Markets in Cape Town with Halaal food

Updated November 2021
Some of the vendors have changed and there are new vendors in others. Not all these vendors are present at every market day but most are regular.

I am a big fan of markets, especially those where lots of food is available. Be it covered markets in warehouses or fresh open air ones where the kids can play and and families picnic. As long as there’s lots of food available and interesting things to find I can be found there.While most of the markets I’ve been to in Cape Town cater very little for the Muslim customer, there are some that have a few options. Here are a few markets where you can shop till you drop and find halaal food to fill the gap when you need to refuel.

V&A Market on the Wharf, V&A Waterfront
Tunisian Delights- Shawarma and Falafel.
Tom& – Burgers and Sandwiches.
Cape Malay House with chef Ammaarah Petersen – Traditional Cape favourites, roti’s, breyani and masala steak sandwiches
Las Paletas – 100% natural ice lollies, sorbet and ice cream served with toppings
Rondebosh Park Market, Rondebosch
Toast Trailer – Exciting grilled cheese toasties with out of the norm fillings
Held on the 2nd Saturday of every month January to May and from September to December (closed in June, July and August). open from 9am to 2pm. Rondebosch Park is located at the corner of Campground and Sandown Roads in Rondebosch.
Contact:  rondeboschmarket@gmail.com or 083 784 0393
rondebosch park marketimage source: http://capemarkets.co.za
Cape Town Halaal Market
A seasonal market that pops up 2 or 3 times a year. All vendors are fully halaal. The market location changes each time. Follow then on Instagram at CapeTownHalaal to find out where they will pop up.
Century City Natural Goods Market
Cumin – Indian curries and samoosas
The market opens from 9am till 2pm every last Sunday of the month except in December.
Central Park, Park Lane in Century City, Tel/Fax: 021 531 2173
Email: naturalgoodsmarket@gmail.com
p.s. Cumin also does Catering and can be contacted by email at cumin.catering@gmail.com or sumayai677@gmail.com
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Rosmead Food Market
Tucked away at the back of Brookside Office Park, is the Rosmead Food & Social Market
EVERY SUNDAY, 11am – 7pm
Captain Corndog – Corndogs, burgers and more
Bali Food Truck – Indonesian Food

The Local Food Truck Market
Fort Wynyard – Cape Garrison Artillery, corner Fort Wynyard st & Granger Bay Boulevard, Green Point
Fridays, 4pm till 10pm
Captain Corndog – Corndogs, burgers and more

The Neighbourgoods Market at The Old Biscuit Mill, Woodstock
Cumin – Indian curries and samoosas
Cakes and Desserts – Uhm, obvious
Every Saturday rain or shine 9H00 – 14H00The Old Biscuit Mill – 373 Albert Road Woodstock Cape Town
p.s. Cumin also does Catering and can be contacted by email at cumin.catering@gmail.com or sumayai677@gmail.com

Bay Harbour Market, Houtbay
Tunisian Delights – Shawarma and Falafel.
Fish on the Rocks – is just outside the market for fish and chips.
Bay Harbour, 31 Harbour Road, Hout Bay, Tel: 082 570 5997 info@bayharbour.co.za

Willowbridge Slow Market, Tygervalley
Tunisian Delights – Shawarma and Falafel.
Every Saturday from 09h00-14h00. Willowbridge Lifestyle centre, Willowbridge South, Carl Cronje Drive, Bellville.

Route 44 Market, Stellenbosch
Baba Tunisia – Shawarma, Falafel, Baklava etc.
Every Saturday and Sunday from 10am -4pm. Audacia Wines, Corner of R44 & Annandale Road, Stellenbosch, 7600.
Tel: 021 881 3052 info@root44.co.za

Earth Fair Market, Tokai
Cumin – Indian curries and samoosas (Only on Wednesdays)
Tokai Main Road, South Palms Centre.
Open every Saturday, 9.00 am – 2.00 pm Open every Wednesday, 3.00 pm – 8.30 pm

Lourensford Market, Somerset West
Chef Reyhaan – Iranian food
In season (September – May) Open every Friday evening from 17:00 – 21:00 and every Sunday from 10:00 – 15:00 with an annual festive break around Christmas & New Year.
Lourensford Estate, Lourensford Road, Somerset West, Western Cape 7130
Tel: +27 (0) 72 284 1654   email: hello@lfhm.co.za


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  • Pls check results the tokai market, I read somewhere earlier this week that they may no longer trade on Saturdays. I think it was posted on their instagram page.

  • I really appreciated this post, thanks so much. I hope that more people will consider being halaal traders.

  • Dear Hungry for Halaal,
    Can you please verify that Fish on the Rocks is halaal certified and for how long.
    The reason for this question is because a while back my wife and I went there during the week, when it was quiet, and we found people consuming alcohol at one of the outside tables.
    I went to enquire by the staff if this is common practice. They declined to comment and referred me to the owner, who was a White gentleman, and I asked him the same question and he answered that “they do not have that much control over the outside tables, as they do not have staff manning those tables, regularly.
    I said to him that they need to put up signs that says “no consumption of alcohol” or he should actually go to the customers and say that the establishment is a halaal one and that alcohol cannot be consumed there. He said that he would not be able to do it because “the people were already busy eating their meals and he did not want to disturb them”.
    My wife and I in turn left and when we got home, I went on Fish on the Rocks’ website and emailed them my whole story, as above, and to date they have not contacted me or replied to my email.
    I have embarked on discouraging all my family and friends of attending Fish on the Rocks, since.

    • Thanks for your comments Nezaar. Fish on the Rocks is not certified. It is Muslim owned. The consumption of alcohol even at their outside tables is concerning. I have made contact with the owners and await their response.

    • Predominantly muslim countries practice tolerance towards fellow patrons, why are we, with a 1% muslim minority so short-sighted?

      • We do practice tolerance. We are not dictated to by predominantly Muslim countries. We follow the sunnah and the teachings of the Qur’an. You get Halaal and you get Haraam, there is no in between. And there is no such thing as ‘Halaal friendly’. So, we must be tolerant and allow people to consume alcohol at the table next door? Why don’t you then go and buy a coke at a bar and consume it there and practice tolerance.