From vintage wares and arts, crafts and handmade jewellery to fresh produce and tantalising food stalls, Sydney's plethora of markets means there's something for everybody. Whether you're from out of town, or a Sydneysider looking for some weekend inspiration, we've rounded up some of our favourite markets in Sydney.
217-223 Darling Street, Balmain | 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month, 8.30am - 4pm
Established in 1977 in the historic grounds of St Andrews Congregational Church, the Balmain Market holds the moniker of Sydney’s third oldest market. And with its 150 stalls offering handmade arts and crafts, jewellery and giftware, contemporary and vintage fashion and homeware, as well as artisan goods, chutneys and cheese, the market will especially delight the creatives and historians among us.
Bondi Farmers Markets/ Bondi Markets
Bondi Beach Public School, Bondi | Saturdays 9am - 5pm/ Sundays 9am - 4pm
Just metres away from one of the world's most famous beaches, you'll find locals and tourists alike flock to Bondi Beach Public School over the weekend, inbetween dips in the ocean. On Saturdays, the Bondi Farmers Market holds fort. Grab breakfast from one of the many food stalls, and eat on the lawn while listening to live music, before browsing the stalls for fresh seasonal produce and flowers, organic meat and poultry, and artisan breads and homemade jams, to farmstead cheeses, olive oils, and herbs and spices. Sunday sees the market's focus shift away from food to fashion, where the trendy among us will find original designer clothing, exotic imports, handmade jewellery, arts and crafts, and retro-chic homeware.