Irene Market voted best weekend market in Jozi

21st Aug 2012 at 4:30 pm

Joburg’s Choice of Best Weekend Market

You voted for your top weekend markets in Jozi and we set about putting them to the test to see which one stood out above the rest. See if your favourite weekend market was voted Joburg’s Choice of Best Weekend Market!
Who was in the running?

– Neighbourgoods Market

– Irene Village Market
– Jozi Food Market
– Market on Main
– Bryanston Organic & Natural Market

As vetted by our panel the results for Joburg’s Choice of Best Weekend Market are as follows:

3. Irene Village Market:

Located on the shady grounds of the Smuts House Museum, about 40 kilometres north of Johannesburg, the Irene Village Market is a great place for a family outing. Held on the second and last Saturday of every month, the market offers ample guarded parking, safe kids’ entertainment, a tea garden, numerous food stalls and over 300 exhibits with wares ranging from art and craft to clothing, delicacies, antiques, flowers and curio.

2. Neighbourgoods Market:

Neighbourgoods is a super popular Saturday hangout, and for very good reason! The food market serves up delicious fare and you’ll always find something to take home with you in your handbag/pocket. Grab a delicious cocktail or a craft beer and spend the afternoon being chic and stylish on the roof of the market.

1. Market on Main:

Market on Main came out top of the pops with all 3 judges in our panel. We loved the layout of the market and the general vibe is unlike any market in Jozi. There’s just so much to see and do at Market on Main – from the food market (with its mouthwateringly tasty eats), to the art exhibition, to salsa dancing on the roof – you can spend a whole day exploring its every nook and cranny.

We also tried:

Jozi Food Market

Our panel also paid a visit to the Jozi Food Market and we were particularly underwhelmed. The outdoor artisans’ market offers fresh food to customers as an alternative to the canned, preservative filled produce on supermarket shelves. However the market misses the mark when compared to the other ultra-slick operations we visited. It feels thrown together and doesn’t have the same pizzazz as our top 3 contenders.