6. Mojo Market, Sea Point
Though it only opened its doors on Sea Point’s bustling Regent Street in early 2017, Mojo Market has already proven to be a very popular foodie and lifeestyle destination. There’s a diverse range of dining options available at this permanent market location, with freshly shucked oysters, pungent grilled raclette cheese sandwiches, wood-fired pizza and acclaimed dishes from some of Cape Town’s best restaurant brands operating from market stalls.
You can also browse some of the many jewellery, clothing and design stalls and on weekends enjoy live music in the main atrium. When stopping by Mojo Market for lunch or sunset dinner, try snagging one of the window booths: that way, you can enjoy your meal with gorgeous ocean and Sea Point promenade views.
When: Daily, 7am to 9pm
7. Earth Fair Food Market, St. Georges Mall & Tokai
You’ll find the Earth Fair Food Market in town on Thursdays along St Georges Mall, between Church and Wale Streets and in the southern suburbs in Tokai on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Whether you go to the central location on St Georges Mall or the larger venue in Tokai, you can expect some of the city’s freshest and healthiest fare. With an emphasis on wholesome cuisine and produce, the various traders at Earth Fair will undoubtedly keep you feeling satisfied.
And if you make it to the Tokai instalment, make sure to bring the kids along as there’s an abundance of fun activities to keep the young ones entertained while you enjoy some great food and drinks and a festive atmosphere.
When: Thursdays, 11am to 3pm (St. Georges Mall); Wednesdays, 3pm to 8:30pm; Saturdays, 9am to 2pm (Tokai)
8. Blue Bird Garage Food and Goods Market, Muizenberg
If you happen to be in the Muizenberg area on a Friday evening and are looking for somewhere cool to grab a bite to eat, or socialise over a couple of drinks, while browsing through artisanal designer goods, make sure to stop at the Blue Bird Garage Market.
Housed inside an old plane hangar, the Blue Bird Garage Market brings together a vibrant bunch of producers, designers and local artisans, creating an infectiously charming and cool market space. Enjoy a thoughtfully considered lineup of local wines, craft beers, food vendors and of course, music performed by local acts. And with a fun kids’ play area available, an evening at Blue Bird can only go down as a well-spent Friday night.
When: Fridays, 4pm to 10pm
9. Root 44 and Blaauwklippen Family Market, Stellenbosch
A little further afield in the neighbouring town of Stellenbosch (famous for its university and world-class wineries), you’ll find two great family-friendly market options – the Root 44 Market at Audacia Wine Estate and the Blaauwklippen Family Market (below) at the Blaauwklippen Vineyard.
Both markets are packed with a variety of food stalls and a host of wonderful artisanal goods and handicrafts. And as both venues offer a range of fun entertainment for kids (including pony rides and jungle gyms) both are ideal spots for parents to enjoy a little picnic while the kids go wild.
When: Saturdays and Sundays, 10am to 4pm (Root 44); Sundays 10am – 3pm (Blaauwklippen)
– TEXT BY SAUL LIPCHIK
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This article was originally published by Singapore Press Holdings.