Food markets in Cape Town are a big thing, with markets of all types in virtually every neighbourhood across the city’s metro area. While most markets are closed during the COVID-19 lockdown, some have reopened up for business. The markets are allowing a limited number of patrons to shop at a time to help reduce the spread of the virus.
Neighbourgoods Market at the Biscuit Mill
Popular with tourists and locals, the Neighbourgoods Market in Salt River is simply known as The Biscuit Mill market, and serves up fresh products and delectable gourmet goodies every Saturday. The Biscuit Mill will be re-opening the Saturday market on 1 August under a new directive. They will present a freshly curated, producer-oriented trading community in a revamped, safe and accommodating environment. Expect a convenient and streamlined shopping experience.
Oranjezicht City Farm Market
Affectionately known as the organic market, the Oranjezicht City Farm Market adjacent to the V&A Waterfront is one of the most popular ways to spend a weekend morning in Cape Town. Under Level 3 lockdown regulation, visitors will only be permitted under a restrictive health and safety protocol and only if they have specific reasons for needing to enter the farm. Casual, leisure visitors coming solely to enjoy being present on the farm will not be permitted at this time.
The market is popular for its 200 stalls, each offering something different, from bric-a-brac, collectables and antiques to simple everyday domestic tools and affordable houseplants. It’s open under lockdown 3 regulations. No mask no entry and temperature checks will be done on patrons. Market officials will also ensure social distancing rules are adhered to.
Market at the Barn
The Market at the Barn is a weekly market inside a barn on a farm just outside Durbanville on the R302. Expect live entertainment, crafts and games for everyone. There are a variety of vendors, from arts and crafts and clothing to food and health.