If you’re staying in Sydney for the weekend, be sure to venture into the thriving inner-east and explore the number of indoor and open-air markets on offer. You’ll find one-off pieces of jewellery, clothing, and homewares to take a piece of beautiful Sydney home with you.
From organic farmers’ markets to community-run stalls; you will need an entire weekend to make the most of the delicious fresh fruits and vegetables and eclectic mix of vintage collectibles, gifts, and artisan products available from talented local designers and entrepreneurs.
Campbell Pde, Bondi Beach
The hip suburb of Bondi is a favourite for visitors from all corners of the world. The open-air Bondi Markets are held each weekend on the school grounds of Bondi Beach Public School. The market provides an eclectic mix of furniture, jewellery, music, craft, and clothing stores.
Food stalls are available too, so be sure to bring a picnic rug and lay down on the grounds to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere. Locals love to visit the Bondi Markets after their morning surf or dip, and the atmosphere is always buzzing with local artists, craftspeople, and those searching for the latest funky finds. Enjoy local produce and beautiful fresh flowers as well as homemade skincare products and soaps.
Glebe Point Rd & Derby Pl, Glebe
Glebe Markets is at the cutting edge of fashion and design, providing locals & visitors with quality fashion, accessories, and more. The market keeps intrigue alive by changing each week; no matter how often you visit you’ll find something different every time. From homemade vegan cupcakes to hand-drawn cards, printed tees to ornate sculptures; Glebe Markets has something for all tastes. There’s free music on the lawn every Saturday from 12 till 3 p.m. with a new performer each week. With a bus stop located right at the front, getting there is also super easy.
245 Wilson St, Everleigh
Carriageworks is the largest contemporary multi-arts centre of its kind in Australia. This authentic farmer’s market is one of the few undercover markets in Sydney, housed in an old railway blacksmith shed near Redfern train station. Carriageworks is the perfect spot for visitors wanting to sample the best of Sydney’s fresh produce.
Stallholders are happy to chat about their products and provide tastings, demonstrations, and innovative dishes to taste and enjoy. There are 70 regular stalls that feature largely organic and sustainable fresh farm produce, seafood, chocolates, fresh flowers, and more. Be sure to bring your shopping basket and spend an hour or more here before venturing out and exploring the rest of Sydney’s east.
395-435 Oxford St, Paddington
Paddington Markets is a community-based market organised by the Paddington Uniting Church. All funds are put back into the community and to support local people who are passionate about their art and crafts. Open since 1973, the markets run each Saturday and is the place to find specialty arts, crafts, fashion, and skincare. With over 150 stalls, you are destined to find a unique item that can’t be found anywhere else. Paddington Markets has an international food court where you can try handmade chocolates, local breads, and more.
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Lang Rd, Moore Park
Cambridge Markets EQ is a twice-weekly market offering a variety of organic fruits and vegetables, prepared foods, fresh bread, and all kinds of gifts, fashion, and homewares. Visitors are treated to two hours free parking, which leaves enough time to wander through each stall as you listen to live music and feast your eyes on the spectacular flower market where colourful blooms take centre stage.
Building 7A, 2 Huntley St, Alexandria
Held at the iconic Grounds of Alexandria, The Grounds Markets is a photo-worthy setting of a warehouse lined with hay bales, kitschy stalls, and greenery. With 80 different stalls that alternate weekly, The Grounds Markets provides an exclusive look into the freshest produce and artisan products available in Sydney. Try an authentic Russian honey cake, marvel at Sydney Cake Art, indulge in Artisanale Chocolate and discover unique gift and homewares including leather journals, handmade handbags, and high-quality fashions for children and adults.
Fitzroy Gardens, Macleay St, Potts Point
Kings Cross Saturday Farmers Market is the place to find organic and gourmet food in Sydney. Certified organic stalls sell fresh fruit and vegetables alongside honey, chutneys, and more. Explore and take home with you fresh flowers, oils, nuts, and gluten-free patisseries. You will find everything you need in this open-air market place and will never go home hungry! Stalls loop around the dandelion fountain in the Fitzroy Gardens, providing a beautiful backdrop and plenty of shady places to sit and relax.
The Cutaway, Barangaroo Reserve, Hickson Rd, Barangaroo
Featuring over 200 independent art and design stalls, the Finders Keepers Markets at the newest cultural venue, The Cutaway, is a place to find the most unique treasures and trinkets. With dedicated food and beverage stalls, live music, bars, coffee carts, and food trucks; there’s something for everyone to enjoy while they explore everything from fashion to pottery, art prints and even gifts for pets! Finders Keepers Markets are meticulously curated and feature fresh talent and debut stalls each week.
Shannon Reserve, Crown St, Surry Hills
The Surry Hills Markets is a community fundraising event for the Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre. The markets specialise in handmade, second-hand, and recycled goods. There are more than 60 stalls along with a cafe, so visitors can grab a tasty coffee or sit down for a Devonshire Tea before they browse the diverse range of goods including vintage fashion, antiques, books, handmade beauty and skincare products, and designer labels.
Australian Design Centre, 101-115 William St, Darlinghurst
The Australian Design Centre is Australia’s leading centre for craft and design. Their boutique outdoor market takes place in the local streets of Darlinghurst and specialises in showcasing Sydney’s most talented designers and creators. You can find unique pottery, handmade plates, metal sculptures, jewellery, and more at this unique marketplace. Stallholders are happy to talk about their designs and their artistic processes and are proud to present to the world their passion for Australia’s art and design culture. The ADC Markets are held in conjunction with Sydney Craft Week, held in March.