The Neighbourgoods Market at the Old Biscuit Mill

old bisccuit mill (OBM)

The Old Biscuit Mill is an outdoor market in Woodstock, a neighborhood in Cape Town, South Africa. The Neighbourgoods Market, which is located within an old sky-lit brick warehouse and courtyard, happens every Saturday in the industrial neighbourhood of Woodstock, Cape Town. The vibrant little village attracts over 100 specialty traders and visitors gather to share, collaborate, and sell anything from fresh food to unique clothing.

The Neighbourgoods Market is an independent initiative founded by entrepreneurs Justin Rhodes and Cameron Munro back in 2006. These entrepreneurs were committed to reviving and reinventing the Public Market as a civic institution.

This market has provided an amazing outlet for local farmers, fine-food vendors, organic merchants, bakers, distributors, grocers, mongers, butchers, artisan producers, local chefs, and other micro businesses to interact with the community and showcase their amazing creations.

OBM hotdogs

Restaurants from all over the city set up stands and serve a variety of great, quality food, including sandwiches, paella, steak, waffles, crepes, and more. My favorite dish from the market was the eggs benedict and paella.

The market truly unites the community and provides visitors a look into the local offerings of the town and surrounding city. It is a great opportunity to learn from the local vendors and get taste for what South Africa is all about.