Top weekend markets in Sydney
From local organic produce and vintage finds to gourmet pastries and fresh catches of the day, Sydney’s weekend markets are a delight for both locals and visitors alike.
Bringing talented makers of fresh produce to customers who care about the source of their food, the Saturday morning Bondi Farmers Market is the spot for brunch delights and handmade treats. Bring your yoga mat and enjoy some zen time with a pop-up yoga class. On Sundays, head to the Bondi Markets to get your hands on clothing, jewellery, vinyl records and vintage homewares.
A 10min walk from Redfern Station, the award-winning Carriageworks Farmers Market is held every Saturday in an 1880s railway precinct. You'll find seasonal produce from over 70 farmers and artisan food producers across NSW, and you can even learn the stories behind their food. Find organic and biodynamic produce, artisan bread, boutique wines, single-origin coffee, herbal teas, meat, eggs, fresh honey and freshly cut flowers.
Held every Saturday morning, the Paddington Markets started in 1973, as a way to connect local fashion designers, craftspeople, jewellers and artists with customers. Set in the grounds of the heritage-listed Paddington Uniting Church on Oxford Street, the market now has over 150 unique stalls selling fashion, accessories, delicately scented soaps and candles and pictures that inspire. Head to the Paddington Reservoir afterwards for a dose of greenery.
One of Sydney’s best-known Saturday markets is in the stylish suburb of Glebe. Offering colourful vintage clothes, new clothing designed by locals, and hand-crafted jewellery and accessories, the market has over 200 stalls for you to browse. Relax on the nearby lawns after you’ve shopped up a storm with some delicious food; the market also includes food stalls selling gozleme, kebabs, dumplings, fancy doughnuts and tandoori chicken wraps.
Weekends come alive at The Rocks Markets, where artisanal wares, gourmet street food and harbourside views come together on Sydney's oldest cobblestone streets. Meet local artists and photographers, sample handmade beauty products, or refuel at one of the many food vendors. The markets are within walking distance of the CBD, and transport hubs Circular Quay and Wynyard. Afterwards, head to some of Sydney’s oldest pubs or a restaurant overlooking the harbour.
Chinatown’s famous Friday Night Market is one of Sydney’s most popular late-night shopping hotspots. Open every Friday from 4pm to 11pm, the markets reflect the culture, creativity and energy of Sydney’s thriving Chinatown precinct. The Chinatown Markets offer visitors the opportunity to taste their way through Asia without leaving Australia. Head there for your dose of delicious street food and Asian culture.
Experience the vibrant atmosphere of Sydney Fish Market, a working fish market located on the harbour in Blackwattle Bay, Pyrmont – just a short distance from downtown Sydney. It's the largest market of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, selling a range of seafood and fresh produce. Also on-site are cafés, restaurants, a wholesale auction, and the Sydney Seafood School, where you can take hands-on-lesson, which includes a delicious meal and a glass of wine.
The bi-weeklyat the Entertainment Quarter in Moore Park offers produce and goods from 40 stallholders. Every Wednesday and Saturday you can find seasonal produce straight from farms, beautiful fresh flowers, crafts and clothing, French linen and lots of delicious food!
Each Sunday morning, loyal visitors from all over Sydney trek to Marrickville Organic Food & Farmers Market for organic groceries, vintage clothes, books, rugs, and even healing crystals and tarot readings. Stop by Brooklyn Boy Bagels for a poppy seed bagel with cream cheese, lox, dill and capers. Be sure to put aside some time to explore the diverse suburb of Marrickville with its vibrant music and art scene.
Running on the third Sunday of every month at Olympic Blvd and Cathy Freeman Park in Sydney Olympic Park, the Sydney Vegan Market is your ultimate destination for all things plant-based, cruelty-free and vegan. Alongside up to 130 committed vegan stalls, from fresh food to homewares to coffee to fashion, expect a slew of entertainment and activities including free yoga, pilates, mindfulness for kids and a free education series “TENT Talks”.
The Kirribilli Markets offer one of the best city vistas, overlooking the sparkling harbour and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. On Saturdays, the market features over 220 stalls selling new and recycled fashion and accessories, antiques and collectables, and homewares. On Sundays, the market has a more artisan focus, with stallholders offering art, design and emerging local fashion designers. Enjoy live music and international food as you browse.
Get up early for the Sydney Flower Market – the largest in Australia – and take your pick from the incredible fresh-cut blooms on offer Monday to Saturday. There are around 170 stalls to choose from, with flowers grown within two to three hours of the markets at Homebush.
Learn about Aboriginal culture at the bi-monthly Blak Markets on Sundays at Bare Island and at The Rocks. With stalls selling authentic arts, crafts, homewares and food from Indigenous stallholders, 100% of the profits go back into Aboriginal communities. The markets also feature a program of events including a smoking ceremony, Welcome to Country, weaving and art workshops, and dance and musical performances.