As we see a shift towards shopping more sustainably, what better way to buy local than at some of the best markets in Sydney! Featuring everything from fresh produce, flowers, gifts, fashion and homewares, we have compiled a guide to help you find some of Sydney’s best weekend markets.
When: Second Sunday (Art, Design & Fashion) & Fourth Saturday (General & Fashion) of every month Location: Bradfield Park, Milsons Point
2. Bondi markets
Bondi markets run every weekend on the grounds of the local school. Bondi farmers markets run on Saturdays, stock up on your weekly fresh produce shop or meet your friends for yummy brunch and lunch options made fresh by local vendors. Make sure to bring a towel or rug to sit and enjoy your purchases on the grass within the school grounds.
On Sundays, Bondi markets are full of clothing from emerging local fashion designers (plenty of high quality linen clothing and beachwear!), unique jewellery and homeware shops including prints from local artists.
When: Every Saturday (farmers market) and Sunday (local market), 10am – 4pm Location: Bondi Beach Public School, Campbell Parade
Rozelle Markets are a treasure trove of second hand bric a brac and pre-loved vintage finds. You can find just about anything here from vintage clothing, antique homewares and vinyl records. There is also free parking adjacent to the school so you don’t need to worry about carrying your purchases home on the bus.
When: Every Saturday Location: Rozelle Public School
4. Paddington Markets
Paddo markets are a not-for-profit market, supporting local stallholders to showcase their talents.
You’ll find lots of handmade fashion, artwork and homewares stalls but my favourite stall at Paddington Markets is the plant stall which has all sorts of house plants and outdoor plants.
When: Every Saturday, 10am – 4pm Location: Paddington United Church, Oxford Street
5. Surry Hills Vintage Market
Surry Hills Markets focus on recycled fashion, second-hand and handmade goods. The markets were first established to support low-income members of the Surry Hills community and continue to do so today. Spend the morning searching for a bargain and then head to one of Crown Street’s many brunch spots afterwards.
When: First Saturday of every month, 8am – 4pm Location: Shannon Reserve, Crown Street
6. Marrickville Markets
Marrickville organic food and farmers markets are full of locally-sourced seasonal produce making it the perfect place to do your weekly food shop. The markets have a lovely community feel and often have live entertainment, with locals making a full day of hanging out with friends and grabbing lunch or a coffee. Definitely make sure you head to the Brooklyn Boy Bagels stall for yummy New York style bagels.
When: Every Sunday, 9am to 3pm Location: 142 Addison Road Community Centre, Marrickville
7. Carriageworks Farmers Market
Carriageworks Art Centre hosts one of Sydney’s biggest and best markets. Featuring fresh produce from across NSW, you can shop direct from the source. Unlike many of the other Sydney markets, Carriageworks Farmers Market is under cover so perfect for a rainy day activity.
When: Every Saturday, 8am – 1pm Location: Carriageworks Art Centre, Eveleigh
Kings Cross Farmers markets run every Saturday morning specialising in fresh food produce as well as plants and flowers. The markets are easy to find, just a 5 minute walk from Kings Cross station.
When: Every Saturday, 9am to 2pm Location: Fitzroy Gardens, Macleay Street, Potts Point
9. Sydney Vegan Market
Sydney Vegan Market (SVM) goes beyond just yummy vegan food stalls and also has vegan fashion stalls, homeware, crafts, free yoga, face painting as well as live entertainment on the main stage so you can really make a day of it.
When: Third Sunday of every month, 9am to 4pm Location: Olympic Blvd & Cathy Freeman Park, Sydney Olympic Park
The Fish Market is a Sydney institution, and the largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere! Whilst the building itself could do with a bit of a refurb, the fresh seafood on offer every day of the week is well worth the trip.
Visit the fresh sushi bar for lunch and then take home some swordfish steaks which amazing. The markets also run regular seafood cooking experiences and culinary feasts.
When: Everyday, 7am – 4pm Location: Blackwattle Bay, Pyrmont
11. Cambridge Markets
Cambridge Markets run a regular bi-weekly market at the Entertainment Quarter at Moore Park as well as running one-off markets in other locations across Sydney including Watsons Bay, Pittwater and Cronulla. The markets focus on shopping well in beautiful waterside locations and provide the space for local stallholders to connect intimately with shoppers.
When: Every Wednesday and Saturday, 8am to 2pm Location: The Market Canopy, Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park (regular) plus various other locations
12. Double Bay Markets
Double Bay organic food markets brings together the Double Bay community every Thursday morning to stock up on fresh produce for the week. Alternatively, pop down for a quick bite to eat for lunch – the ready-made artisan bread sandwiches are not to be missed!
When: Every Thursday, 9am to 2pm Location: Guilfoyle Park, Double Bay
13. Flour Mill Markets
Flour Mill Markets are located on the forecourt of the beautiful restored Mungo Scott apartment complex just 5 minutes walk from Lewisham West light rail station and Lewisham train station. The farmers markets provide Inner West community with the opportunity to shop local and sustainable fresh produce.
When: First and Third Sunday of every month, 9am to 1pm Location: Mungo Scott Building Forecourt, Flour Mill Way, Summer Hill
14. The Rocks Markets
Why not hop on the ferry to Circular Quay at the weekend and check out one of Sydney’s largest markets at The Rocks. The weekend markets are set up in some of Sydney’s oldest laneways in the shadows of Sydney Harbour Bridge. Catering for tourists, you’ll find a wide range of stalls with hand crafted jewellery, homewares and food stalls.
When: Every Saturday and Sunday, 10am – 4pm Location: George St and Playfair St, The Rocks, CBD
15. Paddys Market – Haymarket
Right next to Chinatown you will find the largest market for tourists in Sydney called Paddys Market. A more traditional UK-style market, you will be able to find just about anything at Paddys – anything from a quick lunch stop, beauty products, touristy gifts or even a fancy dress outfit!
When: Wednesday to Sunday, 10am – 6pm Location: Market City, Hay Street, CBD
16. Paddys Market – Homebush
Paddys also run several markets in Homebush selling food produce on Fridays and Saturdays, just about anything on Sundays, as well as more infrequent specialist markets such as the Night Food Markets. The Night Food Markets take place on the first Saturday of every month and host lots of different food trucks alongside a car ‘show and shine’ for car enthusiasts – something a little bit different than your usual Friday evening!
When: Foodie Friday, 10am to 4.30pm, Saturday (Fresh Food and Swap & Sell), 6am to 2pm and Sunday (Misc), 9am to 4.30pm. Night Food Markets – First Saturday of every month Location: Flemington, Parramatta Road, Homebush
17. Chinatown Markets
Looking for something different to do on a Friday evening? Why not pop down to the Chinatown late night markets to immerse yourself in Chinese culture and satisfy your taste buds with delicious Asian street food. Each stall is operated by local Sydneysiders with Asian heritage or references to Asian designs. The markets are even more spectacular during Lunar New Year when Chinatown comes alive to celebrate.
When: Fridays, 4pm to 11pm Location: Dixon Street, Sydney CBD
18. Manly Markets
Take the ferry over to Manly for the day and you cant miss the Manly markets as you head from the wharf over to the beach side. You will find just about anything at the Saturday and Sunday design market including intricate jewellery, crafts and fashion. If you’re visiting on a Sunday, you can also wander through the fresh produce markets bringing some of the best organic produce from across NSW.
When: Saturday & Sunday Craft Market, 9am – 5pm and Fresh Produce Market Sundays, 8am – 2pm Location: Corso and Sydney Road, Manly