About the HalaalGoodsMarket

HalaalGoodsMarket started in 2017 officially but the dream started way earlier than that.

In 2011, Fehmz lamented not having enough halaal options when visiting local markets or always having the usual “typically” halaal options of samoosas or looking out for the vegetarian offering. She knew she wanted to start something where halaal could be better showcased.

She once mentioned this to her friends a couple of years later and not a day later she read an article by Ishay Govender talking about the gap there was for a halaal market around and that catapulted her resolve to JUST DO IT. So she registered the website and told herself to do it. But the procrastination train got her and it was only until 2017 that she finally felt confident and ready to start something truly unique.

With many markets already around, what makes this one different? It’s a first of its kind artisanal food and design market that boasts halaal locally sourced items.

With a growing niche market, the halaal food industry is booming and local small businesses are entering the scene to offer their fare to a wider audience.

This market is different in that it is entirely curated, it’s not possible to just BOOK a stall at the market, a committee oversees the participation of each vendor through an application process to curate the best connoisseurs of Halaal goods.


This is not a normal run of the mill event. Our vendors have taken the flavours of the world and added the halaal touch. From Korean to Japanese and a twist on traditional favourites, there’s something for every palate.
The event is open to all to experience a food fusion like no other.

The HalaalGoodsMarket aims to promote sustainable development and growth of small businesses and favours locally made over imported where at least 70% of market participants sell locally sourced food, fashion and design goods.

Halaal is an Arabic word meaning permissible according to Islamic law. It refers to both goods and services acceptable to Muslims.
The halaal industry is growing and is estimated to be worth over a trillion dollars globally. With almost a million Muslims in South Africa, there’s an untapped market for items and events tailored for the needs of this denomination and this event is one such avenue.

The HalaalGoodsMarket is the first artisan Halaal Food and Design Market in South Africa.

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  • This HalaalGoodsMarket we tried something new, we wanted to do our best to improve and to take in your suggestions as much as we can, so we tested out an expansion. 
Change takes getting used to especially when splitting the market and moving the entrance, it takes tolerance when sharing a passage with an establishment that we jokingly referred to as “the haraamgoodsmarket on the other side of the fence” but we learnt that people are amazing, that our patrons don’t see colour or religion or culture, they see opportunities for inclusion, for learning, for teaching and for being an example for others to see. We learnt that we can all sit together and cheer for those tries and conversions when our team is playing, that we can all eat together when there’s a spot free on the benches, that we can all laugh together when the comedian makes a joke and that we can all stand together when someone needs help. 
We are not perfect, changing things comes with many new lessons, many things we realise that can be improved on but it also shows that your support has helped us to grow, that your constructive suggestions have been listened to, that we are trying harder every single time.

Thank you, Jazakallah, Shukran, Ngiyabonga, Dankie for coming, for taking a break from studying, for driving up from far away, for flying up from even further away, for supporting every single vendor at the market. 
May you be rewarded in barakah and rizq many times more than you have spent on the small businesses at the market. We are very grateful for your support.

