If you’ve got a weekend free, there’s nothing better than plunging into the culture of Sydney by visiting one of the local markets. But with this many must-see’s to choose from, how will you ever decide?
Real Fresh Food
There’s the stuff under the “fresh food” sign in Woolies, then there’s the unbelievably wholesome and tasty produce you can find at the markets.
Eveleigh Markets is my personal favourite and having been crowned Delicious Magazine’s Most Outstanding Farmers’ Market, it is most definitely worth a visit. Think boutique, gourmet and seasonal.
If you’re heading north, Frenchs Forest Organic Food Market is a great stop to make, with a family friendly atmosphere and even live music.
Along with being Australia’s oldest fresh food market, the Parramatta Farmers’ Market is renowned for the very best in local produce, including fruit and veg, dairy, honey and delicious condiments.
A Bit of This & That
Most Sydneysiders are familiar with the bric a brac, retro gear and antiques to be found at the markets in Glebe, Bondi and Paddington, so here’s a few markets that lay a little outside the square.
As Redfern booms back to life, the REDWater Community Market is an exciting development, offering beautiful up-cycled, hand made and second hand items.
Kirribilli General Market is another of the less well known Sydney markets which is great for trash and treasure hunters.
Art, Craft & Fashion
Sydney is full of Australian up and comers, from photographers to carpenters and clothing designers. And where do they start selling? Markets, of course.
East is East Boutique Markets are a popular starting place for young artists and fashion designers, showcasing beautiful jewellery, textiles and ceramics, retailing under a fixed maximum price of $80.
If you’re looking for a great mix of traditional and modern, hit up Mosman Village Art & Craft Market and loose yourself in the beautiful atmosphere.
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