Hello! This past weekend we eventually went to Market on Main. It’s been on my to-go-to list for quite a while now… and I must say: “I am so happy we did”. It is situated in the Maboneng Precinct on the east side of the Johannesburg CBD and located in an early 1900’s warehouse. Arts on Main aims to preserve the historical aspects of the building and contribute to the Jozi CBD’s urban regeneration. The way there is a bit dodgy, however don’t be put off by this, we didn’t feel unsafe for a moment and if you follow the directions on the website it is quick and easy to get there.
We were welcomed with beautiful food stalls and products to taste. My husband stumbled upon ‘Pauli’s Tomali Relish’ and I think for that reason alone we might be back next weekend. ‘Two Man Jam‘ did a really good job with their ‘Jungle Jam’ too. I settled on a delicious veggie filled Roti from Durban Curry and my Hubby & friend on Chocolate Crepes… lots of variety to suit everyone’s fancy. Coffee to me is real important and ‘Ikhofi‘ makes a great cuppa..
There are tables and crates to sit down and enjoy your gourmet finds inside or you can venture outside up to the roof top bar.
Do yourself a favour and go enjoy some urban revitalisation!
Credit: All photographs taken by myself