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Address: 245 Main Street | 012 Central, Johannesburg 2094, South Africa
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Johannesburg's leading food and design Market, set in the prestigious Arts...

Johannesburg's leading food and design Market, set in the prestigious Arts on Main complex which houses some of Johannesburg's leading Galeries and artist studios. A must see to experience the inner city rejuvenation of Johannesburg. Picnic under the olive trees while enjoying Ethiopian, Moroccan, Chinese, Italian and  Indian Food. Don't miss the Bunny Chows, Boerie Rolls and Snoek on Roosterbrood. These typical South African dishes will make sure you leave with a real flavor of what South Africa has to offer. Every Sunday from 10am to 3pm and every first Thursday of the month from 7pm till 11pm.

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Jewel in a rejuvenating city

My Family and I ventured into the city center with little expectations only to be delighted by this oasis of food and culture. The market starts at 10h00 we arrived at about... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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38 reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

My Family and I ventured into the city center with little expectations only to be delighted by this oasis of food and culture. The market starts at 10h00 we arrived at about 11h15, which was great as it only started getting busy after 13h00. A wide variety of food on offer. Spend some time walking thru the local works of... More 

Thank Antonds1964
Durban, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

I absolutely loved the variety and quality of food, drinks and goods for sale. This place is a lovely example of the diversity and skill we have in South Africa. It's a bit pricey but worth the visit.

Thank candace15
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

The Market on Main is the place to go on Sunday! If you like Neighborgoods Market, then the same vendors and more are here. Good food and worth exploring. Make this a part of you Joburg tour.

Thank The_Homesick_Nomad
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We tried all the Johannesburg markets during our two weeks and this one was our favourite. A beautiful space, not as crowded as Neighbourgoods, not as empty and sad as the market at sheds at 1fox, good athmosphere. Upstairs a lot of stalls and shops with art and fashion, downstairs an excellent variety of food. And the market even spreads... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Spent a few hours here eating good food, watching a group of 3 men perform and buying arts and craft at open stalls

Thank chichi n
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Really great place to hang out, shop and eat on a Sunday. Lovely design shops, street traders and musicians, plus lots of fabulous food choices. Really recommend.

Thank Rachael B
London, UK
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Reviewed 30 November 2016

Very easy, pleasant afternoon thing to do. Eat a little, shop a little, drink a little. A nice mix of independent tradesmen and more professional outlets. Exotically Divine was awesome!

Thank shaunism
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Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Another great place to spend a morning. There are crafts, fashion, food and the unique vibe of different cultures and people. There's great music, unique fashion items and crafts. Go early if you want to avoid the crowds and take time to stroll through all the different stalls before you decide what you want to eat. Most of the stalls... More 

Thank Rya-Mari M
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

Hubby and I recently visited Market on Main in the Maboneng Precinct (in the heart of Jhb's CBD). We were pleasantly surprised. The area is quite safe with plenty visible policing, provided you go at the right time (i.e. when the market is active) and provided you stick to the streets immediately surrounding the market (i.e. don't venture down a... More 

Thank Shay_Jhb
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

The whole area (Maponeng District) has eclectic little shops and pubs that are worth investigating. I have not done them all, as yet. The Market on Main is housed in an old mill house, downstairs is the food area and upstairs the arts and crafts. The food fare on offer is superb and of such a variety that all tastes... More 

Thank WaynePozarycki

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