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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.