We don’t think that you can ever have too many markets. From those with fresh produce to vintage and retro finds, Sydney’s got a plenty-good offering. However, we can now add another to the list.
Curated by local art and design store Hypmotive, who have partnered with Panetta Mercato, Metro Markets on Smidmore St combines the best of local arts, craft and design with the best of Australian deli products, condiments and specialty grocery goods.
Found on the Ground Level of the Smidmore St Precinct, the first edition of Metro Markets is going to boast a range of home and interior products as well as fashion, jewellery, art and lifestyle products from a host of emerging and established local artists, designers and makers. you’ll even be able to glaze your own ceramic pots—not an activity you can easily find at other markets around Sydney.
Up to 20 makers will be setting up shop each month at Metro Markets, and this first outing will include stalls from the likes of artist Helen Nehill who creates psychedelic dreamscapes with a fine liner pen as well as Outer Island whose range of sustainable souvenirs are made with a focus on native plants, animals and habitats. Bespoke dry bouquets from Native Florals can also be found, vintage threads too from Pink Monkey Bird Vintage and hand-made ceramics from Oditi Designs.
When it comes to food, family-run and fresh-food heroes Panetta Mercato have pulled strings to bring together 15 stalls of their favourite deli goods. Pepper and Spice will be hauling in their Belgian chilli chocolate and chilli oil while Morella Grove has got the Olive Oil you need, Lord and Lion Co trucks in the Sri Lankan spices and Delizie Dal Cielo is all the authentic antipasto you have dreamt of.
As you explore the more than 30 stalls at Metro Markets, you can also get your hands on some free food samples, get your face painted and even enjoy a spot of live music. Not a bad way to spend a Saturday.
Metro Markets on Smidmore St is popping up for the first time this Saturday 11 June from 11-4pm in the inner west suburb of Marrickville.