We love a good market especially when it involves a mix of local arts and crafters, boutique designers and some of the best food stalls in town.

That’s why we decided to round up a list of our eight favourite markets to visit in Joburg:

The Linden Market

The Linden Market, found at the Botanical Gardens on 45 Thomas Bowler Street in Emmarentia, is all about showcasing beautifully crafted products to support the local community. From vintage to artisinal and exclusive, the market aims at creating a unique platform for local designers, food vendors and shop owners. Choosing only the finest quality brands, the selection process is quite lengthy, which is why the market is only open every few months. The next market takes place on Saturday 2 September from 9am until 5pm. www.thelindenmarket.com

Things To Do: Top 9 Favourite Markets To Visit In Joburg
The Linden Market is located at the Botanical Gardens in Emmarentia

Hazel Food Market

Although not really in Joburg, the Hazel Food Market is Pretoria’s very own Neighbourgoods market. Open every Saturday in the Greenlyn Village Centre, this market is home to some of the freshest produce the capital has to offer. The market includes food vendors of artisan coffee, Persian pastries, Belgian waffles and French crepes and tons of other delicious cuisine from around the world. So, take a drive out to Pretoria and make a day of it. www.hazelfoodmarket.co.za

Things To Do: Top 9 Favourite Markets To Visit In Joburg
One of the food stalls on offer at Hazel Food Market

Field Market

Nestled under trees at the Field and Study Park, corner 14th street and Louise Avenue in Parkmore, the Field Market is a relatively new market to hit Sandton and is only open on the second Saturday of every month. With an offering of food and beverage stalls, local handcrafted goods and live music, it’s a sure way to spend a fun afternoon in the park with friends and family. The market is open from 10am to 3pm although some food stalls set up shop from 9am. There is a parking fee of R10 per car at the main parking field and all proceeds are donated to the Friends of the Field & Study to assist them with the maintenance and improvement of the park. Entrance is free. www.fieldmarket.co.za

Things To Do: Top 9 Favourite Markets To Visit In Joburg
The Field Market is located in Parkmore on the second Saturday of every month

Bryanston Organic Market

Open every Thursday and Saturday from 9am to 3pm, the Bryanston Organic Market has been a firm favourite for market-goers and Bryanston residents. Not only is there a selection of organic and natural food stands, but there’s also an array of arts and crafts to choose from, with everything being handmade, produced or manufactured in South Africa. Local is definitely ‘lekker’ at this market! www.bryanstonorganicmarket.co.za

Things To Do: Top 9 Favourite Markets To Visit In Joburg
Locally crafted goods are sold at Bryanston market

Neigbourgoods Market

Probably the first market of its kind in Joburg, Neighbourgoods in Braamfontein has become the most popular place to spend a Saturday morning or afternoon, where you’ll get to indulge in gourmet snacks, sweet treats and a variety of craft drinks. Plus, there’s also a craft market on the rooftop of the building that sells locally handmade goods and products. So, once you’re done feasting on all the food, make your way upstairs for some retail therapy and enjoy the live music and social setting. www.neighbourgoodsmarket.co.za

Things To Do: Top 9 Favourite Markets To Visit In Joburg
A ramen bowl from Neighbourgoods market

Market On Main

Maboneng Precinct comes alive on the weekends, especially on Sundays thanks to the Market On Main that’s held each Sunday. Situated inside the Arts On Main building in downtown Joburg, the market offers visitors a range of food, design and arts stalls. Expect delicious cakes, vintage clothing, china stalls and photography exhibitions. Plus, they also host a night market every month so keep an eye on their Facebook page and website for more information. www.marketonmain.co.za

Things To Do: Top 9 Favourite Markets To Visit In Joburg
Handmade arts and crafts and accessories are found at Market on Main

Fourways Farmers Market

If for whatever reason you’ve missed Neighbourgoods on a Saturday, then don’t fret, because the Fourways Farmers Market on Sundays features similar, if not the same, food stalls. So dress warm and get there before noon as this market fills up quickly. They also offer tons of entertainment for families and kids. P.s. Fourways Farmers Market have extended their hours from 9am to 4pm every Sunday. www.ffmarket.co.za

Things To Do: Top 9 Favourite Markets To Visit In Joburg
The guys from Sumting Fresh are doing their thing every Sunday at Fourways Farmers Market

Rosebank Sunday Market

The Rosebank Sunday Market is bigger and better than ever before and is home to some of the best craft stalls and gourmet food traders in the country. Visitors can look forward to arts, electronics, and locally sourced products as well as tasty treats, unusual antiques and vintage clothing, all while enjoying exceptional views of the Johannesburg skyline. www.rosebanksundaymarket.co.za

Things To Do: Top 9 Favourite Markets To Visit In Joburg
Rosebank Sunday Market offers handmade goods like these hand painted t-shirts.

Blubird Wholefood Market

The Blubird Wholefood Market features an intimate gathering of vendors at the Blubird Shopping Centre in Birnam, north of Joburg. From mouthwatering pastries to homemade jams, imported cheeses to olive oils and exotic sweets to spicy appetizers, you’re bound to find something delicious to take home with you at this food market. www.blubird.co.za

Things To Do: Top 9 Favourite Markets To Visit In Joburg
Freshly baked croissants on offer at Blubird Wholefood Market in Birdhaven

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