This wonderful market features over 100 specialty stalls every Saturday, creating a space for local farmers, fine-food purveyors, organic merchants, bakers, artisan producers, celebrated local chefs, young designers and artists to share their creations.
The market is housed in an old sky-lit brick warehouse and courtyard at the Old Biscuit Mill in the industrial neighbourhood of Woodstock, Cape Town.
It's one of those places that tourists and local enjoy alike. It has grown substantially since it first opened with coffee shops and restaurants as well. A great place to have lunch and buy some cool, original things- not a fake Gucci bag in site! It does get very busy and things like the freshly baked breads sell out quickly so come early - definitely by 10 am as it closes around 2pm. One of my favourite things to do on a Saturday morning. Be sure to check out the ever changing photography exhibition of local photographers work.
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Get your gourmet on at the Neighbourhood Goods market
The highlight of Cape Town's hipster Woodstock district is its Saturday market, held in The Old Biscuit Mill. Every artisan baker, butcher, brewer, chocolatier and coffeemaker in the city has a stall there, and with more than 90 vendors all offering serious quality food it's almost impossible to decide what to have for lunch. There's only one option – get there for breakfast and snack all the way through the morning.
There is a great selection of international food and drink at the Neighbourgoods Market in Woodstock (Saturdays, 9am-2pm), from Belgian waffles, burgers, bratwurst, and thin-crust pizza, to craft beer, fresh fruit smoothies, tea, and coffee. After your first wander through the food tent, you're sure to commit to coming back another weekend to try something you missed. My favorite eat? It sounds silly, but, I love the bagels. It's hard to find a good bagel in Cape Town, even at the grocery store, so this is where I stock up. There are benches and old doors repurposed as table tops to sit and relax (and people watch—this market draws all types!).
Saturday mornings at the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock are reserved for one of Cape Town´s most popular gourmet food markets, the Neighbourgoods Market. A wide variety of artisanal food and produce is available, representing the 4 corners of the world but with a particularly South African flavour. It´s definitely a good idea to get there early because by lunch time the place is packed with people and food stalls will be close to sold out, if not already packing up.
Make like a local and go to The Old Biscuit Mill on Saturdays
Indulge in local eats, enjoy great music, and shop indie at The Old Biscuit Mill's Neighborgoods Market on Saturdays. This Delicious Smoked Salmon and Poached Egg on a bed of Hash Browns was DIVINE. Smoked salmon is very popular in Cape Town and this combination hit the spot. There are many food vendors selling unique sandwiches, juices, rooibos iced teas, and delicious bites to give you energy to do some shopping. A lot of locals come here to socialize, hear live music, and get some fresh produce as well. There is also a set up of clothing and accessories independent vendors if you are interested in wearing true Cape Town-designed flare. A MUST-DO in Cape Town!