Hazel Food Market
Food markets are what dreams are made of. The Hazel Food Market is at the top of our list of cool markets to check out in Pretoria. We’re talking gourmet sandwiches and craft beer made with attention to detail. Patrons can expect the spiciest North Indian food, pancakes for days and even a paella stand. There’s a sand art section for the kids, booze stalls for the adults and ample of space for everyone. The Hazel Food Market has over 60 stalls, ensuring that there’s something for everyone.
When most people still sleep on a Saturday morning, the Pretoria Boeremark is already a bustle of activity where exhibitors set up their stalls and fill them up with fresh vegetables, fruits, meat, pastries and beautiful craft items. After shopping, it’s time to visit coffee bars to pick and choose your favourite treats and concoctions. Grab a pancake, a dairy casserole or porridge and kaiings and relax a while. All in all, the Pretoria Boeremark is a market by the people for the people.
Art, music, food, fashion and design meet to form the Markets@theSheds. There is something for everyone at this award-winning market: arts and crafts, reggae music and fancy food. You can find this top-notch Pretoria market at the 012 Central – that fancy new hipster hangout in the P-Town CBD. This market will give those markets found in Joburg a run for their money. The ambience draws a diverse group of people from all walks of life: fashionistas, art lovers, foodies, musicians, shopaholics, tourists, explorers, trendsetters and socialites of all ages.
Hatfield Flea Market
The top spot to find unique antiques would be the Hatfield Flea Market. The market is home to more than 200 stalls, selling everything from unique decorative items and furniture to sparkling accessories and handmade African crafts.
Waenhuiskrans Farm Market
At Waenhuiskrans they aim to show stalls with fresh food, vegetables, handmade items and beautiful clothes. This stalwart of a Pretoria market takes place every Saturday from 08:00 to 14:00. Bring the kids and family and relax with the crowd.
By far one of the coolest markets in Pretoria, the Cowhouse Market is set down a long, dusty road inside a, you guessed it, cow house. This massive market has something for everyone – from thrift store clothes to vetkoek and mince. With live music and over 42 stalls, the owners have made sure to have a wide variety of food, drink, entertainment and craft stalls available. The Cowhouse gives back to the community by donating a percentage of their bottled water profit to Club 21 School and great effort has been taken to recycle water used during their festive duck race in order to create a sustainable and conscious event.
Pretoria Banting Market
Being a banter takes dedication, and a good supply of decent banting foods and food ingredients. The Pretoria Banting Market provides all things banting in one simple space. The aim of the banting food market is to put the consumer in contact with the producer and to provide local, fresh, quality produce. This outdoor market in Pretoria is the go-to spot for those keen on losing weight in a tasty way… Hey, who are we to argue with a programme that actually works.
The official Pretoria Fresh Produce Market can be found a stone’s throw away from the city’s CBD. The Tshwane Fresh Produve Market is a unique centre where fresh produce is traded to the mutual benefit of suppliers, buyers and consumers. It provides efficient and cost-effective infrastructure and services that comply with international standards. Note that this market is not a chilled Saturday afternoon type of thing but more of a serious deal. It’s the kind of place where you go to buy fresh produce in bulk. We like it because it’s a great place to get fruit and veg on the cheap.
Set in a secret garden dedicated to the Pretoria market scene, The Collection is your go-to place for all things artisan. Be it food or handmade goods, this is one market that stands out above the rest. From its vintage-themed sports pub to the ducks in its pond, there is something soothing about this venue. The Collection is a market venue in the sense that it hosts many different markets, which adds a fresh flavour to the local bazaar scene. Check their website to stay up to date with what’s going down at the Collection. To boot, they host night markets as well.
Kimiad Family Market
The most chilled way to end a weekend is at the Kimiad Family Market. At this top-notch Pretoria market you will find cold beer, tasty Indian food, organic veggies, rust wire decor and American-style food trucks. With over 30 vendors there truly is something for everyone. The Kimiad Family Market has been growing strong since its inception in 2016 and has quickly turned into one of Pretoria’s favourite markets.