild Oats Market, Sedgefield

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Wild Oats Market is a community farmers market located in Sedgefield. The market prides itself for eco ethics through its services. The market is a multi-award winning iconic shopping spot on the outskirts of Sedgefield. The internationally acclaimed market boasts a rustic setting and is strategically positioned to attract tourists and locals heading towards the lake-lagoon. After 15 years in business, this is still one of the best farmers markets to visit in South Africa.

Wild Oats Market

Address: N2, Sedgefield, 6573

Website: Wild Oats Market

Opening hours: Sat: 7:30am - 12pm, (Closed Sun - Fri)

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7. Bryanston Organic Market, Sandton

Posted by Bryanston Organic and Natural Market on Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Bryanston Organic Market is one of a few markets that opens up its doors to the public beyond the regular Saturday mornings. This comes as no surprise as Brynston is home to an elite class that prides themselves in looking and feeling good. This eco-friendly space sees the social elite of this elegant suburb make their way here in search of some of the best wholefoods and organic ingredients and produce. There are permanent stall structures at the market and visitors can enjoy freshly squeezed celery and kale juice while enjoying a fun shopping experience.

Bryanston Organic Market

Address: 40 Culross Rd, Bryanston, Sandton, 2191

Website: Bryanston Organic Market

Opening hours:Sat: 9am - 3pm; Thu: 9am - 3pm (closed from Sun - Wed & Fri)

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8. Karkloof Farmer's Market, Howick

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Posted by Karkloof Farmers' Market on Friday, 20 December 2019

Karkloof Farmers Market is a fresh produce market offering local-grown produce of the highest quality from around the area. What’s great about this market is its unique setting. It sits on a farm area showcasing the beauty and greenery of Kwa Zulu Natal. All produce is locally sourced and homegrown. Karkloof Farmer’s Market welcomes both retailers and independent buyers.

Karkloof Farmer's Market

Address: Karkloof Rd, Howick, 3290

Website: Karkloof Farmer’s Market

Opening hours: Sat: 7am - 11am (closed from Sun - Fri)

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9. Porter Estate Market, Cape Town

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Come enjoy Saturday morning breakfast at this fun market that has a wide variety of delicious healthy food for the entire family. The open market is home to several vendors that sell fresh fruits and vegetables, souvenirs and crafts, as well as ready-prepared meals. There is a safe playground that the kids can enjoy while you head on with your shopping experience.

Porter Estate Market

Address: 7025 Tokai Rd, Southern Suburbs, Cape Town, 7025

Website: Porter Estate Market

Opening hours: Sat: 9am - 1pm (closed from Sun - Fri)

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10. Stellenbosch Fresh Goods Market, Stellenbosch

Posted by Slow Market Stellenbosch on Saturday, 25 January 2020

Stellenbosch, located in the western part of South Africa, is an old town made up of several running farms producing wine, local cheeses, and vegetable farming. The landscape is surrounded by mountains and valleys with vast flatlands and greenery, making it the perfect environment for farming. Stellenbosch Fresh Goods Market is a definite must-visit during your trip to The Cape as you will find the freshest in locally sourced produce.

Stellenbosch Fresh Goods Market

Address: Adam Tas Rd, Onderpapegaaiberg, Stellenbosch, 7600

Website: Stellenbosch Fresh Goods Market

Opening hours:Sat: 9am - 2pm (closed from Sun - Fri)

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The best and the freshest in South Africa

If eating organic and staying healthy is a top priority then you will want to get on the farmers’ market bandwagon by visiting these top street food markets in South Africa. Most of these places bring you the best of home-cooked food and organic produce. Purchase local ingredients and create wholesome, healthy, and delicious recipes at home.

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