Please note: Do not forget to wear your face mask, keep your distance and have some hand sanitiser handy when visiting these markets. If you’re not wearing a mask, you will not be allowed to enter. Also, there will be a limit as to how many people may enter each of the markets (COVID-19 rules and regulations states 500 pax).
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, drink stalls for the adults and ample space for everyone. Don’t forget to suss out the arts, crafts and culture elements of the market too! Also, they have relocated and will be hosting their grand re-opening on 07 November 2020 from 08:00 to 14:00!
While most people are still sleeping on a Saturday morning, the Pretoria Boeremark is already a bustle of activity. This is 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.
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 lots of various stalls to explore, the owners have made sure to have a wide variety of food, drink, entertainment and craft goodies available. Be sure to stop by and enjoy the atmosphere on Saturdays and Sundays. Visit their Facebook page to keep up to date with the latest markets and news.
Busstop7 Open Air Market
The newest market on the Pretoria markets scene is Busstop7! Taking place every Saturday between 08:00 to 16:00, visitors will thoroughly enjoy good food, live performances and entertainment for all ages at their relaxing countryside setting. Browse, sample and shop your way through over 150 stalls, offering everything from fresh cut flowers, organic fruit and veg, home baked breads, cheeses, free range eggs and raw honey to bespoke art, craft and décor, handcrafted jewellery, clothing and much more. There’s also a variety of fun activities perfect for the kids. Your furry four-legged kids are also welcome, but just be sure to have your plastic bag and leash on hand. There is a R20 entrance fee.
The Irene Good Mood Market
After months of lockdown, the Irene Good Mood Market at the Irene Village Mall is back! They relaunched in mid-October and plan to continue to bring visitors a relaxing evening filled with delectable food and refreshing drinks, plenty of arts and crafts, niche stalls and fabulous live entertainment. Be sure to keep a close eye on their Facebook page to stay in loop with the latest news, information, market dates and more. Do remember that if you don’t wear a mask to the market, you will not be allowed to enter.
Deep Roots Night Market
We’d also like to welcome back the Deep Roots Market! They will be reopening on 06 November 2020 from 16:00 to 22:00, bringing you an evening of good food, good music and fantastic vibes. The lineup on the reopening night will include performances by Ditaba (the band), Indie Dog, Soundwarmer and Gina Mabasa. For upcoming markets, be sure to follow them on Facebook to keep up to date with all the latest information. There will be strict health and safety practices in place.