The Best Markets in Sydney | Seafood, Streetfood & Local Produce
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Whether it is a family day out or your solo trip across Sydney CBD, there can be nothing more delightful than enjoying the local culture via local foods. So, here we are presenting some of the popular and best street food markets and food halls in Sydney CBD for tourists. These places offer a wide range of options from gourmet fare to dishes from locally sourced raw materials and some of most popular stops for Sydney city private tours.
Best Street food Halls in Sydney
The Rocks Market
It is said if you haven’t visited the Rocks Market, you haven’t truly experienced the food culture of Sydney. The Rocks Market is known for its high-class restaurants, gourmet street food, rustic cafes, curated artisanal wares, and so on. Devote your Friday night to coffee, music, and beer, as you unwind for the upcoming weekend at the Rocks. You can also visit the pop-up stores to get a glimpse of the local artists’ creations and buy any if you want to.
There’s even more! You can get a marvelous view of both the Opera House and the Sydney Harbour and Bridge getting soaked in the rays of the setting sun. Make sure to include the Rocks Market in your Sydney private tour bucket list!
Address: George St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
Operating time: Every Saturday and Sunday from 10 am- 5 pm; The Rocks Market night edition- Every Friday from 4 pm- 9 pm
Specialties: Craft shops, historic buildings and pubs, the view of the iconic Harbour Bridge, and Circular Quay
Contact number: +61 2 9240 8500
Parking: Local Sydney Parking/ No off-street parking
Best Farmers Markets in Sydney
North Side Produce Market
If you are touring across North Sydney, plan a day to visit the North Side Produce market. You can visit this market on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month from 8 am- 12 pm. However, the market remains closed on the 1st Saturday of January. If you are craving to try the local fresh produces that is free from cruelty and gluten, you can try the artisan foods, breakfast, brunch, and lunch options available here. You can also buy some (food) souvenirs from the North Side Produce Market like olive oil, jams, etc.
Location: Civic Park, Northside Produce Market
Address: Ted Mack Civic Park, 200 Miller St, North Sydney NSW 2060, Australia
Operating time: 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month from 8 am- 12 pm (except for January when the market is closed on the 1st Saturday)
Contact number: +61 2 9922 2299
Parking: On Ridge Street, North Sydney carpark
Pet accessibility: Dogs on leash are allowed
Kings cross organic market
This is an outdoor farmer market located near Elizabeth Bay, Australia. Kings Cross Organic Market is a must-visit if you are searching for some grad on-the-go delicacies. Here you will get locally sourced fresh fruits, vegetables, fish, artisan bread, and so on. Wander around its stalls or sit in one of its cafes to relax with freshly brewed coffee.
Location: Fitzroy Gardens
Address: Kings Cross Organic Markets. Macleay Street. Potts Point. Sydney
Operating time: Every Saturday from 8 am – 2 pm
Specialties: Locally sourced fruits, vegetables, fish, handmade pasta, and artisan bread
Contact number: +61 (02) 9999 2226
Parking: Available at Kings Cross Car Park
Accessibility: Mobility Access; Blind or low vision assistance
This is not a place to just eat lip-smacking foods but also to shop from an eclectic range of clothes, souvenirs, and local produce. If you want to indulge in some serious shopping, you will get great options at Paddy’s Market. Many local and national retailers have stalls here that sell women’s clothing, home wares, jewelleries, gadgets, books, candles, and other items.
When here, do not forget to buy some local souvenirs for your loved ones.
Location: Market City
Address: 9-13 Hay St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Operating time: Wednesday to Sunday from 10 am- 6 pm
Specialties: Cloths, electronic goods, and fresh local produces
Contact number: +61 2 9325 6200
Pet Accessibility: Only guide or assistant dogs
Established in 1976, Kirribilli Markets is one of Sydney’s oldest and most popular Markets. Indulge yourself in its vibrant and lively atmosphere that features over 220 stalls. Along with shopping, you can get immersed in the spectacular view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. This market specifically has two parts- one houses art, design, and fashion market, and the second is a general market that houses homewares, antiques, clothing, etc.
Location: Grandview Apartments
Address: Alfred St S, Milsons Point NSW 2061, Australia
Operating time: Saturday and Sunday from 8.30 am- 3 pm
Specialties: art, design, and fashion items;
Antique furniture, second hand, and recycled homewares;
Contact number: +61 2 9922 4428
Bondi Farmers Markets
Set in the town of Bondi Beach, a stone’s throw from the beach is Bondi Farmers Market. As the name suggests, it is a local farmer market where you can get delicious locally source and made food items like meat, fresh cheese, sandwiches, deli-style food, and so on.
Location: Bondi Beach Public School
Address: Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach NSW 2026, Australia
Operating time: Every Saturday from 9 am – 1 pm
Specialties: Meats, seafood, organic vegetables, freshly baked bread, and poultry
Contact number: 0402 045 990
Best Seafood markets in Sydney
Sydney Fish Market
Australia’s home to seafood, the Sydney Fish Market is one of the largest fish markets in the southern hemisphere of the globe. Located at Blackwattle Bay, Pyrmont, here, you can experience the authentic fish love of the Australians and witness the auction of over 2600 crates of the freshest possible seafood to more than 140 buyers. Visit this place to explore a wide range of fresh seafood including prawns, rock lobster, oysters, scampi, and so on. And if you want to try your hands in cooking some delicious seafood, you can join the Sydney Seafood School located in this iconic market.
If you are curious to know more about what this place can offer, take part in the Sydney Fish Market’s Flagship Tour.
Address: Corner Pyrmont Bridge Rd &, Bank St, Pyrmont NSW 2009, Australia
Operating time: Every day from 7 am- 4 pm
Contact number: +61 2 9004 1100
Best Night Markets in Sydney
Paddy’s Night Food Market
Make sure to make this offshoot of Paddy’s Markets a part of your Sydney tours. Launched in 2017, this food night market features more than 25 food stalls where you can get European, Asian, and other international fares. People who are looking for some fun and music field night can visit this night market, as they can enjoy free retro videogames and live music.
Address: 250-318 Parramatta Rd, Homebush West NSW 2129
Operating time: First Saturday of every month from 6.30 pm- 10.30 pm
Specialties: Burgers, desserts, various beverages, and the display of cars and motorbikes by Show N Shine
Parking: Free parking in the multi-story Western Carpark
China town Night Market
Visit the China Town Night Market to get the flavour of China in Sydney. Held every Friday night, this place has its spectacle. The Little Eat Street is the place where you can try cuisines from Hong Kong to Hanoi. There are more than 50 stalls/ food trucks operate in this market, all of them run by students, young designers, and local artists with Asian heritage.
Location: Dixon Street
Address: Little Hay Street & Dixon Street, Haymarket NSW 2000
Operating time: Every Friday from 4 pm- 11 pm
Specialties: Yum cha, teppanyaki, sushi, and pho
Contact number: 0478 177 219