For the subtle samplers, the bargain hunters, proud organic produce lovers and those of you who just, well, prefer to shop outside. We got you.
Let’s be honest, market finds are the best kind. But finding all of the best markets in Sydney? Now that’s a whole other story. Sydney is certainly packing when it comes to hosting markets, and to help all you market fiends out, we’ve found all the marketplaces worth going to this march. Hint: all of them.
Prepare for a month of bric-a-brac finds, vintage clothing stalls and all the baked goods, here’s all the markets you need to visit this March.
Late night shopping and eating = hell to the yeah.
Twilight Food Fair
If you like market food (who doesn’t?), this one’s for you. And we don’t just mean your classic hot dog with a petty drizzle of mustard. We’re talking global eats including Thai, Malaysian, South American, Chinese, German, Turkish, Italian, Japanese, Indian and Middle Eastern. You know the drill, stretchy pants at the ready.
Where: Civic Park, North Sydney
When: Every Friday until Friday 24th of March, 5:30-9pm
Eastwood Night Markets
Your Date night will be totally sorted with this one! Food, music, entertainment, bargains. It’s an all in one! We know, we’re thinking the same thing; do you even need a date? You might have to share the epic snacks with them… just no.
Where: Eastwood Plaza, Eastwood
When: Every Saturday night between 4-10pm
Chinatown Night Market
Muse over local designers and dig your teeth into some damn delicious Chinese street food at the Chinatown Night Markets. This tasty precinct is really getting its hustle and bustle on, and is an epic (not to mention droolworthy) way to celebrate those TGIF feels.
Where: Chinatown, Haymarket
When: Every Friday night, 4-11pm
Naturally, producing all the yummy goods.
Pyrmont Growers Market
Sprouting back into action is the Pyrmont Growers Market, and we’re so grateful these guys are popping up again because we’re kind of (ok, seriously) in love with their top quality food straight from the field and farm.
Where: Pyrmont Bay Park, Pyrmont
When: Saturday 25th of March, 7:30am-12pm
Double Bay Organic Market
Drop by the Double Bay Organic Market to stock your pantry this month. This classic little market in the park has a heap of organic produce, crafts, plants, flowers and eco products.
Where: Guilfoyle Park, Double Bay
When: Every Thursday, 9am-12pm
Carriageworks Farmers Markets
Because when a market is an award-winning market, you go to that market, period. A heap of NSW and ACT farmers bring in fresh, seasonal and homemade produce they grow, rear and make. So you know it’s going to be good.
Where: Carriageworks, 245 Wilson Street
When: Every Saturday, 8am-1pm
Marrickville Organic Market
These markets have a pretty good record for churning out the largest amount of fruit and vegies in Australia. This means you can easily load up on your vitamins and antioxidants with ease. Who says we’re not (trying) to be healthy?
Where: Addison Road Centre, Marrickville
When: Every Sunday, 8am-3pm
Palm Beach Market
Fresh produce, homewares, ceramics, fashion and jewellery. Sounds simple, but we guarantee you’ll be walking home with an empty wallet.
Where: Governor Phillip Park, Palm Beach
When: Fourth Sunday of every month, 9am-3pm
Camden Fresh Produce Markets
Hit up the Camden Produce Markets for eats set against the picturesque backdrop of the Macarthur Region. You’ll score everything from locally grown fruit, veg and flowers, to meat, eggs, artisan products and homemade baked goods, is there anything better? The short answer is no, there’s not.
Where: Camden Town Farm, 40 Exeter Street
When: Every Saturday, 7am-12pm
240 stalls, live music, jumping castles (all of the yes), food (of course) and vintage treasures (we’ll take five) are all on offer at the Blacktown Markets. And if that doesn’t sound like the best thing ever, here’s the best part—it's home to one of the largest continuous garage sales in Sydney.
Where: Blacktown Drive-In Theatre, 33 Cricketers Arms Road Prospect
When: Every Sunday, 7am-2pm
There’s a real community vibe at Wollondilly Markets, with local small businesses supporting their pals by giving back some amazing fresh produce, as well as homemade goodies.
Where: Wilton Recreational Reserve
When: 3rd Sunday of every month, 8am-2pm
Parramatta Farmers Market
These markets are artisan AF. Coconut Coffee with coconut oil extract, fresh sugar cane juice from Juice Mia and even goose eggs arranged on request from Totally Free Range. Gozleme King is also known to pump out a seriously good gozleme. (you’re welcome).
Where: Centenary Square Parramatta
When: Every Friday 8:30am-3pm
Shire Farmers Market
After a good Chrissy break, these markets are re-opening this weekend, and we’re pretty damn excited about it. Think the best of the Shire meets the best of Saturdays in the sun, we can feel the market vibes already.
