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Seven of the Best Markets in Sydney

A guide to the most incredible food, art and fashion markets in Sydney.

Weekend adventures and Sydney markets are made for each other. From food lovers to bargain hunters, fashionistas to hipsters and everyone in between, these markets promise to please. Here are seven of our favourite markets in Sydney, all easily accessible from the Sydney CBD.

1. Paddy's Markets | Market City, Hay Street & Thomas Street, Sydney

A holiday to Sydney is incomplete without spending an hour (or five) at Paddy's Market. Expect to get lost, splash some cash and hunt down a bargain. Conveniently located between Chinatown and Sydney Central, you’ll snag costumes, phone cases, leather goods, and all the Aussie themed trinkets and souvenirs you’ll ever need. No judgement if you need to buy some more carry-on luggage to cart around your purchases too.
When: Wednesday through Sunday, 10am to 6pm
People enjoying a day at the Rocks Markets, Sydney
Nestled into the historic architecture of The Rocks, this Sydney market is a fun weekend activity for friends, couples, and families Image via Destination NSW

2. The Rocks Market | The Rocks, Sydney

Every weekend The Rocks comes alive with artisanal goods, gourmet street food, and views of the iconic Sydney Harbour up and down the charming cobblestone streets. Food, art, fashion, and accessories are staples of the Rocks Markets. Local bars and eateries extend their dining space to bring hot food and cool drinks to the streets. There are always new vendors visiting the markets to share their wares for the first time, but there’s also always a few mainstays—you can always get some good gelato or ice cream at the Rocks Markets to enjoy while you wander along the harbour by Circular Quay. 
When: Every Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 5pm

3. Bondi Markets | Bondi Beach Public School, Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach

While Bondi is famous for the surf, sand and sun, a trip to the beach is not complete without a visit to the Sunday Bondi Markets. Shopaholics are guaranteed to enjoy a cruise through the local handicrafts on offer here. Take home handmade candles, ocean inspired prints, funky one-of-a-kind tote bags, or some organic skin care.  If you happen to find yourself pacing the promenade on a Saturday though, expect to fill your belly and bags with gourmet eats and fresh produce instead. 
When: Sunday 10am to 4pm
Outdoor dining at the Sydney Fish Market, Pyrmont
Stop by to buy some fresh fish or for some freshly-cooked fish at the Sydney Fish Market Image via James Horan, Destination NSW

4. Sydney Fish Market | Bank Street & Pyrmont Bridge Road, Sydney

Seafood lovers will smile from ear to ear at the sight of the Sydney Fish Markets. Let your foodie dreams run amok here as you enjoy energetic produce auctions, oyster bars, and fresh sashimi. You can even book a session at the Sydney Seafood School to learn how to cook gourmet dishes. For an unforgettable Sydney seafood market experience choose a piece of fresh fish and have it cooked up right in front of your eyes. Now that’s service!
When: 7 days a week, 7am to 4pm

5. Kirribilli Markets | Bradfield Park, Alfred Street South, Milsons Point

Dating back to 1976, the buzzing Kirribilli Markets are favoured by tourists and locals alike. With most of Sydney’s markets dotted in the inner east and west, Kirribilli is an excellent option for those in the north.  Skip out on public transport and take in the incredible views that a stroll across the Harbour Bridge provides. With 220 stalls boasting new and recycled fashion, homewares, jewellery, plants and more, you won’t be short on choices.
When: Second Sunday each month
People walking through the Glebe Markets, Sydney
Walking through the Glebe Markets always means finding something unique and interesting Image via James Horan, Destination NSW

6. Glebe Markets | Glebe Public School, Glebe Point Road, Glebe

Diversity, character and style are the epitome of the Glebe Markets. Paradise for vintage and hipster chic finds, one man’s trash is truly another man’s treasure in this inner-west sanctuary. Scavenge the grounds to uncover recycled fashion, CD’s, records, books and more. Once you’re all shopped out, soak up the sun and sounds as you enjoy live music on the lawn. 
When: Saturday, 10am to 4pm
Crowds enjoying a day out at Carriageworks Markets in Eveleigh, Sydney
The Carriageworks Famers Markets, a must-visit market for foodies in Sydney Image via Destination NSW

7. Carriageworks Farmers Market | 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh

Creator and Aussie chef Mike McEnearney allows only the best of the best at the Carriageworks Farmers Market. Within this renovated hangar, you’ll unearth gourmet chocolate, olives, honey, chutneys, wines, truffles and so much more. Time to plan your next feast or picnic pronto!  Wake up nice and early to get your paws on organic and biodynamic foods from the farmers and producers of New South Wales.
When: Saturday, 8am to 1pm

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