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It was around 2010 when the market culture kicked off in Durban. Markets were popping up all over the 031, offering Durbanites a selection of trending foods and crafts. One market that has stood the test of time is The Morning Trade: an artisanal food and fresh produce market situated in the buzzing Station Drive Precinct.

Market dedicated to food and drink

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, this is a market dedicated solely to food and drink, which is perhaps why every Sunday morning – come rain or shine – you’ll find the venue packed with hungry families or those trying to wear off Saturday night’s partying.

morning trade market

Catering for dietary preferences

Sweet or savoury, hot or cold, the market caters for a variety of tastes and dietary preferences. You’ll find a top selection of food and beverage vendors, and the breezy open-plan space makes it an ideal place to meet for an informal breakfast or quick cuppa before you go about your Sunday plans.


If you’re looking to make a beeline for the coffee source you can grab something hot from Discover Great Coffee – the coffee enthusiasts behind the coffee shop at Durban Surf Coffee Shop as well as the The Coffee Mag. It serves up Bean Green Coffee – a Durban favourite.

morning trade market

If you’re keen for something a little more thirst-quenching, then you can grab a refreshing fruit and veggie juice from The Cold Press Juice Co, or something zesty from the Fresh. Cool. Old School. Homemade. Lemonade. stand.


The best part about the market is that most of the food is locally sourced – meaning that locals are supporting each other through this foodie initiative. You can also do a quick spot of grocery shopping in between breakfasting, thanks to the selection of fresh produce on offer.

morning trade market

Whatever you’re looking for you’ll most likely find it at The Morning Trade, every Sunday from 8am – 1pm at 15 Station Drive.

The Morning Trade

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Words: Jenna Kelly | Images: Supplied


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