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Sort Your Last-Minute NYE Shopping At This Inner West Gourmet Mecca

By Isabella Jeffrey
29th Dec 2023

Shopfronts are draped in tinsel, Mariah Carey is playing over the shopping aisle speakers and stonefruits are getting cheaper meaning only one thing, Christmas is just around the corner.

This year, to tick off our Sydney Christmas shopping list, we’re skipping the frenzy and instead opting for a one-stop shop of Christmas shopping, feasting and celebrating at Marrickville Metro

A mecca for Christmas shopping sales, multicultural gourmet holiday treats and Christmas activities for the whole family, here are four reasons we're heading to Marrickville Metro this December. 

Stock Up On Gourmet Christmas Day Supplies 

There’s nothing quite like quality gourmet produce to top off a classic Christmas feast—we’re talking imported jams, cheeses and seasonal fruits to nibble on before the main delicious event. This year, sort your Christmas supplies with Marrickville Metro and—as an extra Christmas bonus—enjoy a $25 dining voucher when you spend $60 or more on fresh produce. Pick up a kilo of fresh oysters from Astakos, hit up Metro Master Meats for the roast and swing by Panetta Mercato for the juiciest cherries.

Sample Traditional Hungarian Cakes And Pastries

Follow the smell of freshly baked treats into Kurtosh and treat your next holiday party to a box of pastries and cakes. Take your pick from thick chocolatey fudges, fresh croissants and danishes and slices of seasonal cakes from the counter. Don’t forget to add a few of Kurtosh’s signature Kurtoskalacs—a caramelised crispy cylindrical pastry that is guaranteed to bring a food-induced hush to your dinner party as they tuck in. We guarantee you’ll be the hero of the holidays. 

Explore Smidmore Street For A Low-Key Lunch

If you’re looking to cook one less Christmas lunch or just after a treat, put that $25 voucher to use and tuck into the string of restaurants on offer. From fresh scoop from C9 Chocolate and Gelato to classic American-style burgers from Slim's, there’s something for even the pickiest of eaters.

Our plan of attack? Authentic Malaysian feast at Ipoh Town Hawker and loaded fresh acai bowls from Thirsty Monkey

Sleigh Your Shopping At Marrickville's Christmas Market 

We here at Urban List are big fans of a good local market with their gourmet produce and artisanal treats. This Christmas, treat your friends and family to thoughtful gifts from Marrickville’s Christmas Market. Running from December 9-10, embrace that main character Nancy Meyers vibes and wander the stalls while live entertainment plays.

If you’re not flying solo for Christmas shopping this year, instead of carting the whole family up and down the aisles this season, book that regular big shop during one of Marrickville Metro’s Christmas-themed activities and enjoy a moment of uninterrupted shopping. 

From gingerbread decorating to wreath-making workshops and storytime from Mrs Claus herself, you’ll have plenty of time to get the groceries and even knock off a couple of their wishlist items. Avoid any curious glances into the boot with a gift wrapping station available where all donations return to Addi Road Food Pantry. 

Plus, if you spend $100 at Marrickville’s specialty retailers, you'll receive a bonus Santa photo package up until 10 December (low sensory and fur baby options available too). 

Marrickville Metro is a foodie and shopping mecca—and it's even more magical across Christmas. Get ahead, get planning and sort all your Christmas supplies this year at Marrickville Metro.

Editor’s note: This article is sponsored by Marrickville Metro and proudly endorsed by Urban List. Thank you for supporting the sponsors who make Urban List possible. Click here for more information on our editorial policy.

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