From gourmet goodies to organic produce and handmade artisan wares, Sydney’s inner city is a treasure trove for those who love browsing markets.
Here’s a taste of the best in our local area.
Carriageworks Farmers Markets
Held outside the Carriageworks arts centre every Saturday, Carriageworks Farmers Markets is unquestionably one of Sydney’s best farmers’ markets. The large collection of stallholders you’ll find here sell seasonal, organic and biodynamic produce as well as lots of gourmet goods. Whether you’re looking for locally made cheeses, Sydney’s best coffee roasters, homemade chutneys, farm fresh eggs, Australian truffles, speciality mushrooms or wild kombucha, you’ll find it here. Plenty of stalls offer samples to try and there’re food vendors and long tables where you can stop and enjoy a spot of breakfast, brunch or lunch. There’s even a stall by famous Sydney chef Kylie Kwong who’ll you’ll often spot here rattling pans. In 2018, the markets introduced a series of chef masterclasses and cooking demonstrations featuring the markets produce (bookings essential). Saturdays 8am to 3pm. Carriageworks, 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh.
The Grounds Markets
Held at the popular The Grounds of Alexandria cafe, at these much-loved markets you’ll find over 80 stallholders, which alternate weekly, featuring local bakers, markers, producers and creators. All share a passion for creating unique and innovative products, be it gourmet honey, artisanal chocolates, fine leather goods or colourful textiles. Swing by any Saturday or Sunday from 9am to 3.30pm. The Grounds of Alexandria, Building 7A, 2 Huntley Street, Alexandria.
Central Park and adjacent Kensington Street in Chippendale have fast become a hub for all things fun and foodie. The Brewery Yard Markets are another great addition, held on the first and third Sunday of each month on the green at Central Park from 10am to 4pm. Stroll through carefully curated stalls featuring everything from scented candles and jewellery to vintage clothing, fresh flowers and gourmet goodies. There’s usually live music to enjoy while you shop too. Check it out on the third Sunday of each month from 10am to 4pm. Central Park, 28 Broadway, Chippendale.
Marrickville Organic Food Markets
Hugely popular with food-loving locals and something of an inner west institution, the Marrickville Organic Food Markets are held every Sunday from 9am to 3pm. Specialising in organic produce and eco-friendly items, you’ll find a huge range of both healthy and decadent delights from vegan meals and organic produce to French cheeses and Australian smallgoods. Held at the Addison Road Centre, there’s also lots of fun distractions to keep kids entertained while you shop, including jumping castles and pony rides. Take a walk through this vibrant market every Sunday from 9am to 3pm. 142 Addison Road, Addison Road Centre, Marrickville.
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