Artisanal food markets in South Africa have become more than just shopping venues. Families, couples and foodies support them because they offer entertainment, good food and quality products in one spot. Top quality artisanal produce is not only available at markets but can also be found by visiting the producers at their farms or shops.
Here are just a few of our favourite places to find the best artisanal produce South Africa has to offer:
Regarded as South Africa’s culinary capital, visitors to the Franschhoek Wine Valley will be spoilt for choice as they can now include in their trip a sampling of the Valley’s finest artisanal and fresh produce.
The Franschhoek Artisan Food Route affords visitors to this internationally acclaimed wine and food producing region the opportunity to treat their taste buds to some of the finest olives, cheeses, charcuterie and artisanal breads our country has to offer.
The Morning Trade Market is Durban’s weekly source of farm fresh ingredients and artisan goods situated at 15 Station Drive, Durban. Sundays: 8am – 1pm.
The Morning Trade Market is enticing the palates of Durbanites with a range of locally produced fare every Sunday. Although the city already has the Fresh Fair Market in Westville, Shongweni Farmers Market in Assegay and the Essenwood Craft Market in Morningside, the Morning Trade is the only city-located weekly artisanal food market.
Visit this market at Arts On Main in Johannesburg to see a fine collection of authentic Gauteng artisanal food producers. Sundays: 8am – 1pm.
From raw chocolate to artisan roasted coffee to Persian-influenced cordials, and more. The craft food revolution is starting to happen in Jozi and it is headquartered right here in the Maboneng Precinct.
Visit this original gourmet market between 09:00 and 14:00 every Saturday at The Old Biscuit Mill for fresh vegetables, seafood, gourmet goodies, artisan breads, organic ciders and the best coffee in town. Arrive early to avoid the rush at this popular festive market.