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Wass Skincare produces natural products for all skin types and they're often seen at local markets |Courtesy of The Neighbourgoods Market
Wass Skincare produces natural products for all skin types and they're often seen at local markets |Courtesy of The Neighbourgoods Market

10 Best Markets in Johannesburg

Picture of Carina Claassens
Updated: 31 May 2017

These ten Johannesburg markets offer a fantastic alternative shopping experience, whether it’s fresh produce you’re after or trendy, locally produced clothing or décor items.

1 Fox Market Shed

1 Fox Market Shed is open every weekend and visitors spend hours enjoying the live music, craft drinks, and delicious food. Unique items are also on sale, including wall art, clothing, and jewelry. Don’t forget to grab a cold one at the local craft brewery, Mad Giant, situated next to the market venue.

Location:

14 Alexander Street, Ferreiras Dorp

1 Fox Market Shed exterior

1 Fox market is open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays and hosts a night market on the last Friday of each month |Courtesy of 1 Fox Market Shed

Bryanston Organic Market

The Bryanston Organic Market is open on Thursdays and Saturdays and is perfect for picking up your weekly fresh produce—from eggs and milk to baked goods. The market also sells art, jewelry, clothing, and offer specialist services, like crystal and glass repairs.

Location:

40 Culross Road, Bryanston

Fourways Farmer’s Market

Locals flock to this popular market on every Sunday to meet for breakfast and get their hands on the best local, fresh produce. The market is all about food and visitors are spoilt for choice as craft beers, confectionary, honey, artisanal baked goods, and much more is on offer. Although this is mainly a food market, there’s also a wide range of beautiful art and décor pieces to choose from.

Fourways Farmer's Market

The market is a great alternative to shopping at a supermarket |Courtesy of Fourways Farmer’s Market

Location:

1 William Nicol Drive & Montecasino Boulevard

Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair

The Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair is an annual market held towards the end of each year on the Hyde Park Corner center’s rooftop. Visitors to this high-end market can expect trendy, locally produced décor items, fashion, jewelry, skin care products, and much more. The best restaurants and food trucks in the country are also there to tantalise your tastebuds.

Location:

Jan Smuts & William Nicol Drive, Hyde Park

Linden Market

The Linden Market is situated at the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens in Emmarentia and the setting itself is enough reason to visit. The pop-up market showcases beautiful local products, and is the ideal place to grab a unique gift.

Location:

24 Louw Geldenhuys Drive, Emmarentia

Ceramics at the Linden Market

Find locally sourced décor items at the Linden Market |Courtesy of the Linden Market

27 Boxes

27 Boxes is a permanent market space in Melville, open seven days a week. The market is housed in old containers, adding to its quirky look and feel. Pop in for trendy clothing stores, food, and more. For a fun night out visit one of the night markets often hosted by 27 Boxes, or alternatively, visit them during the day and prepare to be blown away by the unique products on hand.

Location:

75 4th Avenue, Melville

Market on Main

Market on Main, set in the trendy Maboneng Precinct, takes place every Sunday and it’s best to get there early to ensure you grab a spot under the trees before it fills up. The bustling market sells everything from food to locally designed and manufactured décor, clothing, and jewelry, and is set on the Arts on Main complex, which means there is creativity all around.

Location:

264 Fox Street, Maboneng

Market on Main night market

Market on Main’s night markets are not to be missed |Courtesy of Market on Main

Jozi Real Food Market

The Jozi Real Food Market is the place to be for foodies, and what’s more, the market is dog friendly. There’s ample seating space under the trees, ideal for spending a lazy morning, and the organic coffee is fantastic. There are also many stalls specializing in banting-friendly foods, so there really is something for everyone.

Location:

Pirates Sports Club, 25 Braeside Road, Greenside

Neighbourgoods Market

It’s safe to say that Neighbourgoods Market is one of the busiest spots in Johannesburg on a Saturday morning. Find the market in Braamfontein in a large building with a rooftop area where patrons spend hours soaking up the sun. There’s enough food to feed a village as well as beautifully crafted products.

Location:

73 Juta Street, Braamfontein

Pienaar & Son craft gin

Pienaar & Son craft gin sold at the market |Courtesy of Neighbourgoods Market

The Rosebank Sunday Market

The Rosebank Sunday Market, open every Sunday, is one of the most well-known markets in the city. The market is especially known for its selection of African craft. There’s live entertainment every last Sunday of the month as well as car-boot sales, where visitors are invited to sell their own goods from the boot of their cars.

Location:

50 Bath Avenue, Rosebank

Kuba cloth

Authentic Kuba cloth sold at the Rosebank market |© Chris Eason / Flickr