The best part about markets is they can be as cheap as you make them, costing you zilch to stroll through and enjoy the bustling vibes. The other side of the coin is rocking up to the markets with a wad of cash and spending big on clothing, chutney and candles that you probably would never find again.
We’ve scoured Sydney for the best night, produce and lifestyle markets and we’re (almost) 110% sure you’ll be able to score a steal.
Here are the best markets to visit in Sydney this month.
Surry Hills Vintage Market
For the best vintage finds this side of Sydney head up to Surry Hills to peruse through racks and racks of classic pieces. Boasting a wide selection of fashion, antiques, books, vinyl records and so much more, this market is your ticket to find something timeless. Over sixty stalls will be on display and each has recycled goods, so pop out your wallet and make sure these items go to another home. Head here for more.
When: Saturday 6 July, 7am-4pm
Where: Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre, Surry Hills
Up north, Bastille Day is just getting started with a mix of fifty different stalls planned out in Club Willoughby. Take your pick from all the French-inspired foods, homewares and drinks available. From crepes and croissants to some of the strongest and incredible cheeses, imported straight from the motherland. Head here for more.
When: Sunday 7 July, 9am-2pm
Where: Club Willoughby, North Willoughby
The Rocks Christmas Markets
Taking over this hood of historic laneways, old pubs and harbour-front views is a giant French-style Christmas Village. That basically means a heap of fairy lights, French mountain food, wine, art, live music, cheese, mulled wine and movies. They’re importing 25 authentic Christmas chalets (traditional cabins) and upping the decor even harder from last year’s markets to give you the feeling that you’re truly experiencing Christmas in one of France’s famous winter villages. Head here for more info.
When: Thursday 11 July through Sunday 14 July
Where: Argyle Street and Playfair Street, The Rocks
Carriageworks Winter Night Markets
The legends behind the Carriageworks Winter Night Markets have outdone themselves. Gathering up stallholders from all the favourite establishments in Sydney, you'll find Alibi, Efendy, Belles Hot Chicken, Porteño and Messina, all part of the line-up, and you can expect a night of epic proportions. The theme is WILD and each venue will produce dishes made from native and locally sourced produce. And watch out for the demonstrations from some Australian culinary heroes. Head here for more.
When: Friday 19 July, 5pm-10pm
Where: Carriageworks, Eveleigh
Blacktown Night Markets
One of the West's best-kept secrets is out. If you’re looking for absolute foodie heaven this month to warm you up, head out to Blacktown this month for their iconic Night Markets. The slew of food trucks and stalls are enough to pull in a small crowd. These folks are slinging out dishes from every cuisine imaginable. Pop in for a plate of paella, some gooey mac n cheese balls or even a glow in the dark stick of fairy floss. Head here for all the details.
When: Friday 26 July, 4pm-9pm
Where: The Village Green, Blacktown
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 drool-worthy) way to celebrate those TGIF feels.
Where: Chinatown, Haymarket
When: Every Friday night, 4pm—11pm
Tramshed's Grower's Markets
In collaboration with Bodega 1904, the weekly grower's markets here feature a selection of seasonal fruit and veg from a number of sustainable community providores. Expect feeds from Brickfields Bakery, Oliver Bar, Prickle Hill Produce and Nomad Spices.
When: Every Sunday between 8am – 2pm
Where: Tramsheds. 1 Dalgal Way, Forest Way
Sydney Sustainable Markets
This market is all about doing good by contributing back to the sustainable food revolution. With everything from fruit and vegetables to rare breed meats and flowers, you can feel great purchasing fresh produce that doesn’t hurt the environment.
Where: Taylor Square, Darlinghurst
When: Every Saturday, 8am – 1pm
Sydney Vegan Market
Hold onto your kale, vegan friends, there’s a new market in town and it’s got your animal-loving names all over it. In case you weren’t already spoilt enough living in such a vegan-friendly city like Sydney, a monthly market launched in November and it’ll be wall-to-wall cruelty-free goodies every month.
Where: Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park
When: Third Sunday of every month, 9am-4pm
Carriageworks Farmers' Markets
When a market is an award-winning market, you go to that market, period. Many NSW and ACT farmers bring in fresh, seasonal and homemade produce they grow, rear and make. It’s too good to miss.
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 veg in Australia. This means you can 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.
Parramatta Farmers' Market
These markets are artisan as anything. 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—2:30pm
The Brewery Yard Market
Inner-city markets are a thing (finally) and these markets not only offer an epic array of NSW produce, you’ll find florals, fashion and food too!
Where: Central Park Green, Chippendale
When: First & third Sunday of the month,10am – 4pm
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Image credit: Carriageworks.