Dubbed the “Old Biscuit Mill” by locals (because it was formerly a biscuit factory), the award-winning Neighbourgoods Market in the now-trendy suburb of Woodstock should feature on your weekend itinerary if you’re after fresh, artisanal and locally sourced produce (and you like to people-watch).
A variety of specialty traders – farmers, fine-food purveyors, bakers, organic gardeners and grocers, mongers, butchers and celebrated local chefs – sell only the highest-quality produce and will educate you about what you’re buying, how it’s made and where the ingredients come from.
Despite its popularity, the market only happens on Saturdays between 9am and 2pm; but check their website for a calendar of seasonal events, festivals and live music. The surrounding boutiques, homeware shops, galleries and some of Cape Town’s top restaurants are worth exploring, specifically The Test Kitchen and The Pot Luck Club.
Good to know Dogs are welcome, provided they’re kept on a leash.