Support local and visit these markets in Cape Town
Yes we’re in a pandemic but no, it doesn’t mean we stop supporting the city’s handful of small local businesses.
Cape Town markets where you can support small businesses
Markets call for a time to get your hands on goodies that grab your attention as you browse through everything crafty, flavorsome and characterful. We round up some of the capes exuberant markets for you to check out and support.
Oranjezicht City Farm Market
If you’re looking for fresh seasonal produce to stock up on, Oranjezicht City Farm Market in Granger Bay V&A Waterfront is just the place for that. The market runs every Saturday and Sunday morning and features a colourful display of fresh veggies, herbs, fruits, bread as well as ethically produced treats and meats. Their artisanal cooked meals at their food stalls serve a mouth-watering variety of niblings to choose from for all palates.
Blue Bird Garage Market
A sense of camaraderie, enjoyment and warm community is how most describe Muizenberg’s Blue Bird Garage Market. As the meeting grounds for friends, family and chatty couples, the market and its bohemian flair invites you on a Friday evening to experience over 40-odd vendors some of which are artists, bakers, brewers, candle-makers and many more talented folk in the seaside suburb.
Vegan Goods Market
This initiative encourages the support of small local businesses while focusing on sustainability and planet-friendly practices. A day at a Vegans Goods Market probably sounds something like: green lawns, like-minded folk chatting, kiddies running around with a good flow of cruelty-free foods and drinks to mend over.
Elgin Railway Market
Step into a reinvention of an old apple warehouse upscaled into the Elgin indoor market. Something like an architectural dream Elgin railway market boasts the atmosphere of art with its elaborate metal-way aisles, high ceilings and large lanterns. Avail yourself to an afternoon of food, drinks, clothing, as well as music which runs all weekend.
Founded by entrepreneurial duo Justin Rhodes and Cameron Munro, some say Neighourgoods Market launched the market culture we now see around Cape Town. It’s become a vibey hang out spot for Cape Town’s creatives (and our curious tourists) to connect over things they collectively resonate with whether it’s over a crisp ice-cold craft beer or a freshly blended strawberry juice.
Blaauwklippen Family Market
Take a trip out to one of South Africa’s most picturesque wine estates and experience the Blaauwklippen Family Market. Placing sustainable farming and food production at the forefront of it all, the market’s seasonal focus is to give visitors a green experience with their local and organic produce and goods.