Where: Flora Street Carpark, Sutherland
When: Every Saturday, 8am-1pm
Avoca Beachside Markets
Gather one and all, this is the hip and happening market to get to if you’re in the Central Coast, somewhat around the Central Coast, heck, maybe even a day trip from the city?! Check out the Garden Basket while you’re at this waterfront dream, with lots of fresh fruit, veggies, cheese (OMG) and breads. Not that you need more convincing, but Six String Brewery and Brooklyn Boy Bagels will also be making an appearance #sold.
Where: Heazlett Park Foreshore, Avoca Beach
When: Sunday 26th of March
We live for cute market finds (mostly so we can boast about them to our friends).
Gear up for the epic and super delicious Masala Markets which promise to boast a hefty mix of music, dance, theatre, film and ahem… all the food. Celebrating an array of cultures, you’ll find a tasty concoction of cuisines to try, including Indian street food, Jamaican jerk, French fine dining and Italian fare backed by the tips and tricks of Nonnas along the way.
Where: Prince Alfred Square, Parramatta
When: Friday 10th of March, 5pm, Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th of March, 10am
Africultures means you get to taste all the BBQ meat, curries and bunny chow in the one place, on the one day. Plus there’ll be a number of stalls selling clothing, fabrics, home wares and accessories. To top the day off, there will be a fashion parade (and yes, you can actually walk the walk yourself).
Where: Wyatt Park, Lidcombe
When: Saturday 11th of March, Annandale
The pub markets are back. Annandale Hotel is bringing us hungry souls tasty yum cha (score) as well as vintage collectors, bric-a-brac, vintage records, young and upcoming designers, jewellery, art… pretty much everything a serious market-goer (like yourself) would be looking for.
Where: The Annandale Pub, Annandale
When: Tuesday 28th of March, 10am-3pm
Blak Markets Barangaroo
The iconic Blak Markets are back and its marketplace is livelier than ever. Expect bush tucker stalls, weaving workshops, a live performance from Indigenous band The Stiff Gins.
Where: Stargazing Lawns, Barangaroo
When: Saturday 11th of March, 2-8pm
Rozelle Collectors Market
The Rozelle Collectors Markets are a biggie for every small find you could hope for. Think second hand, bric-a-bracs, collectibles, fashion and antiques.
Where: Rozelle Public School, 663 Darling Street
When: Every Saturday and Sunday, 9am-3pm
Here’s the stomping ground for all things homemade. You know the kind, the kind of stuff that everyone asks where you scored such a find and you get to reply with a smug smile on your face “Balmain Markets”.
Where: St Andrews Congregational Church
When: Every Saturday, 9am-3pm
This one’s an absolute classic with killer market vibes. If gourmet food, live music and basking on a lawn after some serious retail therapy sounds like your thing, then the Glebe Market is your jam.
Where: Glebe Public School
When: Every Saturday,10am to 4pm
Seaside shopping anyone? The Bondi Markets host the ultimate lazy market atmosphere with bits and bobs so good, it’s like raiding your Mum’s wardrobe.
Where: Bondi Beach Public School
When: Every Sunday, 10am-4pm
Home to the creative, this market plays host to local fashion designers, craftspeople, jewellery makers and artists with a heap of products exclusive to this retail haven.
Where: Paddington Public School, 395 Oxford Street
When: Every Sunday,10am to 4pm
World Food Market
So an around the world trip might not be financially viable right now but do you know what is? Driving to the World Food Market and put yourself in a food-induced coma with all the international goods they have up for grabs. And in our expert opinion, these feeds are so damn good they’ll make you forget all about the epic Croatia sails everyone is going on. Almost.
Where: Gilbert Park, 3 West Promenade Manly
When: Every Friday, 5pm
Discovery Markets at Wolli Creek
Curated by the team behind Chippendale’s Brewery Yard Markets, Discovery Markets are THE markets in the South to visit. New makers, growers and designers have all taken up shop in these markets, set amongst a couple of wiz bang heritage listed buildings.
Where: Discovery Point
When: Saturday 4th of March
The Makers Market Lane Cove
Nestled in the centre of Lane Cove comes the Makers Market, complete with hand-made everything and a whole lot of market spirit.
Where: Lane Cove Plaza
When: Every 3rd Sunday of the month, 9am-3pm
Kirribilli Art And Design Fashion Market
With a title like that, you just know that these markets are bursting at the seams with, well, pretty much everything. With 100 vintage fashion stores as well as the art, designs and ceramics, there is plenty to see and way more to buy. Walk over the Harbour Bridge for that guilty pleasure thrill of being a tourist again, and you’ll land smack bang into this hub. You’re welcome.
Where: Alfred Street and Burton Street, Milsons Point
When: Sunday 12th of March, 9am – 3pm
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