Whether you’re after a gift for a friend, a bite to eat, or just a casual stroll and a browse, you’re bound to find what you’re looking for at one of Perth’s many weekend markets. There’s everything happening from early morning grower’s markets, to foodie heaven night markets, and everything in between.
Here’s our pick of the best markets to visit Perth this November.
Clarko Reserve, Trigg
Every Fortnight On Saturday, Starting 9 November
The SummerxSalt Markets are an indicator that warmer weather is on its way, but that's not the only reason why we love them. The markets aim to be a single use plastic free zone, with stallholders required to reduce their packaging and provide alternatives that are recyclable and compostable. With a focus on lifestyle, surf, swim and food, you can wander the stalls listening to local musos as you shop and then pop down to Trigg Beach for a swim before heading off. Don't forget your reusables!
Scarborough Sunset Markets
Every Thursday Night
Scarborough Sunset Markets are back at the Square for the summer months and they're also championing sustainability by encouraging BYO reusables, installing waste stations and partnering with OzHarvest. Forget cooking on Thursday nights, because there'll be a rotating roster of delicious food trucks pulling up each week and once you're full you can walk off dinner perusing market stall goodies.
Twilight Hawkers Market
Forrest Place, Perth
Every Friday Night
Stumped for dinner ideas or just can't agree on a cuisine with your mates? No biggie. Head on down to the always delicious Twilight Hawkers Market in Forrest Place to taste the international food rainbow. Whether it's Mexican, Indian, Argentinian or Thai, there's something to suit any craving. Plus, the city's open 'til nine so you can have a little shopping spree post dinner.
Inglewood Night Markets
Beaufort Street, Inglewood
Every Monday Night
Cooking on Mondays absolutely sucks, so don't do it. Go to the Inglewood Night Markets instead. With over 50 food stalls lining Beaufort Street, this weekly event is dog-friendly and offers plenty of options for vegans, vegetarians, gluten free, dairy free and halal folks. It's kicking around until April, so make the most of it.
Every Friday, Saturday And Sunday
The Fremantle Markets have been a permanent weekend fixture for as long as we remember, which is why they deserve the top spot on our list. Packed with a bounty of local produce, crafts and gifts, it's always a vibe. Don't forget to pick up some Fatboi Brownies on your way out.
Joondalup Growers Market
South Central Park, Joondalup Central
If you’re after some of WA’s finest organic and locally grown produce, you’ll definitely find it at the Joondalup Growers Market. Head in early for a freshly squeezed juice and coffee, then spend your morning shopping the huge range of fruit, vegetables, meats, cheeses, jams, bread, olive oils and more, all sourced from some of the best producers WA has to offer.
Perth City Farm Farmer’s Market
Perth City Farm
Set in the leafy courtyard of Perth City Farm, the vibrant Perth City Farm Farmer’s Market is the perfect place to shop for sustainable, ethical, and organic produce. The market blends in with the peaceful cafe and nursery, making for a very enjoyable morning indeed.
Growers Green Farmer’s Market
Fremantle College, Beaconsfield
Providing a very fresh alternative to supermarkets, the Growers Green Farmer’s Market is a community market where you can chat with growers and makers about the produce they’re so passionate about. Every week you’ll find everything from fresh fruit and veg, to bread, organic meats and even organic dog food.
Vic Park Farmer’s Market
John MacMillan Park, East Victoria Park
There’s no shortage of healthy, delicious food at the Vic Park Farmer’s Market. Grab some fresh produce from local farmers or try their cookie dough and cupcakes. They’ve got everyone covered, from vegan food to gluten-free snacks, and even treats your dog can enjoy.
Kalamunda Farmers Market
Central Mall, Kalamunda
From 8am to noon every Sunday, Kalamunda's tree-lined Central Mall is burgeoning with goodies from local farmers, producers and growers. Among the bounty of seasonal fruit and veggies, you'll find sourdough, gluten-free eats, honey, teas, natural beauty products, spices, plants and more.
Subi Farmers Markets
Subiaco Primary School, Subiaco
Subi Farmers Market has got everything you want in a market. Fresh fruit and veg? Check. Artisan goods? They've got them. Gourmet foods and pastries? Of course. Plus, they've got such a wide variety of stalls that they change them every week, so you've got to come back the next Saturday to see what's new.
Mt Claremont Farmers Market
Mt Claremont Primary School, Mount Claremont
You can stock up on all of the best local produce every Saturday at the Mt Claremont Farmers Market. Open from 7.30am to 11.30am, the market raises money for the school and has been hanging around since 2007. With 55 stalls to shop, there's plenty of fresh fruit and veg ripe for the picking, as well as meats, seafood, olive oils, unprocessed honey, local cheeses, cultured butter and artisan breads. There are even homewares, gifts and eco-friendly products to bulk out your reusable bags, and hot food stalls to keep the belly rumbles at bay.
Canning Vale Sunday Markets
If it's bargain hunting you're in the mood for, look no further than Canning Vale's weekly Sunday markets. They've been kicking around since the '90s, so you know they're onto something. You can expect to find 360 undercover bays packed with everything from fruit and vegetable to vintage finds.
Kalamunda Artisan Market
Central Mall, Kalamunda
The Kalamunda Artisan Markets are always a good time and this November they'll be packed with loads of great local produce; think jams, sweet treats and spices. Perhaps you'll find some art to hang on your wall or a new pot for your plant baby. Either way, you'll have a good time taking in the sounds from local musicians.
Vegan Spring Markets
The Peace Tree, Subiaco
Vegans and plant-based dabblers, prepare to stretch your stomachs. Coming to The Peace Tree in November, the Vegan Spring Markets bring together loads of delectable vegan eats, beautiful wares and live music. Bring a gold coin for entry—all proceeds will be split between some incredible animal sanctuaries.
Perth Makers Market—Twilight At Yagan Square
Yagan Square, Perth
With loads of stalls to scope out, Perth Makers Market is where artisan-obsessives come out to play. And this special Twilight edition is bringing the Christmas goodies you know your loved ones want, along with plenty of entertainment and tasty nosh to keep you happy. Santa will be there too!
The Pre-Loved Clothing Market
Perth Mess Hall, Northbridge
In support of Mettle Women Inc. The Pre-Loved Clothing Market is gracing us with its presence once again this month with more than 40 stalls to rummage through. Did we mention there are food trucks and a bar?
What better place to pick up presents—and have fun while you're doing it—than at Perth Upmarket? Dedicated to Perth's best artists, designers and crafters, Christmas Upmarket is hitting UWA's Winthrop Hall this November and with free entry and parking, it's a no-brainer. BYO canvass bag and be prepared not to leave empty-handed.
Made Local Market
If you missed the last Made Local Market you are going to want to clear your calendar for this one. Taking over the gorgeous Stackwood warehouse you'll find loads of locally-made arts and crafts. From jewellery and ceramics to skincare and clothing, you're sure to swoon. Comida Du Sol, Eat No Evil, Bean Eatin' and Stacked Cafe will be bringing the eats, and the bar will be pumping brew from Otherside and wines from Wise Child.
Looking for more things to do? Here's a list of the best things to do in November.
Image credit: SummerxSalt Markets