The Five Best Weekend Markets in Cape Town



There's nothing we look forward to more, than the weekend market opening up. A break from the formal setting of sit down restaurants, the food markets everywhere offer you a chance to sample top quality food items and drinks with friends in a relaxed setting.


Food markets are plentiful in Cape Town and a few of them are open every day of the week instead of just the weekend. There's something available for every taste and flavor locally produced in South Africa in virtually every neighborhood within the city.


Here’s a look at just some of the markets worth a visit in Cape Town


1.V&A Waterfront Food Market



Located right on Cape Town's famous Waterfront, the V&A food market is open 7 days a week from 10am to 7pm. With everything from Mediterranean wraps at Vagabond to Hungarian-styled pizzas at Stack That, this leading street food experience is all you need to satisfy your taste buds in Cape Town.


2.Old Biscuit Mill



This place is considered an event within itself over the weekend. Open only Saturdays between 9am and 2pm, the Old Biscuit Mill is located in central Woodstock and serves up fresh products and gourmet goodies every weekend! With clothing, home goods and accessory stands available, you can do all of your weekend shopping here. The Old Biscuit Mill is stacked with great food, a live band and of course a refreshments bar, so kick back and enjoy the weekend at one of Cape Town's most famous markets.


3.Mojo Market




Similar to the V&A Food Market, the Mojo Market boasts a variety of stalls offering an array of delicious m street food, craft beer, baked goods, ice cream and more. The market is open seven days a week from mid-morning until early evening, which means there’s always time to pop by for a delicious meal after walking around in the heart of sea point!


4.Route 44



Located in Stellenbosch, Route 44 is the best place to grab breakfast and shop around in the heart of the Cape Winelands. Like the entire area of Stellenbosch, the market is surrounded by rolling vineyard and trees. They have available take home products and freshly baked goods perfect with a cup of coffee for early risers. This family friendly market hosts weekly live entertainment and a playground for children...plus dogs are welcome!


5.Stellebosch Slow Market



Also located within the Cape Winelands, the Stellenbosch Slow Market is one of the most popular markets within the entire Winelands area. Only open Sundays, the slow market has every stand imaginable for food, drinks, Currys, spices, and take home goods. The section of the tent that greets customers has an array of artisan crafts, fresh flowers, and skincare products available for purchase.



Cape Town has a ton of markets that cater to everyone. With trade venues specializing in great food, fresh produce, fine art, clothing and a local brewery, they have everything you need!