Sydney

10 of Sydney’s Best Markets to Wander Around

Find something awesome to wear, eat, and cook.

There’s nothing like waking up early, strolling around a market sampling fresh bread and cheese. Thankfully, weekend market popularity has skyrocketed over the past few years, resulting in a slew of new markets popping up all over Sydney, from the CBD to regional areas.

With that said, whether you want a bouquet of fresh flowers for the dining table, new linen set for the wardrobe, or to simply enjoy a weekend market with friends, here are the best ones to visit.

best markets sydney
Photo: Jacquie Manning

Carriageworks Farmers Market

Eveleigh
Every Saturday from 8am to 1pm, Sydneysiders flock to this former train yard to peruse over 70 stalls selling fresh fruits and vegetables, meats,c cheese, baked goods, and flowers. Marketgoers will also find ready-made pies, which you can eat or freeze when you get home, local wines, and all the condiments one household could need, including Pepe Saya butter and lemon curd.

best markets sydney
Photo: @ kirribillimarkets

Kirribili Art, Design, and Fashion Market

Milsons Point
Who says markets are just foodies? This market, held every second Sunday of each month from 8am is for all the fashionistas and homewares-obsessed shoppers. On one side of the market, you will find new and pre-loved threads from emerging local designers and on the other side, expect handmade ceramics and homewares. There are over 220 stalls to browse through. The Kirribilli Markets were first held on January 21st 1976 in the back yard of the then newly opened Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre. Today, it is one of Sydney’s oldest and most popular markets. 

Bondi Farmers Markets

Bondi
Every Saturday, from 10am to 4pm, locals flock to the markets post-swim for breakfast on the grass, then a walk through the stalls. Expect plates piled high with different cuisines including pillow-soft steamed buns, Vietnamese soup from Bar Pho, and cheese toasties. You will also find freshly brewed iced chai, and green juices. As for shopping options, there are plenty of stalls selling local handmade goods such as chopping boards, homewares, and clothes.

best markets sydney

The Rocks Markets

The Rocks
Venture to the cobbled laneways of The Rocks, where you can shop uniquely Australian-made gifts, eco-friendly kids clothing, and rare jewellery created from gold-dipped Australian leaves. While there, don’t forget to drop by a gallery or cafe. The markets are only a 10-minute walk from Circular Quay, and are open every Friday from 10am to 3pm, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm.

best markets sydney
Photo: @glebemarkets

Glebe Markets

Glebe
This vibrant village hosts many artists, students, and entrepreneurs. On Saturdays between 10am to 4pm, you will find them at the Glebe Markets, browsing recycled fashion, handmade jewellery, and homewares. You can also taste your way through food stalls slinging Turkish pide and vegan cupcakes, while listening to local musicians.

Rozelle Collectors Market

Rozelle
This inner west market is one of Sydney’s best flea markets. You will find pre-loved fashion, authentic antiques, jewellery, vinyl records, and plenty of treasures to attract bargain hunters. The markets are open every Saturday from 9am to 3pm and is only a 20-minute bus ride from Sydney’s city centre.

Kings Cross Market

Kings Cross
Every Saturday, a market pops up in Fitzroy Gardens, attracting large crowds, despite its relatively small size. Stalls are filled with freshly cut flowers, organic produce, gluten-free pastries,pies, and cakes. Nearby, you can browse bookshops, cafes, and fashion boutiques. The markets are held every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 2pm.

best markets sydney
Photo: @paddingtonmarkets

Paddington Markets

Paddington
Paddington is the birthplace of Australian fashion empire Zimmerman, so it’s natural for Padington Markets to host over 150 stalls dedicated to budding designers. Expect a mix of jewellery, homewares, art and fashion – much of which is sold exclusively at Paddington Markets. There is an al fresco food court selling a variety of international cuisine. Visit on Saturdays between 10am to 4pm.

