Sydney markets offer a wealth of fresh food, culinary delights, clever craft, art, fashion, retro treasures, and more.
Hunting for bargains at Sydney markets has become a favourite pastime with locals and visitors.
Here’s the lowdown on leading Sydney Markets – Kirribilli, Bondi, Paddington, Paddy’s, Glebe and farmers’ markets.
Sydney Markets – Bondi
After a Sunday morning surf, what could be better than a stroll through Bondi Markets to pick out a designer frock or two, with vintage accessories to match, and a hand-crafted hat to top it off? You might also find yourself carting home an up-cycled piece of furniture, antique books, and a stash of funky t-shirts.
Held in the grounds of Bondi Beach Public School, Bondi Market is the place for new designers to be discovered. And for everyone else to enjoy Sydney’s best sausage sizzle and food wagons.
Sydney Markets – Paddington
Open every Saturday, Paddington Market is Sydney’s most creatively focussed design, arts and craft market. Over 150 stalls brim with unique fashions, beautiful food, homewares and jewellery.
If an artisan or designer is heading for fame, you may find them first at Paddington Market. This is where Dinosaur Designs and Sass & Bide started out.
Paddington Market on Oxford Street, Paddington, is on the bus route from Eastern Suburbs and the CBD.
Sydney Markets – Paddy’s Market
Not to be confused with Paddington Market! Located in Haymarket by the CBD, Paddy’s is where you head for fresh fish, meat, flowers, vegetables, spices and fruit at bargain prices. And to load up on souvenirs, cheap Christmas presents, homewares and basic fashions.
Paddy’s Market is open Wednesday to Sunday, 9am to 5pm.
Sydney Markets – Glebe Market
Glebe Market brims with character, style, and stalls full of vintage and recycled fashions and funky homewares. It’s a great place to spend a Saturday rummaging for treasures, soaking up the festive atmosphere, and enjoying gourmet snacks while you listen to live music.
Sydney Markets – Kirribilli Market
Held on the fourth Saturday of the month, Kirribilli Market at Milsons Point has over 200 stalls selling an eclectic mix of vintage and new fashion, homewares, art and craft. It has a fun atmosphere, with music and lots of different types of food.
Sydney Farmers’ Markets
These have sprung up like everywhere in the past few years.
Some of the best are: Frenchs Forest, Pyrmont Growers’ Market, Parramatta Farmer’s Market, Marrickville Organic Food Market, The Rocks Farmers’ Market, and Eveleigh Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market.