Review: Root 44 Market, Stellenbosch. Perfect balance of offerings🏆

Recently spent a weekend in Stellenbosch.

Very quaint winery farm lands. Very peaceful and tranquil. A very well deserved break from the hustle and bustle.

When you’re in Stellenbosch, you have to visit the Root 44 market. My mother in law had told me about it, and I had to give it a try.

Pictures tell a thousand words….

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In a nutshell, if you are in Stellenbosch please do check it out. You definitely won’t regret it.

The setting in the middle class of a wine farm, with vast spaces and brilliant picturesque views.

Very easy to find, as the name spells it out: it’s on the R44 in Stellenbosch. Very easy to find and finding parking is less than an effort. I’m welcome by horses in the stable close to the parking.

With the live band playing in the background, I embark on my exploration.

From homemade goods such as glasses, carpentry work, clothing, accessories, books. And the range of foods, wine and other drinks; don’t get me started. There was so much to see, explore, hear. The 2 hours I had to spend was definitely not enough.

It definitely caters to everyone. My 4 year old son had such a ball, running up and down the open spaces outside and a very well equipped play area. He even found a book he liked, convinced me to buy it for him and later lost it 😒

My husband was stuck for the longest time at the custom made knives stall. And in front of the Turkish delight stand, ‘tasting’😑.
I was gobsmacked by the carpentry stall. It looked amazing. I’m definitely saving some money for one of those cupboards for my house. 2nd to the carpentry work was the food obviously. I found myself enchanted by some impressive kebab work…

I need to go back when I have the whole day to spend.

Highly recommended, especially with a group of close friends or family for market shopping and lunch.

Score: 9/10. It is more than a food market, it’s an everything you could ever want market. Perfect balance. 👍🏾❤️👏🏆

Author: preciousgarnett

I'm a multi-faceted young woman. I'm a proud mom to a now 5 year old 😜. I'm a daughter, I'm a sister and a friend to a few people. I'm a medical doctor by profession, passionate about infectious disease, primary health care and public health. I live food, from thinking about it, cooking it to eating it. Health and Nutrition fanatic. I live by a few chants...: 1. Before I do anything whether related to food or not, I ask myself ' Is it worth the calories?' Whether literally or figuratively( i.e. Is the decision worth the stress, effort, investment) 2. What you put in must come out! If you don't let it out, it settles on your tummy and hips. 3. 'Everything happens for a reason'. I try reflect on situations I find myself in, whether by choice or not. And look for Lessons I'm meant to learn from them, in order to grow.

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