The Jozi Food Market
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The 'Soho-type village' of nearby Parkhurst has many choice restaurants/eateries to choose from in 1 street – 4th Avenue.
The Jozi Food Market is accessibly located on the grounds of a Johannesburg sports club, minutes from the well-known row of restaurants in the trendy northern suburb of Greenside. It’s an intimate market you can work your way through in half an hour, if pushed; alternatively, take a morning to really taste and discover all the products.
The emphasis, above all, is on things homemade, using exceptional products. This is where you find upmarket, quality treats at affordable prices.
The Jozi Food Market boasts quite a few standout stalls. Look for the honey table with its eco-friendly raw (unpasteurised) honey provided by a registered beekeeper. The homemade bacon table sells arguably the best pork pies in Johannesburg, and there is a jam stall with lemon curd that is beyond grandma’s best.
Also look for the table with refreshing cordials – organic and homebrewed – and ask to taste till you find what you like (the pomegranate is impressive). The Polish gentleman with his Eastern European smoked sausages and biltong choices is all about quality snacks packed with flavour. The bread stand has loaves bursting with seeds, grains and crusts that pack some serious crunch.
Food markets in South Africa have become more than just shopping venues. Families, couples and foodies support them because they offer entertainment, good food and quality products in 1 spot.
At the Jozi Food Market, take the time to enjoy a breakfast of fresh coffee matched with a croissant, pain au chocolat or Belgian waffle. After your extensive explorations you’ll be needing lunch, so find the gourmet sandwich stand, the outfit that sells country pasties, or that chap with the pork pies.
There are a few fresh-produce, books and crafts stalls, but this market is mainly about glorious food. It’s the ideal market to fill up your baskets for the weekend.
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Who to contact
Jozi Food Market
Tel: +27 (0)76 469 8995