Marrickville Market

Marrickville
Organic seasonal produce takes centre stage here, which is why most locals do their weekly grocery shopping at the Marrickville Market. Browse through all the local produce options, but don’t forget to stop by the countless snack stalls, cold-pressed juices, and salad bowls. You can find a spot on the grass to sit on, and enjoy the buzzy atmosphere. The market is open 10am to 3pm every Saturday.

best markets sydney
Photo: @le_marche_willoughby

Le Marche Willoughby

Willoughby
Venture to North Sydney for this French market, known for its Australian-French stalls, including the bets eclairs in Sydney. You will also find fresh pastries, locally made clothes and bags, and plenty of condiments including truffles. While you’re there, grab a croque monsieur to munch on, or pull up a chair and enjoy lunch on the tables. This market is held inside a Europen-style cottage, and operates every second and fourth Sunday of the month.

Get the latest from Thrillist Australia delivered straight to your inbox, subscribe here.

Sydney

All of the Sydney Food News You Need to Know

For all your Sydney food moments.

Family or friends having pizza party dinner. Flat-lay of people clinking glasses with red wine over rustic wooden table with various kinds of Italian pizza, top view. Fast food lunch, celebration (Family or friends having pizza party dinner. Flat-lay
Photo By Foxys_forest_manufacture/Getty Images

There’s plenty to celebrate this year, from new menus to restaurants throwing parties, bottomless brunches, and more.

Here, we have the latest on Sydney’s food news from chefs taking over restaurants, to limited-edition menus, and feasts for all your friends to enjoy.

  • Chef Nelly Robinson is taking inspiration from the stage to launch a new menu at Nel— A trip to Broadway. The 11-course degustation experience is a nod to Broadway classics including Wicked, Oliver Twist, Harry Potter and many more. Think a wand-like skewered squid tube filled with mushroom cream, topped in beetroot flour and lightly fried. The A Trip to Broadway menu will be available for dinner bookings and Saturday lunch from August 24 to November 6. Book here.
  • Calling all doughnut lovers, Donut Papi has teamed up with Cointreau to create two exclusive doughnut flavours: the Original Margarita and Coconut and Ginger Margarita. The special release is to celebrate Father’s Day, but everyone with a sweet tooth will love it. Donut Papi will be selling these from their Redfern store, and these tasty gifts will also be available to order online to be delivered straight to dad, making Father’s Day easy for those wanting the perfect gift. The doughnuts will be sold individually for $8, but they will also be available as a gift pack of nine doughnuts for $63. Buy here.
  • Sydneysiders, all of your fried chicken dreams are about to come true. Just in time for the winter chill, the legends over at BUTTER are teaming up with Spotify’s A1 to launch a limited-edition menu, curated by three local hip-hop artists. Starting from $25 you can get everything from Canadian to Nashville hot chicken sandwiches. Available for two weeks from this Friday 17th June, the A1 menu will be live at BUTTER’s four Sydney locations, including Parramatta, The Rocks, Surry Hills and Chatswood.
  • BUTTER is launching an all-new, Impossible Beef Ramen dish to the Butter Ramen Club. The ramen features Impossible Beef and a vegetarian broth. You can get the Impossible Ramen from Butter Surry, Butter Chatswood, and Butter Parramatta for $20 starting, on July 5. Limited numbers are available each day.
  • The Bavarian has launched a new OTT menu, and it comes with stacked schnitzels, a board of 5kg wings, and the hottest currywurst you’ve probably ever had. The super-stacked OTT menu items are available at all The Bavarian restaurants across NSW, Queensland, Victoria, South Australia, the ACT and in Auckland and Queenstown in New Zealand until Sunday, July 31. Book here.
  • Sokyo in The Star has revamped its degustation to include a 19-21 course omakase experience, with chef Chase Kojima and his team slicing, rolling, and serving delicate pieces of nigiri, and hot dishes right in front of you. The experience is something lacking from Sydney, which makes it the hottest seat in the city at the moment. There are only six seats per night, so reservations will be hard to secure, but not impossible. Reservations are from Monday to Thursday and start at 6 pm. Book here.
  • Enjoy a Soju tasting and contemporary Korean degustation on a Sydney rooftop. Jung Sung has created an incredible six-course degustation that puts a twist on traditional Korean food with an Australian touch. Expect a theatrical experience, paired with exceptional food, and the chance to learn more about Soju. Think sweet corn dessert, Moreton bay bug, and crispy duck. Book here.

Get the latest from Thrillist Australia delivered straight to your inbox, subscribe here.

Related

Our Best Stories, Delivered Daily
The best decision you'll make all day.