Friday, April 15, 2011

To market, to market…

I happen to love markets, especially foodie ones, and there seems to be a market boom in our beloved mzansi.

There happen to be two awesome markets happening tomorrow!

Designer Easter Market on Waterkant Street
Designer/artisan market at the Freeworld Design Centre on Waterkant Street.

It promises a wonderful vibe and loads of awesome hand-crafted gifts.
“Following the runaway success of its Christmas market in December 2010, the historic Evangelical Lutheran Church circa 1780, the oldest operating church in Cape Town, and Freeworld Coatings, South Africa’s leading coatings company, will jointly host another designer artisan market on the Saturday before Easter. This event will take place on 16 April at the Freeworld Design Centre premises along Cape Town’s Fan Walk, with the market in the courtyard that lies between Freeworld Coatings and the church. There is no cost to attend the market.”

New City Bowl Foodie Market

To rival the ol’ Neighbour Goods Market, this new food market, located in an old building on 14 Hope Street promises to be the new Saturday morning hot spot. Expect: A main hall with lofty ceilings, where they plan to show black and white movies and place a few tables at which marketgoers can eat and drink. Upstairs, overlooking the main market area, there’s an area for chilling and having a few drinks. Outside, to one side, there’s a secure grassy section just for kids, and on the opposite end of the building a lovely area, complete with small pool (not for swimming) which they plan to use for braaiing and hanging out away from the general market hubbub. (9am-2pm)

I’m going to try getting to both tomorrow, so expect an update. Thanks to Mothercityliving and various posters around CT for keeping me, er, posted.

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