Spring Markets In Sydney’s Inner West And Inner City

September 30th, 2022 - by Brad Gillespie

Whether you’re looking for fresh produce, homewares, a great meal, vintage fashion or a unique gift - our local markets are the place to find it.

From night markets to flea markets or fresh organic food markets, the inner city and inner west are home to a wide range of weekly or monthly markets worth marking in your calendar.

We take a look at the best markets in Sydney's inner city and inner west in Spring 2022.

Inner West Night Markets

Fraser Park, 100 Marrickville Road, Marrickville
First Friday of every month from September, 5pm - 10pm

As daylight saving kicks in and summer approaches, you can enjoy the longer evenings at the end of a working week at the family-friendly Inner West Night Markets. Packed with entertainment, grab dinner with friends, browse the stalls, and shop for homewares, clothes, music and a range of other market treats.

Chinatown Night Markets

Dixon Street, Sydney
Fridays, 4pm - 11pm

Running all year round, the Chinatown night market in the heart of the Chinatown precinct is more than just a great place for dinner after work. The markets have a “Little Eat Street” featuring a range of Asian cuisines from Hong Kong to Hanoi including yum cha, teppanyaki, sushi and pho. There are also over 50 unique artisan stalls run by students, designers and artists who either have Asian heritage or whose designs reference or are inspired by Asian culture.

Carriageworks Farmers Markets

Carriageworks, 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh
Saturdays, 8am-3pm

Held outside the Carriageworks arts centre every Saturday, Carriageworks Farmers Markets is one of Sydney’s best farmers’ markets. If you want to speak to the farmer or provider and find out the real story behind your food, this is the place for you. The markets are curated by chef Mike McEnearney (of Kitchen by Mike), and a strict Market Charter ensures quality, as well as a genuine relationship with growers and producers. Stallholders sell seasonal, organic and biodynamic produce as well as gourmet goods, including locally-made cheeses, Sydney’s best coffee, homemade chutneys, farm fresh eggs, Australian truffles, specialty mushrooms and wild kombucha. Plenty of stalls offer samples to try, and you can also grab breakfast, brunch or lunch. Carriageworks is also famous for running chef masterclasses and cooking demonstrations featuring produce from the markets, and there’s a selection of great recipes on their website.

Marrickville Organic Food Markets

Addison Road Centre, 142 Addison Road, Marrickville.
Sundays, 10am-3pm

An inner west institution, the Marrickville Organic Food Markets are held every Sunday. Complete your weekly fresh food shop with sustainable, fair trade and healthy organic produce and other eco-friendly items. There’s a wide range on offer, from the basics to decadent delights, as well as vegan meals, French cheeses and Australian smallgoods. There’s also plenty to keep kids entertained, including jumping castles and pony rides.

Orange Grove Markets in Lilyfield

Orange Grove Public School, Cnr Perry Street & Balmain Road, Leichhardt
Saturdays, 8am to 1pm

Another organic market, offering everything from an amazing weekend lunch to your weekly produce, and from handbags to hats and hand creams. Food vans are a regular at this long-running and iconic market in Lilyfield. You can also pick up flowers, plants, handmade clothes, and specialty foods from olives to pies and quiches.

Glebe Markets

Glebe Public School, Glebe Point Road, Glebe
Saturdays, 10am-4pm

If it's a second-hand flea market vibe and the thrill of a unique new discovery that you’re after, then head to Glebe Markets. Held every Saturday in the grounds of Glebe Public School, this market features as many as 200 stallholders and offers everything from vintage clothes to vinyl, and from produce to performance. Established in 1993, it is now one of Sydney’s best-known markets.

Surry Hills Markets

Shannon Reserve, Crown Street, Surry Hills
First Saturday of every month, 8am - 4pm

Running since 1981, and specialising in recycled, second-hand and handmade goods, the pet-friendly Surry Hills Markets offers over 60 stalls. It was originally established to provide an opportunity for local low-income earners to make some extra money. The Markets continue to showcase the unique diversity of the area and attract locals and tourists each month.

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