Whether its a family day out or first date material, a market can be the best way to spend the day. Presenting some of Sydney’s finest gourmet and artisanal fare; from hand-crafted cakes to charcuterie and chocolate, here are the top eight best street food markets in the city.
Addison Road: The Street Food Markets
Every first and third Saturday of the month, hop a bus to Marrickville, West of Sydney’s Central Business District (CBD) to indulge in a far-off feast. Celebrating the vast culinary cultures of people who now call Australia home, the Addison Road Community Centre brings us The Street Food Markets, an authentic food market featuring fare from the likes of Sierra Leone, Ethiopia and Columbia.
This street food market supports local refugee food stallholders as they share their traditional culinary skills. This is one of many initiatives from The Addison Road Community Centre which commit to community development programs, environmental activities and lobby for social justice. The market runs 4 – 9 pm every second Saturday.
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Bondi Farmers Markets
Set in the seaside town of Bondi Beach, a stones throw from the ocean is Bondi Farmers Markets, a local farmers market with a flare for gourmet grub such as delicious sandwiches, fresh cheeses, meats and deli-style food. Running each Saturday from 9 am – 1 pm, this is the perfect pre-beach al fresco bistro. Alternatively, stop by and stock up on ingredients for the week ahead; this wholefoods market has a huge selection of seafood, meats and poultry; organic vegetables, freshly baked breads and hand-plucked flowers.
Whether it is food or atmosphere you are after, Chinatown Night Market is a feast for the eyes as well as the appetite. Stroll amongst the side streets of Sydney’s famous Chinatown located in Haymarket, moments from Central Station and be immersed in an authentic atmosphere of the Far East. Browse over 50 late night-trading stalls, from jewellery to clothing, whilst indulging in endless offerings of authentic Asian fare. For the full experience: download the Chinatown phone app for Apple or Android which enables a digital walking tour of the district. Every Friday from 4 pm – 11 pm.
Held each Saturday from 8 am – 2 pm, the Kings Cross Organic Markets are bursting with life, colour and the most inviting menu of delicacies to grab on-the-go while meandering around stalls and inhaling the smell of fresh flowers. This market boasts endless supplies of artisan breads, gourmet fare, charcuterie, handmade pastas, just-caught fish, cheeses and locally sprouted fruit and vegetables. Throw in some freshly brewed coffee and this market becomes the place for people watching in Sydney.
Set in Lilyfield, just West of the CBD is Orange Grove Market. This weekend morning market runs Saturdays from 8 am – 1 pm, and is the perfect place to start the day, boasting fun for all the family as well as food to fight for. Watch the kids play on the bouncing castle or enjoy a pony ride over a cup of fresh roasted coffee.
Organic indulgence takes on new heights with their famous Bowens egg and bacon breakfast rolls, not to mention the endless performance of mouth-watering jams, sauces and chutneys; fresh meats, fish and cheeses. Saunter through stalls of freshly cut flowers or browse the eco-friendly, fair trade and sustainable market stalls; at Orange Grove, there’s a little something for everyone.
Launched in July 2017, this street food night market is an offshoot of Paddy’s Markets (running in the same family of Paddy’s Markets in Haymarket, Chinatown). Hosted in the Flemington branch’s undercover car park, Paddy’s Night Food Markets features over 25 food stalls offering a wide selection of Asian, European and international fare. Free retro videogames and live music are an added bonus, keeping visitors entertained as they eat their way around the endless culinary delights.
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Stop by the Brewery Yard Markets on the first and third Sunday of every month from 10 am until 4 pm for a morning or afternoon of food, fun, design and décor. Experience art, live performance and demonstrations at this food market; situated less than five minutes walk from Central Station in Sydney’s CBD, this is a must-see when in town. Grab some grub and wander endless stalls of handcrafted jewellry or one-of-a-kind art whilst sipping on some of the best coffee in the locale.