The last halaalgoodsmarket of 2019 was memorable and forged into a new direction! 
70% of our vendors are woman-owned  or founded businesses.
Over 1000 cups of tea and coffee were served.
A few hundred donuts, cakes, marshmallows, swissrolls, cheesecakes and burfee were sold.
Dozens and dozens of rolls and bagels were used.
Over 100 litres of fresh cream were whipped
And many “bakers dozens” of samoosas were fried! 
See you in 2020 with even more improvements and some exciting new offerings ♥️ #halaalgoodsmarket 📸: @ayeshamayet
  • LAST DAY OF TRADE! #FOMO - So many options, varieties, colors, tastes, styles, smells, textures, sights and sounds.....all at The #HalaalGoodsMarket ⁣⁣
The last #HalaalGoodsMarket of 2019 is open and taking place from 2-3 November 2019⁣⁣
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Event Details:⁣⁣
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2-3 November 2019⁣⁣
Saturday : 10am - 10pm (comedy show from 6.30pm depending on sunset)⁣⁣
Sunday : 10am - 6.30pm⁣⁣
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Entry: R20 per day, under 12 free. (Book your tickets online or buy them at the door!) Venue:⁣⁣
The Sheds and Fox Junction (the market has EXPANDED and now occupies two venues at the precinct! Look out for the new entrance to the market a few meters away from the old entrance)⁣⁣
1 Fox Precinct⁣⁣
Ferreirasdorp ⁣⁣
Johannesburg⁣⁣
⁣⁣
#HalaalGoodsMarket is the first Artisanal Halaal Food and Design Market in South Africa ⁣#jozi #joburg #jhb #halaal #foodies⁣
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📸 @luckypacket
  • LAST DAY OF TRADE! #FOMO - So many options, varieties, colors, tastes, styles, smells, textures, sights and sounds.....all at The #HalaalGoodsMarket ⁣⁣
The last #HalaalGoodsMarket of 2019 is open and taking place from 2-3 November 2019⁣⁣
⁣⁣
Event Details:⁣⁣
⁣⁣
2-3 November 2019⁣⁣
Saturday : 10am - 10pm (comedy show from 6.30pm depending on sunset)⁣⁣
Sunday : 10am - 6.30pm⁣⁣
⁣⁣
Entry: R20 per day, under 12 free. (Book your tickets online or buy them at the door!) Venue:⁣⁣
The Sheds and Fox Junction (the market has EXPANDED and now occupies two venues at the precinct! Look out for the new entrance to the market a few meters away from the old entrance)⁣⁣
1 Fox Precinct⁣⁣
Ferreirasdorp ⁣⁣
Johannesburg⁣⁣
⁣⁣
#HalaalGoodsMarket is the first Artisanal Halaal Food and Design Market in South Africa ⁣#jozi #joburg #jhb #halaal #foodies⁣
⁣⁣
📸 @luckypacket
  • LAST DAY OF TRADE! #FOMO - So many options, varieties, colors, tastes, styles, smells, textures, sights and sounds.....all at The #HalaalGoodsMarket ⁣⁣
The last #HalaalGoodsMarket of 2019 is open and taking place from 2-3 November 2019⁣⁣
⁣⁣
Event Details:⁣⁣
⁣⁣
2-3 November 2019⁣⁣
Saturday : 10am - 10pm (comedy show from 6.30pm depending on sunset)⁣⁣
Sunday : 10am - 6.30pm⁣⁣
⁣⁣
Entry: R20 per day, under 12 free. (Book your tickets online or buy them at the door!) Venue:⁣⁣
The Sheds and Fox Junction (the market has EXPANDED and now occupies two venues at the precinct! Look out for the new entrance to the market a few meters away from the old entrance)⁣⁣
1 Fox Precinct⁣⁣
Ferreirasdorp ⁣⁣
Johannesburg⁣⁣
⁣⁣
#HalaalGoodsMarket is the first Artisanal Halaal Food and Design Market in South Africa ⁣#jozi #joburg #jhb #halaal #foodies⁣
⁣⁣
📸 @luckypacket
  • LAST DAY OF TRADE! #FOMO - So many options, varieties, colors, tastes, styles, smells, textures, sights and sounds.....all at The #HalaalGoodsMarket ⁣⁣
The last #HalaalGoodsMarket of 2019 is open and taking place from 2-3 November 2019⁣⁣
⁣⁣
Event Details:⁣⁣
⁣⁣
2-3 November 2019⁣⁣
Saturday : 10am - 10pm (comedy show from 6.30pm depending on sunset)⁣⁣
Sunday : 10am - 6.30pm⁣⁣
⁣⁣
Entry: R20 per day, under 12 free. (Book your tickets online or buy them at the door!) Venue:⁣⁣
