Mar­ket lead­ers

We have cho­sen the best food and de­sign mar­kets in town

Time Out (Sydney) - - INSIDE - Words: Nick Dent, Claire Fin­neran, Emma Joyce, Jor­dan Kretch­mer, Emily Lloyd-Tait, Ben Neutze & Ju­liana Yu. Pho­tog­ra­phy: Daniel Boud, Anna Kucera & Gilbert Walden

Or­ange Grove Or­ganic Food Mar­kets

These mar­kets fill the play­ground of Or­ange Grove pri­mary school with cov­etable goods on a weekly ba­sis. Farm fresh fruit and veg is ev­ery­where here and you’re spoilt for choice for truss toma­toes, plump berries, tech­ni­colour cap­sicums and leafy greens. There’s also a glut of small pro­duc­ers for all your small­good and fancy condi­ment needs; grab a fra­grant saucis­son (an air-dried pork sausage); or rum­mage through bright yel­low, ice-filled es­kies for some juicy free-range steaks and nab a car­ton of free-range eggs. The pop­u­lar­ity of the ba­con and egg rolls from Bowen’s has reached celebrity sta­tus, with queues long enough to make you think Bieber is sign­ing au­to­graphs at the end of the line. CF Cnr Perry St & Bal­main Rd, Le­ich­hardt 2040. 02 9999 2226. www. or­gan­ic­food­mar­kets.com.au. Sat 8am-1pm.

Mar­rickville Or­ganic Mar­kets

You can find pretty much any­thing here: from vin­tage clothes, books, rugs and eco food wraps to heal­ing crys­tals, rice bread and tarot read­ing. There are stalls sell­ing sea­sonal fruit and veg, plus Asian greens, honey and fresh seafood. Pick up a paper lunch bag filled with sweet, mini plums and stop by Brook­lyn Boy Bagels for a poppy seed dough with cream cheese, lox, dill and ca­per schmear. If you visit on the first or fourth Sun­day of the month, the long­est lines will be found at La Casa Latina – a pop-up diner where you can eat au­then­tic Mex­i­can food. There’s plenty of grass be­hind the com­mu­nity hall to throw down a rug – just watch out for the pony rides pass­ing through. JY Ad­di­son Road Cen­tre, 142 Ad­di­son Rd, Mar­rickville 2204. 02 9999 2226. www.or­gan­ic­food­mar­kets.com.au. Sun 9am-3pm.

Car­riage­works Farm­ers Mar­kets

Go for the pho stand for a tra­di­tional Viet­namese start to the day. There’s a bibim­bap stall that will even re­place the rice with shred­ded cauliflower if you don’t be­lieve in cheat days, and a French crêpe stall and a clas­sic ba­con and egg roll for crea­tures of habit. The big hit­ter is al­ways Billy Kwong, where a per­fect fried egg is swad­dled in a Chi­nese pan­cake, packed with salad and dressed in a luxe gin­ger tamari sauce. And for break­fast dessert, get a baked treat from Flour and Stone – they soak their lam­ing­tons in a panna cotta mix to

make sure they’re ex­tra soft and rich. Once the hounds of your hunger have been qui­eted it’s time to pre­pare for your next meal, or seven. Maybe you need the sweet bite of Pickle Hill’s Worces­ter sauce for the pantry? Or some fresh goat’s curd from Wil­low­brae? While you’re there you may as well get some smoked salmon, fresh ravi­oli from Pasta Emilia, free range eggs, a load of beer and bar­ley bread form the Bread and But­ter Project. ELT245 Wil­son St, Eveleigh 2015. 02 8571 9099. car­riage­works.com.au. Sat 8am-1pm.

Glebe Mar­kets

Over 200 stalls take over Glebe Public School each Satur­day morn­ing, but it’s the fash­ion ones that at­tract most vis­i­tors. There are rows upon rows of ec­cen­tric and colour­ful vin­tage clothes, along­side hand­crafted jew­ellery, ac­ces­sories and new cloth­ing de­signed by lo­cals. There are vin­tage stalls scat­tered all around the mar­ket, but the smaller sec­tion just off Derby Lane at the back of the school is a gold­mine and a slightly qui­eter place to scour through racks and try things on. Here you’ll find Muns Vin­tage, a trea­sure trove of re­cy­cled fab­rics turned into new gar­ments. The lane of food stalls just op­po­site the lawn has gö­zleme, ke­babs, dumplings, fancy dough­nuts, gluten-free baked goods and tan­doori chicken wraps from the Madras Cui­sine stall, which has been part of the mar­kets for more than two decades. BNGlebe Public School, Cnr Glebe Point Rd & Derby Pl, Glebe 2037. 0419 291 449. www.glebe­mar­kets.com.au. Sat 10am-4pm.

