MARKET @ THE SHEDS
This Pretoria pop-up market is gaining in popularity with those who love good food, design and the capital city.
WHAT? One of the latest in a string to form part of Gauteng’s burgeoning market scene, Pretoria based Market @ The Sheds hums. Held on the last Saturday of each month from 9am to 4pm the city’s cool kids descend on this shifting venue with stall holders offering up freshly prepared food, drink, beautiful crafts, clothing, art and design. Brought to you by the keen advocates of rejuvenation Capital Collective, it’s no surprise that the market stands for inner-city revival and the public seem to be lapping it up.
WHO? You can expect the ubiquitous and design hungry hipster types, as well as a few young families seeking somewhere fresh and exciting to grab a meal, hang out and shop. Think of Cape Town’s Biscuit Mill and you’ll have an idea of the crowd.
WHAT TO EXPECT? Pulling in talent from Pretoria and surrounds you’ll be offered a curated selection of wares from local producers be they artists, fashion designers or jewellers. If you’re parched you’ll be spoiled for choice with craft beer, wine, cocktails, Brew coffee served straight out of their truck and juices on offer from Colour Me Healthy. Foodies can expect a varied selection from Asian and Greek to proudly South African staples like biltong and roosterkoek. With a stage for live music, plenty wooden tables and benches to perch on plus a lineup of musicians that changes monthly the market becomes a really lively place to be come midday.
DON’T LEAVE WITHOUT…Trying one of the sweet or savoury gourmet jaffles (with fillings like bobotie or smoked chicken) from Aard Ateljee Deli. The fudge (and other irresistible sweet delights) on offer at Black Salt is also a must try; with flavour combinations like rooibos and Amarula or white chocolate, grapefruit and Campari you’re wasting your time even trying to resist. Add to that a piece of Cleilap’s intricately detailed ceramics and you wont go wrong.
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The fact that Market @ The Sheds is a roving market sets it apart from all the rest and keeps it dynamic. It also means they’ll be showcasing more of the capital city’s hottest venues, popping up at a new location every month. Keep an eye on marketatthesheds.co.za to find out where it will be next
46 Minnaar Street, Pretoria marketatthesheds.co.za
This article originally featured in the July 2015 issue of House and Leisure.