In keeping with my rediscovery theme of yesterday… I also popped into the Neighbourgoods Market at the Old Biscuit Mill again last weekend. I haven’t been to this particular market in a very very looooooong time thanks to all the new markets which have popped up in and around the Mother City which needed to be explored. But from the massive crowd of people there it was clear to me that this one was this very much a Capetonian favourite. I had actually forgotten what a pretty market this one is and how much there is to see, sample & buy. It’s a little piece of retail heaven I tell ya.
The Neighbourgoods market has some of the most tempting food around, so it’s not really a diet friendly kind of place. This is where you leave your bikini plans at the door and just eat with abandon! Everything from cupcakes, tarts & macarons to freshly baked breads, homemade pies, paella (made in the biggest paella pans I’ve ever seen), flammkuchen (one of my favourite things on the planet), designer dogs, fragrant Asian dishes and much much more. You think it, they’ve got it.
A nice addition (this might give you a hint at exactly how long ago I actually last visited this market) is the craft market area outside. This wasn’t there the last time I was there, but everyone else was like “it’s been here like forever dumb ass”. OK, geeze. Or maybe it was there and I’m just really really unobservant. Also a strong possibility… hehe. Regardless, I loved it. There are lots of beautiful handmade things to check out, so it makes for a great gift shopping spot for sure.
- Opening Hours: Every Saturday 9:00 – 14:00 (doesn’t even matter if it’s raining, cause the market is safely under cover)
- Address: The Old Biscuit Mill, 373 Albert Road, Woodstock
This time round I certainly won’t take so long to do a return visit. Especially because I spotted a few new places nearby that I also want to check out. So this will be where I get my “exploration fuel” from.
See you there?