Fresh produce in Sydney
Saturday food market
Join the crowds who love good street food at Saturday's Eveleigh Farmers Markets. One of the highlights is Kylie Kwong's delicious breakfast pancakes with eggs and pickled veg, but you'll find plenty of other fresh organic produce impossible to resist.
Winter is the perfect time to discover your inner foodie in Sydney. Make sure you head to a local farmers market, provedore, org anic grocer or authentic deli to enjoy an incredible selection of fresh, seasonal produce.
You can find farmers markets at Frenchs Forest, Leichhardt, Marrickville, Pyrmont, Redfern and the Entertainment Quarter (EQ) in the eastern suburbs. They're perfect places to enjoy produce sourced from local suppliers, and many are organic. Wander through the Rocks Foodies Market on Fridays from 10am to 4pm, and check out the Sydney Morning Herald Grower's Market on the first Saturday of each month in Pyrmont.
In the eastern suburbs, the EQ Village Markets take place every Wednesday and Saturday, and Eveleigh Artisan Markets in Redfern on Saturday mornings feature delicious breakfasts, flowers and fruits and vegetables direct from the growers.
The huge Sydney Growers Market at Homebush is a great winter destination. Almost 400 growers within the Sydney basin travel here daily to sell their produce. The mix of fruits and vegetables traded reflects Sydney's multicultural diversity.
To find some of the best gourmet food, visit David Jones food hall on Market Street. Looking for the most authentic Italian ingredients? Fratelli Fresh serves up delicious home-style food and is an incredible Italian provedore. You can also find fresh pasta and fine Italian produce at the delectable Salt Meats Cheese in Alexandria.
A visit to Victor Churchill butcher in Woollahra is an experience in itself; walk the red carpet and you'll find fine meats and charcuterie artfully displayed, and butchers at work in a shop like no other.
The Hawkesbury Harvest Farm Gate Trail
Just an hour's drive from the centre of Sydney is the Hawkesbury Harvest Farm Gate Trail. Take a day, weekend or longer and taste some of the finest produce in New South Wales and book a tour. Taste farm-fresh apples, blueberries, figs and strawberries; sample fine wines; choose the perfect Christmas tree; and meet local artisans, cheesemakers, beekeepers and more.
Picnic on the harbour
Looking for a way to combine eating and sightseeing in Sydney? Pack a picnic with freshly made quiche, gourmet salads, cheese and sourdough, and catch a ferry to one of Sydney's harbour islands, where you can do both in style!
Sydney Fish Market
The best place to find fresh seafood is at the Sydney Fish Market at Pyrmont. One of the largest seafood market in the Southern Hemisphere is also the perfect place to learn how to cook seafood. Top chefs at The Sydney Seafood School teach a range of classes for all skill levels.
The Rocks Markets
Wander through The Rocks on Fridays and you'll enjoy great street food ranging from lamb kebabs and paella to Turkish gozleme, tastes of Thailand and couscous wraps. The historic laneways of The Rocks are bustling with musicians, food stalls and outdoor dining.