We’ve already let you in on five of Sydney’s best markets, but there are so many more out there that we have to add to the list! Rooms at The Macleay Hotel all have kitchenettes, so you can always bring food back to your room to enjoy. The hotel is located in Potts Point in central Sydney, which makes a pretty convenient starting place from which to gather the best fresh and organic produce that the city has to offer, whether you’re after fruit, veg, seafood or sweet treats. Here are four places to check out.
Kings Cross Farmers Market
Fresh produce is on your doorstep when you stay at The Macleay Hotel.
Fresh produce is on your doorstep when you stay at The Macleay Hotel. Join Potts Point locals as they make their way to the Kings Cross Farmers Market every Saturday between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Fitzroy Gardens, just a five-minute walk from the hotel.
This market prides itself on selling gourmet organic produce – from greens to cheese, charcuterie and freshly baked bread.
Carriageworks Farmers Market
“The market is a meeting place… Hopefully you are inspired.”
These popular markets at Carriageworks are a hub for local and organic produce. They run every Saturday from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Wilson Street in Eveleigh. If you walk to Kings Cross station – only a ten-minute stroll from your accommodation – and catch the train to Redfern station, you should get there in just over half an hour.
“The [Carriageworks Farmers] market is a meeting place. You stop and chat to the suppliers, you find yourselves asking questions about food. Hopefully you are inspired,” says Mike McEnearney, its Creative Director.
Billy Kwong’s very own acclaimed chef, Kylie Kwong, is an ardent supporter and regular stall holder at Carriageworks – look out for her serving up some delicious Asian-inspired dishes.
Sydney Fish Market
Fancy some seafood? You’ll find (and smell) it at the Sydney Fish Market, which is open every day except Saturdays on Bank Street and Pyrmont Bridge Road – just a stone’s throw away from Darling Harbour. It’s worth visiting if only to experience the vibrant atmosphere of the largest fish market in the southern hemisphere.
Have a browse of all the displays and get your fill of oysters, lobster, mackerel, salmon, calamari and prawns (important note: contrary to the oft-quoted phrase “throw a shrimp on the barbie”, we call them prawns in Oz).
EQ Village Markets, Moore Park
The EQ Village Markets are held twice-weekly in the Entertainment Quarter at Moore Park, one of Sydney’s stellar entertainment and recreation venues. Every Wednesday and Saturday between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., you can check out market stalls such as the Angus Smokehouse with its sustainable meat sourced from organic NSW farms. Then there’s the Banana Bar, which sells seasonal fruit from Coffs Harbour.
You’ll also find scrumptious sourdough from Brasserie Bread, punnets of strawbs (that’s “strawberries” for those unfamiliar with our Aussie slang) from Crazy Sweet and artisan Italian cheese from Vannella Cheese.
With such delectable fresh food right on your doorstep, you’ve got absolutely no excuse not to eat well during your stay in Sydney. Once you’ve stocked up for the weekend, take those tired feet back to a room at The Macleay Hotel and use your in-room kitchen to prepare a plate of wholesome goodness. Book your stay with us today!