Joburg is an amazing city to live in; great weather, fab restaurants, and an intangible pulse. But we’ve always had something missing… a proper food market that not only serves as a shopping destination but also as a delightful day out.
Enter Neighbourgoods Market. Finally! Cape Town has been spoilt for years with the market at The Old Biscuit Mill, and now Joburgers also get a foodie spoil in Braamfontein each Saturday.
Located on the first and second levels of a building in the city, this market boasts a selection of Cpt regulars as well as some Jozi producers. Expect to find everything from fresh produce, flowers, artisanal beers, handmade chocolates, cheeses, cured hams, clothing, jewelry and a vast selection of prepared-on-the-spot food stalls.
What sets the Jozi version apart from Cpt is ample seating and more space, with long wooden tables and benches on both levels and clever sitting stations around the outside (designed by Dokter and Misses) it really makes for a fabulous day out. Whether you choose to buy bits and pieces to create your own snack platter, or try different offerings from the food vendors, there is something for everyone.
Get there early (before 10 am) to ensure you get a prime seat outside on the roof, start your day with a Bloody Mary and work your way through the stalls – and remember to pick up some fresh bread and cheese to take home.
I can see it becoming a Joburg intuition… we’ll certainly be back (several times).
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