Find hidden gems at stalls selling second-hand fashion, pick up some handicrafts from local artisans and gather fresh fruit and veg from local producers; all at your local markets. The Eastern Suburbs used to have the best markets, but the demand from the North Shore has seen the quality and quantity of our local markets increase over the past few years.
9am – 9pm, Thursdays and Fridays
As the fragrant smells waft through the concourse you know that there is delicious international cuisine being prepared at the Chatswood Markets. From Malaysian to Thai, Mexican and Lebanese, the choices for dinner are endless. There’s also arts, crafts, fashion and fresh produce on offer, plus live musical entertainment from 12 – 8pm. When you’re done with the markets, head across the road for some Ben and Jerry’s ice cream.
9am – 4pm every 3rd Saturday of the month
Visit Crows Nest on the 3rd Saturday of the month for a general market with children’s and adults new clothing and accessories, glasses, children’s toys, handicrafts, second-hand and new books, CDs, condiments, candles, antiques, jewellery and more. Try the Turkish and Japanese BBQ food or let the kids run wild on the Jumping Castle.
8am – 12pm every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month
Arguably the best market on the North Shore, here you can expect to meet the person who has picked the apple, seasoned the trout, melted the caramel, rolled the pasta, plucked the chicken, pulled the potato or milked the goat. Stallholders travel up to 6 hours to bring their passion, dedication and goods to the North Shore community. Bring your reusable shopping bags and fill them with artisan cheeses, fresh fruit and vegetables, dairy products, flowers and herbs, pastas, organic cereals and nuts, free range and organic meats, hand-crafted smallgoods, pastries, sweets and chocolates, honey, olive oils, sausages and meats, gluten-free products, wine and cider and much more.
10am – 3pm every 3rd Sunday of the month
They handpick all their stalls, so be assured of quality when you visit these markets. You can find homewares, fashion, jewellery, art, fair trade products, artisan, ethical products and children’s goods. Plus there are delicious gourmet foods and the market is fully accessible, with undercover seating and easy parking.
8am – 12pm every Wednesday
Enjoy the North Shore’s only weekly fresh produce and gourmet shopping every Wednesday at Karuah Park, Turramurra. On the 1st Wednesday of the month there is the addition of lifestyle stalls as well.
8:30am – 3pm every 2nd Sunday of the month
The stalls include clothing, furniture, antiques, stamps, fine stationary, tools, books, bric-a-brac, plants, food stalls and more. All funds raised are donated to charitable causes.
See you at the markets!