The Best Artisan Markets In Sydney
Sometimes it’s not all about the tourist heavy eateries or shops. You want local? The artists and producers of the local markets in Sydney are here to offer you their creativity and their best produce.
For a true taste of Sydney culture, be sure to check out these 8 artisan markets.
1. Finders Keepers Market
The Finders Keepers Markets are held at the Australian Technology Park bi-annually. This market supports artists from local and regional areas from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, offering one of the widest range of arts and crafts. If you’re lucky to be in Sydney for their markets, I urge you to definitely have a look. Not only do they have an array of arts and crafts, from handmade jewellery, letter-pressed cards to D.I.Y. sewing kits and chalk boards, their food is also sourced from Sydney Food Trucks that are difficult to get all in one location!
Must Try: Enrol yourself into one of the workshops Finders Keepers have to offer (last time it was making your own terraniums and font painting- they are super fun and guaranteed you will meet some amazing people).
Address: Australian Technology Park. Locomotive Street, Eveleigh NSW 2015
Autumn/Winter – Friday (evening) 8th, Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th May 2015
Spring/Summer – Friday (evening) 11th, Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th December 2015
2. Grounds of Alexandria
The coveted Grounds of Alexandria are a must see with whimsical outdoor furnishing likened to an adult version of Alice’s Wonderland. Not only is there a kids play area and a miniature farm, there are also stalls of baked goods, ice cold drinks and gorgeous, blooming flowers by Garlands, all surrounded by a magical garden.
The Grounds holds a small farmers market over the first weekend of every month offering special treats like local honey and jam donuts.
Must Try: Drink the Rose Lemonade from the Grounds or head over to The Salt Meats Cheese store next door. They offer fresh local pasta and boy, are they to die for.
Address: The Grounds of Alexandria. Building 7, 2 Huntley St, Alexandria 2015
Opening Hours: First Saturday and Sunday of every month, 8am to 3pm.
3. Eveleigh Markets
Eveleigh markets are held every Saturday at Carriageworks, giving you the opportunity to meet the local farmers and producers all over the state. You know where your food is coming from now! These markets have one of the friendliest vibes and the farmers are more than willing to talk to you about how they grow their products and give you recipes.
Must Try: Strike up a conversation with one of the owners. You’ll learn something about them and it will make you appreciate what you’re eating even more!
Address: Carriageworks. 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh NSW 2015
Opening Hours: Every Saturday, 8am to 1pm.
4. Bondi Beach Markets
Salt water, waves lapping onto the sand? What is better than having the sounds of the ocean next to you whilst shopping at the markets? You can find absolutely anything here. The vibe is vibrant and bustling (it is after all, the most popular beach in Sydney) so be sure to look around and see if you can find the best gelato place in Bondi!
Must Try: Finished browsing the markets? The Bondi Beach to Tamarama coastal walk is bound to awe you.
Address: Bondi Beach Public School. Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach NSW 2026
Opening Hours: Every Sunday, 10am to 4pm.
5. Glebe Markets
The Glebe markets are a cornucopia of sound, movement and colour. This is one of the greatest markets in all of Sydney. If you’re a vintage lover, this market is for you. From CDs to books, fashion and food, you will be left spellbound by the abundance of creativity and exquisite items made to offer.
Must Try: Order yourself a gozleme and bask in the glorious Sydney sunlight as you people watch on the lawn in the middle of the markets.
Address: Glebe Point Road, Glebe NSW 2037
Opening Hours: Every Saturday, 10am to 4pm.
6. The Rocks Markets
The markets at the Rocks is one of the longest running markets in Sydney. Not only is the usual car-filled streets turned into hundreds of stalls of extraordinary designs of woodwork or jewellery, but behind the backdrop of sandstone buildings are boutiques filled with quirky designs that you cannot find anywhere else. Take a walk through the laneways of the Rocks, you’ll be bound to find something new.
Must Try: Stay and watch Darren Germain create his Space Art, or visit the markets on Fridays to indulge the foodie in you.
Address: The Rocks Markets. Playfair Street, George Street, Jack Mundey Place, The Rocks
Opening Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 10am to 5pm | Foodie Markets open on Fridays, 9am to 3pm.
7. The Beaches Markets
Up along the coast with a stunning view of the ocean is the Beaches Markets that are filled with fresh fruit and veggies, straw baskets and stunning local boutiques selling jewellery and fashion. What is also great about this market is the price. Cheap and good produce. Oh, and they sometimes offer pony rides and have a petting zoo. What is there not to love?
Must Try: Grab yourself some fresh produce and organic food and listen to the local artists playing. Not only is the food super healthy, it is also extremely tasty!
Address: 1472 Pittwater Road, Warriewood NSW 2102
Opening Hours: Every Friday, 8am to 1pm.
8. Round She Goes Vintage Market
Round She Goes is a Market selling (as well as buying!) vintage and pre-loved designer fashion, jewellery and accessories. Sequins and dresses with vibrant prints take you back all the way to the 60’s. Do you know what’s even special about this market? IT IS ONLINE TOO! Round she goes is held in Sydney three times and the first market date this year is Saturday 16th of May!
Address: Marrickville Town Hall. 303 Marrickville Road, Marrickville NSW 2204
Opening Hours: Saturday, May 16, 10am to 3pm.
*Note there is a $2 entry fee to the event.
Get your local fix at Sydney’s local markets
Sydney’s local markets showcase the best of Sydney’s culture and are a definite must-visit for locals and tourists alike. The creativity and originality of the pieces on sale ensure your purchases are one-of-a-king and cannot be found anywhere else.
Make a Sydney market your weekend morning agenda and I guarantee you will not regret it.