The French Market Grocery Shop.

The best place for foodies in Cape Town who are looking for genuine French Gourmet products.

Welcome to the

French Market Grocery Shop​

Contactless Service

With the challenge of the lockdown, the French Market has introduced a new contactless delivery service offering two options:

  • Home deliveries across the Western Cape from Hermanus to Muizenberg.
  • Collection of prepaid orders from the Gardens Center, weekdays 1pm – 4pm.
“Both new services have been welcomed by our clients, We will continue to operate in this way even after the relaxation of lockdown rules.”
Suzanne Himely
French Market proprietor

A lifelong passion for great French cheese has been the driving force behind the ever-expanding French Market food shop in central Cape Town.
It’s now 15 years since Suzanne began importing French cheese. For her first seven years in the food industry she hosted one of the first stalls to set up at the weekly market at the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock. The popularity of French cheese and variety of imported products led her to expand in 2012 to a retail store in the Gardens Centre.

More recently Suzanne was joined in the business by her daughter Nicky, who had built a successful career over many years in restaurants in the UK and the US as well as South Africa. Since then the business has expanded into fresh produce from local suppliers, frozen imported bakery products including highly popular croissants, an expanding array of fine foods from Italy and other food capitals of Europe.

Shelves are laden with delicacies typically found in a French kitchen – such as Dijon mustard, Tarragon vinegar, Crème de Marron, Puy Lentils, Piment d’Espelette, Herbes de Provence and truffle products as well as jars of duck and goose products, to name just a few.

Suzanne, who inherited her French grandmother’s taste for fine French food, publishes recipes using ingredients from the shop in her weekly newsletter. All of the cheeses, mustards and sundries have been carefully selected to ensure a wide range of flavours to suit all palates and provide ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinners, parties and picnics.

Click here to get directions to the shop or contact Suzanne directly with questions regarding products and the new services.

French Cheese

Try our amazing assortment of French cheeses, including Brie, Roquerfort, Delice and so many others…

All the sundries you need…

We also have a range of other French products including herbs, mustards, jams, vinegars and marrons.

Meats & Pâtés galore!

Visit us for fresh pâtés, saucisson, Rillettes and a wonderful assortment of pâté in jars that taste fantastic!

Visit Cape Town’s own

French Market​​

Suzanne, whose passion for the taste of great French cheese hosted a stall every Saturday at the Old Biscuit Mill’s “Neighbourgoods Market” for 7 years, then expanded in 2012 to create a permanent retail store in Gardens Centre, Cape Town.

When you step into this French Market food shop, you might feel as if you have entered a shop in the heart of a remote French country village. French cheese reigns supreme in this beautiful shop and everyone is encouraged to taste the many varieties on offer. Take your time and savour the heady aromas of ripening French cheese which flies in from Paris each week.

Shelves are laden with delicacies that you would typically find in a French kitchen such as mustard from Dijon, Tarragon vinegar, Crème de MarronPuy LentilsPiment d’Espelette, Herbes de Provence, Truffle products as well as Duck and Goose products to name just a few. The French Market is the place to spoil yourself with traditional French delicacies.

Suzanne who inherited her French Grandmother’s taste of fine French food, is always ready to share a recipe with you or to give advice on the right selection of cheese to go with your dinner or picnic. All of the cheeses, mustards and sundries that you find within the French Market have been carefully selected to ensure a wide range of flavours to suit all palates.

Happy Customers!

"Selling great French products at reasonable prices. My personal favorite is the oven pastries!"

- Jan Jurie Fourie

"Wonderful shop, excellent products extremely reasonable prices! Superb! 10 stars"

- Claire Watling

"Very cute store, very friendly lady behind the counter! Needed food for a classic French picnic and found everything we wanted and much more. All the best cheeses, authentic French jams, pâtés, foie gras, etc. Highly recommend"

- JC

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