Love a good vintage find?
Markets in Sydney are a whole vibe. From vintage finds to fresh produce, the weekend market culture in the city is one of a kind. Just the feeling of stepping into a rustic, cosy little market and stumbling upon a treasure is something so unique. You certainly don’t get that kind of satisfaction shopping at high-end retailers. With so many markets around the city and so many to choose from, we’ve gone ahead and listed some of our favourites that are absolute must-visits. (Featured image: Emmy Smith via Unsplash.)
1. Glebe Markets
One of the city’s most loved markets, the Glebe Markets are particularly delightful if you like vintage souvenirs. The vibe of the markets is also amazing with live music strumming along in the background and delicious food offerings. You can also stumble upon some real treasures at this market, retro glasses, coats, kimonos, you name it.
Address: Glebe Point Rd &, Derby Pl, Glebe NSW 2037
When: Every Saturday, 10am – 4pm
2. Carriageworks Farmers Market
Offering seasonal produce that is organic and biodynamic from farmers across the state of NSW, the Carriageworks Farmers Market is undoubtedly one of the best markets in Sydney and the quality of produce is unmatched. The iconic markets offer an excellent range of products right from organic chocolate to vegetables to a wide variety of cheese. We highly recommend the smoked fish/dips from Brilliant Foods and pastries and cakes from Sweetness the Patisserie.
Address: 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh NSW 2015
When: Every Saturday 8am-1pm.
3. Paddington Markets
The atmosphere at Paddington Markets is unmatched. With over 150 stalls of clothing, food, vintage records, accessories and much more, you’ll rarely, if ever, come back empty handed from these markets. Its also great for authentic Aussie souveniers and trinkets if you’re planning to visit family or friends overseas.
Address: 395 Oxford St, Paddington NSW 2021
When: Every Saturday, 10am-4pm.
4. Kiribilli Markets
The Kirribilli Markets are one of Sydney’s oldest markets (first held in 1976) and very well-loved by people around the city. The markets are dividied in two: a General Market and the Art, Design and Fashion Market. The location of the markets is as iconic as the markets themselves. Offering uninhibited views of the Harbour Bridge, you can find some great products here right from vintage clothing to homewares and plants.
Address: Alfred St S, Milsons Point NSW 2061
When: Every Saturday and Sunday, 8.30am to 3pm.
5. Rozelle Collectors Market
The Rozelle Collectors Market has been home to pre-loved goodies for over 20 years. If you’re after antiques and collectables, the Rozelle Markets will not disappoint with a variety of paintings, books and records for sale.
Address: 663 Darling St, Rozelle NSW 2039
When: Every Saturday, 9am – 4pm
6. Bondi Market
The Bondi Markets are popular among locals and visitors from around the world. Much like everything Bondi, the market is hip and trendy with a wide variety of goods available right from vintage comic books to retro clothing. You can also grab an acai bowl or homemade jams from the many food stalls around.
Address: Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach NSW 2026
When: Saturday, 9am-1pm
7. Marrickville Organic Food Market
No matter what you’re after, you can find it here, although you might have to give it a good rummage. Vintage clothing, flowers and food are its speciality with live music strumming along in the background. There are also other quirky stalls like tarot reading occasionally on.
Address: 142 Addison Rd, Marrickville NSW 2204
When: Every Sunday, 9am-3pm
8. The Rocks Market
Its never a bad idea to visit The Rocks. But the cobblestone laneways become especially alive during the weekend markets with heaps of upscale goodies on sale. You can find quirky fashion, antique homewares and some brilliant art pieces while exploring the streets.
Address: George St, The Rocks NSW 2000
When: Saturday and Sunday, 10am-5pm
9. Chinatown Night Markets
The vibe at Chinatown is unbeatable. Apart from great clothing, homewares and accessories of all kind, the markets also have some of the most diverse Asian cuisine on offer, right from scrumptious dumplings to mouthwatering roti canai, there’s heaps of delicasies to choose from.
Address: Dixon St, Haymarket NSW 2000
When: Every Friday, 4pm-11pm
10. Sydney Vegan Market
The Sydney Vegan Market is a haven for plant-loving people with a penchant for all things organic. But even if that’s not you, you’ll find something of value here. With over 70 stalls at the venue, there’s some quality trinkets to be found here and some delicious food and since its animal friendly, you can even bring your furry friends along.
Address: The Market EQ, 122 Lang Rd, Moore Park NSW 2021
When: Every Sunday, 9am-4pm