Your Eid Shopping Checklist

Eid is fast approaching, but if you’ve not done your shopping yet, no sweat. From online stores to hidden gems and everything in between, we’ve got your back.


Oriental Plaza

Steeped in a rich and struggle-ridden history, Oriental Plaza stands as a monument and memorial to the Indian community of Fietas. Today the Plaza is made up of shops selling clothes, material and food (like the best samoosas in the city), making it the perfect place to get your celebratory kurta.



Shoe Empire

One of South Africa’s largest family owned shoe stores, Shoe Empire boasts a variety of more than 100,000 pairs of ladies’, men’s and kiddies’ shoes combined. From fancy boots to running shoes and everything in between, you should definitely find what you’re looking for at their Boksburg branch. Beyond stocking shoes, Shoe Empire also sells socks and accessories, such as travel bags and shoe cleaning soaps and sprays.



*To the best of our knowledge the restaurants mentioned below are halaal.


Known as the halaal capital of Jozi, Fordsburg boasts a wide range of Middle Eastern restaurants and take-away spots. At the top of our list is Bismillah, known for its fish samoosas, mutton korma and delectable beef dal.

Details:  Fordsburg Towers, 78 Mint Rd, Fordburg, Johannesburg, 011 838 8050

47 On Grant

If you’re keen to end Ramadan on a high note then take a trip to 47 On Grant in Norwood and indulge in Turkish lamb, chicken and beef dishes fit for a feast. Grilled meals are served with rice flatbreads and three mini salads, which you choose from a selection that includes melon and feta; apple and cucumber; and strawberry and avocado. You can also tuck into a butternut curry, bean soup or moussaka. 47 On Grant also serves tasty cocktails to pair with your Eid meal.

Details: 47A Grant Ave, Norwood, Johannesburg, 2192, 071 155 7266


Online Shopping


Takealot, South Africa’s favourite online store, will be running a wide range of deals over Eid (not holy day specific), so whether you’re looking for an Xbox One or a rose gold ladies watch, they’re bound to have what you need. Takealot also runs app-exclusive deals which can only be accessed from the mobile application, so download it and start filling that shopping cart of yours!


Glamore Cosmetics

All the way from Cape Town, Glamore Cosmetics was a show stopper at this year’s Eid Shopping Festival which took place at the Dome in May. Stock up!



Not too sure what to wear this Eid? Gather inspiration from Nabilah Kariem and Spree as they team up to put together some stunning outfits. A big plus is that you can buy the items of clothing and accessories from the Spree store! It’s attention to detail that brings it all together.


By Shawn Greyling

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