Bryanston Market is Joburg's original outdoor market, in existence for more than 40 years and still offering a superb range of organic goods and products in a relaxed environment. The market's delicious fresh produce, indigenous superfoods and homemade vegan and vegetarian foodstuffs are also available for delivery via the market's online shop.
From arts and crafts and health and wellness products to preservative-free and colourant-free home-baked goods, this is hands down one of the best places in Joburg to shop for local gifts with dozens of talented artisans producing unique handcrafted items from a range of materials using traditional techniques.
Delicious food stalls
Meera's dosa stall is a favourite market lunch stop with a range of authentic, freshly made vegan-friendly South Indian dosas to choose from served with delicious sambar and Indian pickles complemented by excellent chai or freshly squeezed juices. Pick up your daily bread from the French Bakehouse and for teas and coffees there's The Green Bean African Coffee Roastery and Nigiro Tea Merchants. The Argentine grill stall Churri Kings is another favourite for the very best flame-grilled meat including fantastic steak sandwiches.
We also recommend stocking up some of the finest organic fruit and vegetables at one of the stalls run by a collective of small organic farmers based in the Lanseria region and stock up on the finest meats from the Braeside Butchery.
One of the things that make Bryanston Market such a special shopping experience is its dedication to supporting talented local artisans who work in traditional African crafts.
Among our favourites stalls are the multi-award-winning ceramic artist Peter Mthombeni's Ceramic Design & Artwork stall. One of the most eye-catching in the market, he is known for his stylish and colourfully glazed crockery sets, decorative pieces and statement tableware. Also check out Infinite Design‘s handmade, hand-painted ceramics which feature intricate textured detailing with quirky designs that make perfect housewarming gifts.
There's also a very talented collection of artisans working in beads. Look out for Rainbow Artz, co-founded by three brothers, who each specialise in constructing amazing creations from wire and beads and from recycled materials. They also offer custom-made services.
If you are looking for beautifully clothing that is made to last and produced with sustainability in mind, Bryanston Market is a good place to start with a good selection of homegrown fashion brands that champion ethical and eco-conscious fashion practices.
For a fine winter clothing check out Ann Mack Eco's long-running stall which specialises in natural cotton towels, Basotho wool blankets, mohair scarves and shawls and organic silk accessories all ethically sourced from environmentally sustainable farms. Look out for Christine Fischer's natural fibre scarves in the broadest array of colours and patterns, and visit Messaynesh Gebremariam's Messay's Organic for the most exquisite range of naturally dyed, handwoven clothing and linens made using ancient techniques and from natural raw materials, sourced from a family-owned business in Ethiopia.
BRYANSTON MARKET OPEN TIMES: The market is open every Thu and Sat from 09:00–15:00.