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Cambridge Markets EQ

Head to The Entertainment Quarter every Wednesday and Saturday to shop, eat and meet a variety of makers.
By Alec Jones
October 20, 2022
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By Alec Jones
October 20, 2022
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2022 marks a big milestone for an unsung Sydney cultural pillar, one you might not be aware of. As of October, the Entertainment Quarter markets are celebrating 21 years of connecting Sydneysiders with fresh produce and artisanal products from all around Australia and the world.

Since starting out in 2001, it joined the Cambridge Markets family in 2017, expanding into the far-reaching network of regional markets (that set up shop in practically every corner of Sydney). However, its roots remain firmly in the Entertainment Quarter.

After 21 years, most Sydney residents have likely wandered the stalls at least once, whether they knew the name of the market or not. It's a memorable experience to see the empty showground transformed with the sights, sounds and smells from 100+ stalls.

The Entertainment Quarter was organised with an activity-first approach, but the markets bring depth to the usual range of Hoyts, Strike Bowling and al fresco pub dining. Current vendors include Mayfarm Flowers (which brings buckets of flowers directly from its local farm), Vegie King, Prickle Hill Produce and Organic Bread Bar. Choose a delicious lunch option from an array of international options — like Spanish from Mojo Picon, Vietnamese from Pho Bay, Israeli from Food Theatre and Ottoman Turkish Gozleme. Or, stick to old favourite Two Duck Trading Co. with its French provisions, baskets and striped tees.

Beyond the food, you can also browse a beautiful natural range of handmade body washes, creams and candles from Verve Candles, and get a jump-start on silly season planning by stopping by Wrappsody and stocking up on premium wrapping paper, cards, ribbons and Christmas bonbons and decorations.

The lineup of stalls shifts week to week, changing with the seasons and reflecting growing conditions.

If you prefer your shopping to focus on sustainable products, made authentically by original vendors, plan a trip to Moore Park for the Cambridge Markets EQ. The markets are open from 8am–2pm, every Wednesday and Saturday. Visit the website for more information.

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