Food markets are the new flea markets. A few years ago, people would gladly spend their Sundays browsing through antiques, cell phone covers and clothes. Today, we’re all about finding the best craft beer, gourmet food and interesting ingredients. Here are a few food markets that you can check out in Gauteng:
Market On Main
Market On Main happens every Sunday at Arts on Main from 10am to 3pm in Johannesburg. There’s also a night market on the first Thursday of every month (excluding January) from 7pm to 11pm. You can find everything from local produce, seasonal items and organic products, raw and vegan food, 50’s style cupcakes and homemade fresh chillies to Greek delectable and Dutch cheese at Market on Main.
Bryanston Organic & Natural Market
The Bryanston Organic & Natural Market is held in Culross Road in Bryanston, Johannesburg, on Thursdays and Saturdays from 9am to 3pm. Besides clothing made from natural fibres and hand-crafted gifts, you can also find some of the best quality natural and organic products including cold meats, sauces, cheese, exotic coffees and specialty bread.
Blubird Whole Food Market
The Blubird Whole Food Market is held at the Blubird Shopping Centre in Oaklands Road in Athol, Johannesburg every Sunday from 9am to 2pm. You will find exotic foods such as Serbian pies, Lebanese fare, Indian spices, a chocolatier and Italian pasta. You can also buy edible flowers and salads to make your own colourful salads at home.
Hazel Food Market
The Hazel Food Market is open every Saturday from 8am to 2pm in Menlo Park in Pretoria East. You’ll find anything from fresh fruit, veggies and meat to yummy tarts and sweets, fresh as can be breads, all types of ready-to-eat meals, frothy cappuccino, mouthwatering milkshakes, beautiful flowers, homegrown herbs, deli-style products and more. One of the signature food items that can be found at the Hazel Food Market is a jumbo-size butternut and cream cheese muffin. You can find the market on Thomas Edison Street in the Greenlyn Village Centre.