The Sheds and Fox Junction (the market has EXPANDED and now occupies two venues at the precinct! Look out for the new entrance to the market a few meters away from the old entrance)⁣⁣
1 Fox Precinct⁣⁣
Ferreirasdorp ⁣⁣
Johannesburg⁣⁣
⁣⁣
#HalaalGoodsMarket is the first Artisanal Halaal Food and Design Market in South Africa ⁣#jozi #joburg #jhb #halaal #foodies⁣
⁣⁣
📸 @whatmkshoots
  • LAST DAY OF TRADE! #FOMO - So many options, varieties, colors, tastes, styles, smells, textures, sights and sounds.....all at The #HalaalGoodsMarket ⁣⁣
The last #HalaalGoodsMarket of 2019 is open and taking place from 2-3 November 2019⁣⁣
⁣⁣
Event Details:⁣⁣
⁣⁣
2-3 November 2019⁣⁣
Saturday : 10am - 10pm (comedy show from 6.30pm depending on sunset)⁣⁣
Sunday : 10am - 6.30pm⁣⁣
⁣⁣
Entry: R20 per day, under 12 free. (Book your tickets online or buy them at the door!) Venue:⁣⁣
The Sheds and Fox Junction (the market has EXPANDED and now occupies two venues at the precinct! Look out for the new entrance to the market a few meters away from the old entrance)⁣⁣
1 Fox Precinct⁣⁣
Ferreirasdorp ⁣⁣
Johannesburg⁣⁣
⁣⁣
#HalaalGoodsMarket is the first Artisanal Halaal Food and Design Market in South Africa ⁣#jozi #joburg #jhb #halaal #foodies⁣
⁣⁣
📸 @luckypacket
  • LAST DAY OF TRADE! #FOMO - So many options, varieties, colors, tastes, styles, smells, textures, sights and sounds.....all at The #HalaalGoodsMarket ⁣⁣
The last #HalaalGoodsMarket of 2019 is open and taking place from 2-3 November 2019⁣⁣
⁣⁣
Event Details:⁣⁣
⁣⁣
2-3 November 2019⁣⁣
Saturday : 10am - 10pm (comedy show from 6.30pm depending on sunset)⁣⁣
Sunday : 10am - 6.30pm⁣⁣
⁣⁣
Entry: R20 per day, under 12 free. (Book your tickets online or buy them at the door!) Venue:⁣⁣
The Sheds and Fox Junction (the market has EXPANDED and now occupies two venues at the precinct! Look out for the new entrance to the market a few meters away from the old entrance)⁣⁣
1 Fox Precinct⁣⁣
Ferreirasdorp ⁣⁣
Johannesburg⁣⁣
⁣⁣
#HalaalGoodsMarket is the first Artisanal Halaal Food and Design Market in South Africa ⁣#jozi #joburg #jhb #halaal #foodies⁣
⁣⁣
📸 @luckypacket
  • LAST DAY OF TRADE! #FOMO - So many options, varieties, colors, tastes, styles, smells, textures, sights and sounds.....all at The #HalaalGoodsMarket ⁣⁣
The last #HalaalGoodsMarket of 2019 is open and taking place from 2-3 November 2019⁣⁣
⁣⁣
Event Details:⁣⁣
⁣⁣
2-3 November 2019⁣⁣
Saturday : 10am - 10pm (comedy show from 6.30pm depending on sunset)⁣⁣
Sunday : 10am - 6.30pm⁣⁣
⁣⁣
Entry: R20 per day, under 12 free. (Book your tickets online or buy them at the door!) Venue:⁣⁣
The Sheds and Fox Junction (the market has EXPANDED and now occupies two venues at the precinct! Look out for the new entrance to the market a few meters away from the old entrance)⁣⁣
1 Fox Precinct⁣⁣
Ferreirasdorp ⁣⁣
Johannesburg⁣⁣
⁣⁣
#HalaalGoodsMarket is the first Artisanal Halaal Food and Design Market in South Africa ⁣#jozi #joburg #jhb #halaal #foodies⁣
⁣⁣
📸 @luckypacket
  • LAST DAY OF TRADE! #FOMO - So many options, varieties, colors, tastes, styles, smells, textures, sights and sounds.....all at The #HalaalGoodsMarket ⁣⁣
The last #HalaalGoodsMarket of 2019 is open and taking place from 2-3 November 2019⁣⁣
⁣⁣
Event Details:⁣⁣
⁣⁣
2-3 November 2019⁣⁣
Saturday : 10am - 10pm (comedy show from 6.30pm depending on sunset)⁣⁣
Sunday : 10am - 6.30pm⁣⁣
⁣⁣
Entry: R20 per day, under 12 free. (Book your tickets online or buy them at the door!) Venue:⁣⁣
The Sheds and Fox Junction (the market has EXPANDED and now occupies two venues at the precinct! Look out for the new entrance to the market a few meters away from the old entrance)⁣⁣
1 Fox Precinct⁣⁣
Ferreirasdorp ⁣⁣
Johannesburg⁣⁣
⁣⁣
#HalaalGoodsMarket is the first Artisanal Halaal Food and Design Market in South Africa ⁣#jozi #joburg #jhb #halaal #foodies⁣
⁣⁣
📸 @luckypacket

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