Market on Main

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Market on Main

Market on Main
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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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Shannon, Ireland230 contributions
Great vibes
Jun 2019 • Family
What an amazing way to spend a few hours in a Sunday. Lots of stalls to browse. Particularly loved "I was shot in Joburg" an initiative to help former street children. Amazing things to buy and for such a good cause. Nice rooftop bar to sit and have a drink in the sunshine. We had a drink at Canteen under the trees and enjoyed people watching. Will definitely visit again.
Written 3 June 2019
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Emre K4065
Istanbul, Turkey142 contributions
MustMust See in Joburg
Mar 2019 • Solo
If you have very limited time in Joburg like me, then Market on Main and the neighborhood should be your first stop.
You can satisfy all your needs as a tourist in that small area like good food, nice souveniers, nice people, fancy cafes, cosy places, etc. in a very short time.
Written 21 March 2019
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Stephanie C
Johannesburg, South Africa13 contributions
Definitely Make Time For This!
Apr 2018 • Friends
Love the food, art, coffee, fashion, everything. It will make a dent in your pocket and if you're a student you should probably save some spare change first, but it's amazing, and one of my favorite things to do when I can. I mostly spend the time eating and looking at every single thing I can't afford to buy (but that's because I'm a student, and if you are a tourist, 10/10 must visit this place).

There are also restaurants all around the actual market, so if you do get tired of walking around the Living Room is pretty cool too.
Written 3 October 2018
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ismeorama
St. James, South Africa177 contributions
a MUST when visiting Jozi!
Sep 2017 • Friends
When visiting Johannesburg do visit Maboneng Precinct to see beautiful art, enjoy the food at Market on Main and feel the vibe of the inner city!
Do try the cocktails on offer and the delicious food from the market.
Beautiful people all around
Written 27 August 2018
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reneech2016
Philadelphia, PA19 contributions
Interesting Venue with Mediocre Food
Jul 2018 • Family
Although this is a very popular place and the service is good, the food is mediocre. They sell an interesting collection of wines. It is worth a visit but not to eat! Save the calories and just buy the wine.
Written 15 July 2018
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CathleenKenyon
Rochester, NY180 contributions
artsy
May 2018 • Solo
Loved this place! It's a revamped industrial area and they've kept the vibe. Great food and a few stalls selling cool stuff like clothing, jewelry, art and housewares, plus there are a couple of fun shops along the road as well as a more casual market on the sidewalk outside the main, indoor market.
Written 7 May 2018
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Dia_Carstens
Johannesburg, South Africa284 contributions
Great vibe!
Sep 2017 • Friends
We went for lunch in the courtyard restaurant at Market on Main. The vibe was lovely, great music and food. Being a public holiday, it was busy and bustling. The parmesan and avo salad was delicious and fresh. The burger looked great and so did the fish and chips. I think the real winner is the Sunday roast/lunch with lamb or beef, Yorkshire pudding and veg. The service was efficient and friendly. The only downside to the lunch was when we got back to the car, my friend's side mirror of his car was stolen! The car guard had been paid to watch the car when we arrived. He took the money and was nowhere to be seen again. Beware of the car guards - not to be trusted!
Written 25 September 2017
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Nick T
5 contributions
Relaxed Sunday market
Apr 2017 • Couples
Great vibe, interesting arts and craft studios, retailers and market stalls. Absolutely wonderful selection of foods from around Africa. Great way to spend 2 or 3 hours in safety in downtown Joburg.
Written 3 May 2017
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Eli L
Milan, Italy119 contributions
Vibrant energy!
Apr 2017 • Solo
This place mix contemporary arts and a very good food. It is full of people, live musics and arts. A mix of cultures and a mix of styles. You can be also do shopping and buy something of different to take at home as souvenirs. I really enjoyed my time inside and outside the market. Super suggested!
Written 30 April 2017
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Antonds1964
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa54 contributions
Jewel in a rejuvenating city
Mar 2017 • Family
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 art.
Written 14 March 2017
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Market on Main is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:00 - 15:00