Take home fresh produce, vintage treasures or a one-off piece from an up-and-coming designer. There’s so much to offer at Sydney’s markets.
Carriageworks Farmer’s Market, Eveleigh
Culinary enthusiasts flock to Carriageworks Farmers Market every Saturday for fresh seasonal produce, gourmet cheese and butter, beautifully cured meats and other delicious eats and treats. All products on offer have been produced within NSW. (Main image courtesy @carriageworksfarmersmarket via Instagram)
Open every Saturday from 8am to 1pm
If bargains are what you’re looking for, bargains you shall receive at Glebe Markets. With many stalls hosting racks of pre-loved fashion, you might get lucky with the occasional designer item, as well as second-hand books and unique artwork. When you’ve found what you came for, grab a bite to eat, pick a spot on the grass, and chill out to live music.
Open every Saturday 10am till 4pm
Sydney Fish Market, Pyrmont
A seafood lover’s dream. Upgrade your standard fish and chips to a freshly caught seafood feast including prawns, lobster, scallops, and beer-battered flat head at Sydney Fish Market. You can either eat at the market, or take a short stroll to Pirrama Park and enjoy the waterfront views. The venue also houses the Seafood Cooking School.
Open every day from 7am to 4pm
Best for trinket lovers. Bondi Markets boast an array of local designer clothing, handmade jewellery, art, homewares, and everything vintage. The best part? The location, right next to Bondi Beach. Wander through the markets on your way home from a dip in the ocean. What a way to spend a Sunday!
Open Sundays from 10am till 4pm
Kirribilli Markets are a cult favourite amongst the fashion set. Held twice a month, the second Sunday focuses on fashion, art and design while the fourth Saturday of the month features a bit of everything.
Open the second and fourth weekend of the month from 8.30am till 3pm
Paddington Markets are famed for launching the career of fashion designers such as Zimmermann and Lisa Ho, and host more than 150 stalls ranging from fashion, homewares, and art.It’s hard to leave empty handed.
Open every Saturday from 10am to 4pm
Chinatown Night Markets, Haymarket
Like food? You’ll love these hawker-style markets. Sample fresh barbequed dim sum, or try and find a Hong Kong famous delicacy: sticky barbecue jerky. Wander all the way down Dixon Street until you reach Thaitown to cap off your Friday night.
Open every Friday night from 5pm to 11pm
The Rocks Friday Foodie Markets
These markets bring a whole new meaning to FriYAY! If you’re fortunate enough to work around The Rocks or Circular Quay, you can pick up delicious gourmet meals or hand-crafted treats every Friday. The Rocks also host a popular weekend market but if its food you want, food is what you will find on Fridays.
Open every Friday from 9am to 3pm
EQ Village Market, Moore Park
Location, location! After you pick up your fresh organic produce and treats at EQ Village Market, head to Centennial Parklands to enjoy acres of greenery with the family. If you happen to get caught in the rain, Entertainment Quarter has great attractions such as a movie theatre and indoor recreation centre.
Open Wednesday and Saturday from 8am to 2pm
The Grounds Markets, Alexandria
A well-known brunch destination for Sydneysiders, The Grounds now offer a weekend market with over 80 different stall holders rotated weekly. You’ll be sure to pick up something new and exotic. While you’re there, grab yourself a house made rose flavoured lemonade, or head to the florist and pick up a bouquet to brighten up your day.
Open every weekend from 9am till 3.30pm
Bring the whole family to Marrickville organic food markets. There is face painting, a jumping castle and pony rides to keep kids occupied. While they’re having a blast doing that, treat yourself to an organic coffee and chow down everything from Nutella scrolls to vegan desserts to triple-cheese toasties.
Open every Sunday from 9am till 3pm
Kings Cross Markets
It’s food galore at Kings Cross Markets . Arrive with an empty stomach – there’s heaps of food to choose from – and a big basket ready to stock up on fresh flowers (including lots of natives) and handmade crafts.
Open every Saturday and Sunday 9am till 3pm