Cape Town: A Guide to Lifestyle Markets

19 June 2018
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Lifestyle markets have recently become a trend in the Mother City and they all have such distinctive features and appeal to every different individual. Most commonly found are food markets, from freshly prepared food, organic fruit and vegetables to confectionery treats. You will also find art and craft markets, antiques and collectibles, clothing and more. Here is a list of some of Cape Town's most popular lifestyle markets worth seeing the next time you visit the city. 

City Bowl Market on Hope

Located in the vibrant city center, the City Bowl on Hope market is most definitely a "to be" spot on a Thursday for a chilled evening. The market features live music, tasty nibbles and of course, fine wines and craft beer. Live music performances take place between 6.30 pm and 8.30 pm, adding to the vibrant atmosphere and providing exciting local talent with an opportunity to shine.

Old Biscuit Mill

A vibrant, warm-hearted little village in the heart of Woodstock where talented people come together to share, collaborate and show off their heartfelt passion. The Mill is home today and night markets, dynamic office space, a range of workshops and designer stores, delicious farm stalls, decadent restaurants as well as an inspiring line-up of festivals and productions. Come and explore the Mill and meet some of South Africa’s most talented, innovative designers, artists, photographers, and connoisseurs of fine taste and décor.

Cape Point Vineyards Community Market

Located on the Southern Peninsula, in Noordhoek, The Cape Point Vineyards Community Market is not only located in a special place but make a perfect spot for a fun family day out. At this market, you will enjoy fine wines while kids can enjoy frolicking in the play areas, both outdoor and indoor. The markets is frequented by Masterchef SA judge Peter Goffe-Wood, and Cape Point Vineyards’ resident chef, Jonathan Gargan, making a place to be every Thursday.

Vegan Goods Market

"Be kind to every kind" as their saying goes, the Vegan Goods Market is one of a kind. Located in Plumstead, it is a monthly market aimed at promoting sustainability and planet-friendly practices. Here, you will be taken aback with several different treats and good that are 100% vegan friendly. It is a perfect opportunity to indulge in meat and dairy free treats like ice-cream, health and beauty products and much more. 

Alphen Antiques & Collectibles Market

This fortnight market is were you will find the rarest and precious treasure and collectibles. Whether you are a dealer or decorator, or merely a lover of the finer things in life, you surely will find something for yourself. From watches, jewellery, medals, coins, rare porcelain, art to smaller pieces of furniture, cutlery, crockery, you will find it all at Schoenstatt Catholic Retreat and Conference Centre.


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