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 have also become available for online delivery via the market's new grocery delivery service.
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.
OPEN TIMES: The market is open every Thu and Sat from 09:00–15:00.
New at Bryanston Market this month
The arrival of spring means that the Bryanston Market is now in full bloom. The trees and flowers are bursting with colour and there are ever more interesting new vendors joining this friendly market community.
New favourites who have joined the community include The French Bakehouse a delicious new French bakery stall selling the most eye-catching French pastries and tarts as well as exquisite homemade croissants, brioche and the best baguettes and Yamama who make quite simply best refreshing homemade non-alcoholic ginger beer, perfect for warm and sunny afternoons.
The market also now has a brilliant Italian Deli where you can pick a great range of deli items likes charcuterie, Italian cheeses, homemade traditional Italian chocolate tenerina (brownie cake), and Italian preserved artichokes, capers, aubergine and olives. We also recommend buying a packet of the excellent frozen ravioli to enjoy at home - make sure to get there early, as these are known to sell out!
On Saturday September 19 Bryanston Market's delightful tea garden officially reopens. The spacious newly configured tea gardens offers even more space under the trees to enjoy lunch, coffee and a scoop or two of addictive homemade ice-cream.
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 and for the most delicious cakes there's Bettina’s Café. 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 made clothing that is made to last and is produced with sustainability in mind, Bryanston Organic Market is a good place to start. The weekly market boasts a beautiful selection of homegrown fashion brands that champion ethical and eco-conscious fashion practices.
For a fine collection of winter clothing check out Ann Mack Eco's long-running stall which specialises in natural cotton towels, Basotho wool blankets and accessories, mohair scarves and shawls and organic silk accessories all ethically sourced from environmentally sustainable farms. Also look out for Christine Fischer's beautiful natural fiber scarves in the broadest array of colours and patterns, and African Renaissance's women's cardigans, tops and sweaters emblazoned with distinctive geometric beaded designs.
Messaynesh Gebremariam's Messay's Organic sell 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.
Coffee in the car park
Bryanston Market is now running a daily coffee shop in the market car park in front of the Michael Mount Waldorf School! Open Mon-Fri 07:00 - 13:00 the takeaway coffee shop serves hot drinks, cakes, muffins and healthy sandwiches and on Fridays there also a 'mini-mart'' with Free range eggs from Keto Kitchen, fresh bread from The French BakeHouse and Mrs Breadcare, fresh vegetables from the PGS organic Stall, Fresh milk from Happy Milk and healthy snacks from Bare Nature.