Get Your Totes Ready For The Best Markets In The Eastern Suburbs
Mums & Bubs
Markets offer so much more than just business! They are a timeless and enchanting form of human exchange, a gathering place, and a real source of community in this fast-paced world. Last but not least, the markets give us a chance to travel the world through their delicious selection of global culinary treats. So pack your Hessian bags, and go out to explore some of the most spectacular food and fashion markets in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs.
Bondi Farmers Markets & Bondi Markets
If you are a Bondi local, you know very well that there are TWO separate market events going on each weekend. This distinction is crucial, even though both markets take place at Bondi Beach Public School.
Saturday market is all about fresh produce and gourmet food, with some occasional bits and bobs of arts and crafts in between. The epitome of the great food market, it is perfect for the family brekkie/brunch outing, although it does get busy, so you might have to wait for food. There is a good balance of everything there: the organic farmers’ produce from Kurrawong Organics, flowers and plants from Mayfarm Flowers, and many stalls with freshly made meals, from cheesy potato toasties, corn fritters to the famous pho. The ubiquitous chai tent is a great spot to unwind after the frenzy of food hunting.
The Sunday market extravaganza will be perfect for a 'mum only' vintage treasure-hunting trip, with handmade jewellery, vintage clothing and original designs from young fashionistas aplenty.
Of course, since the markets are located three stones’ throws from the beach, you get the most picture-perfect ocean backdrops, as well as a chance for a cooling ocean dip afterwards.
Bondi Farmers Markets, every Saturday, 9 am to 1 pm
Bondi Market, every Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm
Bondi Beach Public School, Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach
Organic Food Markets Double Bay
Double Bay’s weekly Thursday market is a sure bet for your perfect shopping trip. It’s not too crowded and has a great selection of fresh produce (check out Peyton Blu Royale Seafood) and gourmet delights, eco fashion, wooden toys, plants, and flowers, as well as some fun things to do for the kids. Don't miss the jumping castle, pony rides and a baby animal farm. Voila - your Thursday playdate plans sorted! You can thank us later.
Organic Food Markets, every Thursday, 9 am to 2 pm
Guilfoyle Park, Guilfoyle Avenue, Double Bay
Cambridge Markets EQ
Sydney's most treasured produce markets at the Entertainment Quarter have been operating for over 20 years. Each Wednesday and Saturday, they bring Sydneysiders up to 70 stallholders with a wide variety of fresh, artisanal produce and gourmet food – from bao, dumplings and curry to coffee, bagels and gozleme. There is also a mix of clothing and homeware stalls offering goods as varied as French linen, wooden toys and baby clothes.
Make sure to get your small talk mode on, as you'll get to meet the people who grow the crops, bake the bread and put love and care into the food they sell. Just like James Duffell from Griffith near the Murrumbidgee River who – along with his father – runs Prickle Hill Produce.
Cambridge Markets EQ, every Wednesday & Saturday, 8 am to 2 pm
The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park
Sustainable Produce Markets
Jute totes reign supreme at this small but mighty community food market where growers sell their wares directly to consumers. This is a place to shop for real organic goodness grown and made by real people. Look out for Lili’s homemade preserves, jams and butter (all sold in glass jars with hand-written labels!), or pesticide-free tangelos and lemons.
You can also rest assured that at this market 100% of your dollars go directly to the farmer or artisan who you are buying your produce from.
Sustainable Produce Markets, every Saturday, 8 am to 1 pm
Taylor Square (Crn Oxford & Flinders St), Darlinghurst
Kings Cross Farmers Market
With its famous dandelion fountain, Fitzroy Gardens – where the weekly Kings Cross Market takes place – is the perfect weekend mingling place for the local community. Seriously upgraded in the last few years, it now offers delicacies for all family members – from big, small to the furriest. Seriously, your pet will be delighted to munch on a dried roo rib and sip on a doggy craft beer while you enjoy your crackling spiked pork pancakes. The market is also great for flowers and plants, as well as artisanal honey. And if you’re feeling adventurous, come back to Fitzroy Gardens on Sunday for a little flea market.
Kings Cross Farmers Market, every Saturday 8 am to 2 pm
Fitzroy Gardens, Macleay St, Potts Point
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