North­side Pro­duce Mar­kets

These North Syd­ney mar­kets stake the claim for be­ing Syd­ney’s long­est con­tin­u­ously run­ning pro­duce mar­ket. Snaking through the seem­ingly small parklet on the north­ern CBD’s fringe, this bi­monthly pro­duce fair brings stall­hold­ers ped­dling orbs of creamy bur­rata, blood sausages, dou­ble-fist sized heir­loom toma­toes, salted caramel meringues, fresh egg pasta, free range eggs and soda bread. Luca Ciano’s jarred pasta sauces and Ital­ian olive oil dress­ings are ex­cel­lent Ital­ian treats; and Martin Teplitzky will fry you up a golden croque madame with Iggy’s bread and ham off the bone. JK220 Miller St, North Syd­ney 2060. 02 9922 2299. www.north­syd­n­ey­cen­tre.com.au/mar­kets/north­side­pro­duce-mar­ket. First and third Satur­day of the month, 8am-noon.

Padding­ton Mar­kets

Ev­ery Satur­day, more than 100 stalls line the grounds of Padding­ton Unit­ing Church and the neigh­bour­ing school sell­ing Aus­tralian-made fash­ion, hand­made crock­ery and metal cos­tume jew­ellery. The mar­ket has been oper­at­ing since 1973. Many of the stall­hold­ers re­turn week on week, like the el­derly Ja­panese cou­ple sell­ing Bon­sai trees and the Span­ish shoe­mak­ers sell­ing es­padrilles. It’s pre­dom­i­nantly an art, cloth­ing and de­sign mar­ket – and along­side the kitsch bric-à-brac and Aus­traliana-print tea tow­els you’ll find straw hats for $35 from lo­cal milliners and soft Tu­nisian-made ‘Turk­ish’ tow­els from young East­ern Sub­urb en­trepreneurs. An­tique, vinyl and vin­tage stalls are few and far be­tween, but leather satchels, beach pho­tog­ra­phy prints and pat­terned baby rompers are two a penny. Gilda, a Brazil­ian singer, shakes her maraca as she ser­e­nades the mar­ket go­ers in Por­tuguese. EJ395 Ox­ford St, Padding­ton 2021. www.padding­ton­mar­kets.com.au. Sat 10am-4pm.

Kir­ri­billi Art, De­sign & Fash­ion Mar­kets

Fans of ex­pertly cu­rated mar­ket events such as the Find­ers Keep­ers will be happy to know there is a monthly mar­ket of­fer­ing a com­pa­ra­ble ex­pe­ri­ence a stone’s throw from Luna Park, cen­tred on the weather-proof lo­ca­tion of the Bur­ton Street Tun­nel un­der Mil­sons Point Train sta­tion. Here you’ll find quirky millinery, hi­lar­i­ous knit­ted par­rots, oc­to­puses and Bar­bie out­fits, and cool laser-etched wooden phone cases. An an­tiques cor­ner fea­tures groovy type­writ­ers from the 1960s and sev­eral stalls of­fer funny and hand­made greet­ing cards. There is a food court area where you can get a roast pork roll, que­sadil­las, chur­ros, gö­zleme, paella, bly­nis, dim sum, or gelato. After­wards, head over to the out­door fash­ion zone and browse the $10 and $20 bar­gains. ND Al­fred St South, Mil­sons Point 2061. 02 9922 4428. www.kir­ri­bil­li­mar­kets.com. Sec­ond Sun­day of the month, 9am-3pm.

Rozelle Col­lec­tors Mar­ket

The school­yard of the Rozelle Public School has been a hive of week­end crate dig­ging for more than 20 years, and while some stalls have al­most earned long ser­vice leave, there are al­ways new­com­ers. The mar­ket runs across the week­end, al­though Satur­day is bet­ter if it’s pre-loved cloth­ing you’re after. You can find bar­gains for less than you’d spend on a cof­fee. Don’t be afraid to dig down into the ta­bles of tops and skirts, T-shirt piles and racks of leather jack­ets. And if you don’t need vin­tage boots, a flo­ral dress or a de­signer bar­gain, stroll through stalls sell­ing an­tiques, cut glass crys­tal, old suit­cases, DVDs, fur­ni­ture and bric-a-brac. ELT 663 Dar­ling St, Rozelle 2039. rozel­lecol­lec­tors­mar­ket.com.au. Sat, Sun9am-3pm.

Rozelle Col­lec­tors Mar­ket

Mar­rickville Or­ganic Mar­kets

Glebe Mar­kets

Or­ange Grove

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