There’s something about strolling through the markets – from perusing the artisan wares and unearthing a treasure to the mouthwatering food and fresh produce. Here’s a list of some of our wonderful local markets…
The Beaches Market, Warriewood
Fill up your cupboards with gourmet goodies for the weekend every Friday morning at the Beaches Market. One of the most famous local markets, you’ll find it a stone’s throw from Turimetta Beach at Pittwater Rugby Club, Warriewood. The farmer’s and produce markets sell local honey, fish, meat, local cheeses, olive oils, breads, plants and flowers, plus homewares, fashions, collectables and jewellery. While dogs are not permitted in the market area, you can drop into the ‘Dog Parking Station’ for water, shade and a friendly space for your furry friend.
When: Fridays 8.00am – 12.30pm
Where: 172 Pittwater Rd, Warriewood
Mark your diaries because you won’t want to miss the monthly Palm Beach Market located on the most northerly point of Sydney. Running for over 12 years now, the iconic market draws in people from all over. They might come for the freshest produce and high quality homewares, but they stay for the picturesque views. Overlooking the beach and Barrenjoey Head, you’d be rash not to stay for lunch or even afternoon tea. Make your way through Mrs Wang’s dumplings, Vietnamese Pho, smoked meats from Tothy Brothers Deli, vegan ice-cream, nostalgic bakery treats from the Shared Table, and so much more at these don’t-miss local markets.
When: Fourth Sunday of the month, 9.00am – 3.00pm
Where: Governor Phillip Park, Palm Beach
Manly Market Place
These open-air local markets run every weekend in the laneways of Sydney Road and Market Lane, Manly. If you’re looking for a unique gift, you’ll find it here. Handmade jewellery, succulents, organic clothing, arts/crafts, handcrafted chocolates, skin-care, surf-art, candles, custom poetry, and more. As you peruse the markets you’ll usually be graced with local musicians performing live. There’s also a youth mental health check-in program run by OneEighty for those wanting to connect with others and have a chat.
When: Every Saturday and Sunday, 9am-4.30pm
Where: Sydney Road and the Corso, Manly
Organic Food Market Mona Vale
With the freshest produce in one place, you can rest easy knowing you are getting it straight from the source at the weekly Mona Vale Markets. Fill up your canvas bags with veggies, fruit, meats, local cheeses and more, and have a friendly chat with the producers who grow the food. If you’ve got kids in tow, give them a jump on the bouncy castle while you gobble down something tasty from the artisan bakers or a breakky burger from Egg Street!
When: Every Sunday, 8.30am-1pm
Where: Pittwater RSL, 82 Mona Vale Road, Mona Vale.
Famous for its organic, locally grown, seasonal fruit and veggies, this boutique market by the beach is the epitome of a farm to table experience. Once they’ve shopped for essentials you’ll find locals lining up in droves for sourdough, sticky date pudding, kombucha, chutneys, gluten-free donuts, and fermented vegetables. It’s a small market but the fresh produce sure packs a punch.
When: Wednesdays 8am – 12pm
Where: Bert Payne Park, 392 Barrenjoey Rd Newport
Berry Reserve Market Narrabeen
A colourful community market located at Berry Reserve. Nestled between the trees and the lagoon, you’ll be able to shop local from over 80 stalls selling arts/crafts, gourmet food, fashion, homewares, jewellery, and more. Pick up a unique gift, grab a coffee and take a Sunday stroll by the water.
When: Third Sunday of the month, 9am-4pm
Where: Berry Reserve, Pittwater road, Narrabeen
Bringing back the long-lost stalls from the old Frenchs Forest Market, this recently launched market will have you stocking up on organic produce every Sunday. Already making a name for its fabulous fresh flowers, live music, piping hot Gozleme, and the sell-out sourdough from Brickfields Bakery. The undercover market is housed within the Balgowlah RSL car-park, meaning you can stock up on organic supplies even in the rain – and your furry friends are welcome too.
When: Every Sunday from 8am – 12.30pm
Where: Balgowlah RSL, 30/38 Ethel St, Seaforth