If you like a bargain, then look no further than Paddy’s Markets. Dating back to 1834, Paddy’s Market is a part of Sydney’s history. There are two locations, one out west and one conveniently right in the heart of Sydney city in Haymarket. Originally a market for hay and grain, and located right on the edge of Chinatown, you can walk here in just a few minutes from Town Hall station.
For foodies, fruit, veggies and seafood are staples here. Buy in bulk or scavenge for the best picks, but either way, with over a century of history with growers and sellers here, the prices here will make your efforts worthwhile. Souvenirs, clothes, jewellery, accessories, gadgets, nik naks and gifts also feature heavily here, as do candles, homewares, books, music, decorative items and almost everything else. Mostly products are imported from elsewhere, and if you want a fake branded anything, you can probably find it here. There are also a few outlet stores selling end of line products, so there are plenty of bargains to be found. Paddy’s feels a little like a treasure trove waiting to be uncovered, so if you enjoy hunting for a well-priced gem, this is a great place for you.
For a cheap meal, Paddy’s market is great too. Lots of cheap eats, and with market city directly above, there is no shortage of meal options waiting for you here. Chinese, Japanese, Thai, burgers, fish and chips, sandwich shops and so much more. There is almost no end to the options ready to fill you up so you can get bac out there and continue shopping. So, whether it’s groceries for dinner, a last minute gift, a meal on the run or just a browse to see what you find, there is something for you to enjoy at Paddy’s market.