Three Great Shopping Spots in Sydney That Are Not Located in a Shopping Centre

marketsFor shopping in Sydney, you have the best of both worlds. Malls like Westfield Shopping Centre are plentiful and house numerous brand name retailers. Sydney’s CBD also has rows of shops along the well-known tourist locations of George Street and Pitt Street. If you want a venue  with a relaxed atmosphere, though, where you can find value for money, and where you can indulge in some of the best foods in Sydney, the local markets are where you need to be!


Bondi Beach Markets


Bondi Beach is one of Sydney’s main attractions, so if you’re there on a Sunday, why not drop by the Bondi Beach Markets? You can find almost anything at these  stalls, from pre-loved clothing and toys to designer leather bags. There’s definitely something for everyone. The school’s canteen operates on Market Day, raising funds for the school and other local community groups.  It offers light meals and cold drinks to market visitors and, of course, the great weekend tradition of the sausage sizzle. If you’re a fan of jewellery such as necklaces and charm bracelets  you’ll want to visit the shop towards the back of the markets,  which offers a wide range of these accessories  and all  at an affordable price.


Address: Bondi Beach Public School, Campbell Parade, Bondi NSW 2006

Opening Hours: Sundays, 10am to 4pm


Kirribilli Markets


Located next to the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, Kirribilli Markets offer  shining views of the harbour. The venue is located right outside Milsons Point Station and just a  five-minute walk  from Luna Park. The markets give you  an eclectic mix of stalls that touch on both contemporary and vintage products. Live entertainment adds to the vibrant atmosphere  of the markets, giving off a vibe reminiscent of a Spanish festival. A wide array of food stalls offers different cuisines ranging from Japanese fusion wraps to classic Turkish gozlemes. Your taste buds can truly travel around the world. If you like Asian food,  keep an eye out for the banh mi or Vietnamese bread rolls.  At $6 a roll, this is probably the most reasonably priced food item at the markets.


Address: Burton Street Tunnel & Bradfield Park Bowling Green, Milsons Point NSW 2061

Opening Hours: (1) Art & Design & Fashion Markets – Second Sunday of each month, 9am to 3pm. (2) General Markets – Fourth Saturday of each month, 7am to 3pm


Glebe Markets


This is the top vintage market in Sydney and is popular amongst all ages  because it offers a huge variety of stalls selling fashion, food and crafts, as well as quirky items that are hard to find anywhere else. The atmosphere at the Glebe Markets is always bustling with chatter, live music, and the smell of tandoori chicken kebabs rising off the grills. A large lawn allows visitors to relax, devour their food, bask in the sun and listen to live music that will entice you to stay longer!  Among the various aromas, be sure to follow your nose to the scented candles (especially the heavenly-smelling soy candles), tandoori chicken wraps (fresh off the grill and warm in your tummy) and the pho noodles in a tasty broth all served in a tall paper cup. Be careful though, it’s piping off!


Address: Glebe Point Road, Glebe NSW 2037 (Glebe Public School)

Opening Hours: Saturdays, 10am to 4pm



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