The atmosphere of a good market is something everyone should experience. The prospect of finding a hidden gem or treasure, picking up some lovingly crafted products or food directly from the people that produce it, gives a good feeling that you just don’t get with big chain supermarkets and stores. What could be better than spending your Saturday or Sunday tasting, smelling and perusing the many great Market stalls in and around Sydney. So here’s our list of the Best Markets Sydney’s got to offer, now you just have to pull yourself out of bed early on Saturday morning, but it’s 100% worth it.
Carriageworks Farmers Market
Carriageworks Farmers Market offers seasonal produce that is organic and biodynamic from farmers all across New South Wales. One of the best market Sydney has to offer and a great place to get your fruit and veg if you’re in the neighbourhood, they also are offering in 2018 free cooking demonstrations with celebrated chefs showcasing all the seasonal produce.
Open: Saturdays 8am to 1pm
245 Wilson St, Eveleigh NSW 2015
Orange Grove Organic Food Markets
You’ll be spoilt for choice at the Orange Grove Organic Food Markets. Fresh from the farm is all the fruit and veg you can imagine or want and not only that; you can also find a slew of small goods producers for condiments and specialities including free range eggs, sausages and juicy steaks. Plus you can’t visit without trying Bowen’s renowned bacon and egg rolls, so popular you have to line up to get your hands on one.
Open: Saturdays 8am to 1pm
Corner of Balmain Rd & Perry St, Lilyfield NSW 2040
Bondi Farmers Markets
Beautiful Bondi has its own popular farmer’s market just a hop skip and a jump from the beach. Bondi Farmer’s Market lures people from all over the state for their farm fresh local produce. Seasonal fruits and veg, organic meat, cheeses, herbs, homemade jam, seafood and freshly picked flowers are just some of the things you can expect at the market. Best of all, you’ll be supporting local producers and farmers by buying directly from them.
Open: Saturdays 9am to 1pm
Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach NSW 2026
Marrickville Organic Markets
Bring your four legged buddy along to Marrickville Organic Markets and see why so many people make the trip to wander around these glorious market stalls. Whatever you’re looking for Marrickville probably has it. Vintage clothing, books, fruit and veg, pop up diners, honey, seafood and even tarot reading are just a few of the things these markets have on offer.
Open: Sundays 9am to 3pm
142 Addison Rd, Marrickville NSW 2204
Stop by Paddington Markets for a day out with friends and family. You’ll find local Australian produce and hand crafted items that you won’t find anywhere else. Fresh flowers, local breads, handmade chocolates, and homewares plus more are available for your perusal. Don’t forget to grab a bite to eat and a delicious coffee.
Open: Saturdays 10am to 4pm
395 Oxford St, Paddington NSW 2021
Find a few gems at Glebe Markets, with so many options, you’re sure to find something that takes your fancy. Coats, scarfs, hats, books, delicious gourmet food stalls and live music makes this one of the best markets Sydney has to offer. Taste some of the delicious food on offer including spicy rolls and Russian crepes. Pick out your next outfit with Glebe Markets’ many fashion stalls featuring pre-loved quality clothes.
Open: Saturdays 10 am to 4pm
Glebe Point Rd & Derby Place, Glebe NSW 2037
Kiribilli Art, Design & Fashion Markets
Kirribilli Markets have been around since the 70s and has only gone from strength to strength in its popularity and size. Boasting 220 market stalls you’ll have a packed day visiting all of them. New and recycled fashion, accessories, home wares, gifts, arts and crafts, jewellery, plants and gourmet food is just a taste of what you can expect at Kirribilli Markets. Best of all, all monies raised go towards programs at Kirribilli Centre.
Open: Sundays 9am to 3pm
Burton St, Milsons Point NSW 2061
Northside Produce Markets
Two Saturdays per month, Northside Produce Markets are open to deliver seasonal produce at its finest. You’ll find fruit and veg, artisan cheeses, nuts, organic breads, meats plus fresh and smoked seafood. Pick up some wine or cider for the weekend and if you have a sweet tooth, they’ve got you sorted with fine pastries, sweets and delicious chocolates.
Open: 1st & 3rd Saturday of each month 8am to 12pm
200 Miller St, North Sydney NSW 2060
Sydney Sustainable Markets
One of the best markets in Sydney is the Sydney Sustainable Markets, where local farmers and artisan producers sell their stock directly to you, the consumer. This market runs a 100% not-for-profit where the money you spend to buy a product will go directly to the producer.
Open: Saturday 8am to 1pm
Taylor Square, Oxford Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Camden Produce Markets
If you’re after a guaranteed “genuine Farmers Market” Camden Produce Markets is definitely your go to. Ran by growers and producers, this market implements strict measures to ensure all products sold must be grown, produced or made by the person selling them.
Open: Saturdays 7am to 12pm
40 Exeter St, Camden NSW 2570
Manly Market Place
Manly Market Place is a truly unique open-air market marketplace that showcases emerging designers in fashion and gifts. Take a stroll through the stalls in the sunshine, and soak up the atmosphere right in the heart of Manly. You’ll find plenty of local boutique shops and bars to stop in and have a bite to eat and a drink after you’ve spent the day at this picturesque seaside village.
Open: Weekends 9am to 5pm
Sydney Rd, Manly NSW 2095
Rozelle Collectors Market
Looking for something specialised or just special, you’ll find it here at Rozelle Collectors Market. Over 20 years old and still going, this Sydney market offers more bargains than you can count. Dig deep and you’re sure to find something that peaks your interest.
Open: Weekends 9am to 3pm
663 Darling St, Sydney NSW 2039
Surry Hills Markets
Specialising in handmade, second hand and recycled goods, Surry Hills Market is a great place to spend your Saturday morning digging for treasures. Operating as an open-air market, you’ll find vintage fashion, antiques, loads of handmade treats and products, beauty products and more. Not only that, they’re also an essential fundraiser for the Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre.
Open: First Saturday of every month 9.30am to 4.15pm
Crown St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Chinatown Night Markets
This vibrant market to life at night in the heart of one of Australia’s biggest Chinatowns. The Chinatown Night Markets offer Asian street food at its finest and attracts a whole range of people from all walks of life. With such a variety of delicacies from Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Malaysia and Vietnam, you’re sure to find something new and exciting to try. And it’s not just food on offer; you’ll also find young designers selling their clothing, jewellery home wares and electronic accessories.
Open: Fridays from 4pm
Little Hay St, Sydney NSW 2000
Balmain Market is not just a market but a community and is held every 2nd and 4th Saturday on the grounds of St Andrews Church. Homewares, arts, crafts, plants, jewellery and antiques are all on offer for those willing to do some snooping for a bargain. You can also grab something to eat from one of the food vendors including burgers and a resident Turkish Gozleme stall.
Open: Every 2nd and 4th Saturday 9am to 3pm
217-223 Darling St, Balmain NSW 2041