What could be a more enjoyable way to spend a lazy Saturday or Sunday than visiting one of the many food markets that are to be found in the various suburbs of our Cape Town? Although there are a few old established markets; the modern trend is for lifestyle and food markets which attract a new breed of customer; those seeking good quality fresh home produce. The Neighbourgoods market is situated in a historic Victorian era Biscuit factory warehouse just outside Cape Town city. This market is the largest of its type in Cape Town, and features more than 100 stalls which offer an almost bewildering range of home produce, artisan bakes, handmade cheeses, preserved meats, sausages, sushi and a wide variety of fine food and produce with the emphasis on fresh organic foods and locally produced specialties. To enhance the experience, there are wines on offer from boutique wine estates as well as micro-breweries to enjoy with your choice of things to eat. in order to be able to find parking, it is best to visit early. Location: The Old biscuit mill 373-375 Albert Street Woodstock, Cape Town every Saturday 9 am to 2 pm The Earth Fair Market, Tokai has become the choice of those living in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town. This market is much smaller, but the number and variety of stalls has been carefully chosen and limited by the organizer. On entry one has the beguiling choice of fresh vegetable or fruit juices as well as a choice specialty beers and wine from the rustic bar. There are plenty of tables and chairs and even bales of hay to can sit and enjoy a meal or a snack. There is no formality, and no one minds if you take an empty place at their table- you may even make new friends. There is a delectable range of home produced delicacies on offer, including a selection of tasty pies, farm cheeses, bbq meat and kebabs including specialty sausages, fresh and smoked fish, organic and farm fresh produce, artisan breads cakes and cookies, olives and preserves, gourmet pizza and crepes and even curries. Local friends and families enjoy gathering to share a meal or snack in an informal environment. At the bbq stall one may find the choice of Kudu burger or wildebeest kebab with apricots. There is plenty of safe parking and the market is always busy, but not too crowded. Location: South Palms center, (next to Builders Warehouse in Tokai Main Rd; Open Wednesdays 3-8 pm, and Saturdays 9am-2pm Triangle Square market: Noordhoek/Sun Valley. This food market serves the so called “Deep South of the Cape Town peninsula. In the mall, protected from the wind and weather, one will find an enticing range of fresh and organic produce, freshly baked pies, cakes and cookies, rustic breads, delicious homemade filled pastas, olives and olive products including delicious Tapenade, smoked fish and pates, relishes and chutneys, and even a platter of Middle Eastern meze. This market is within strolling distance of our self-catering cottages, and we encourage our guests to enjoy the fine food and produce on offer. Deck builders Cape May NJ Location: Sun Valley Mall, Noordhoek; Saturdays from 9 am to 2 pm. Long Beach Mall, Noordhoek. Kalk Bay Fresh Etc Market is a smaller market situated in a romantic double story community building, dating back to 1906. It has only about 25 stalls and has an attractive position overlooking the sea as well as a convenient, large parking lot. The range includes organic farm produce, preserves and fresh home products, and local specialties such as the spicy curries and Biryanis made popular by the Cape Malay community. The center’s spacious balcony offers a great opportunity to look out for whales in the bay opposite while enjoying your food and perhaps to make new friends. Even if the market is small, you will enjoy the wide range of restaurants, galleries and collectible shops that line the Victorian fronted main Road of Kalk Bay and you can easily be enticed to spend the day. Location: Community Centre, Kalk Bay, Cape Town; 3rd Sunday of every month from 10am to 3 pm Simonstown Lifestyle Market at Southern Right hotel: This recently opened market offers arts, crafts, home bakes, produce, preserves and clothing, and is located behind the brightly painted Victorian hotel known as the Southern Right- after the whales frequent the shores of Cape Town during the winter and spring. Once you have done with the market, why not enjoy a meal of local fish or seafood on the hotel’s outdoor deck and enjoy the spectacular view of False Bay. Location Southern Right hotel and restaurant, just off main road, Simonstown, Saturdays 9:30 am to 3 pm

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