Explore the Local Lifestyle at Ryde Wharf Market | Sydney Sunday Market
Updated: May 29
It is a beautiful Sunday morning here in Sydney, with a cloudless sky and a gentle breeze. Simply perfect!
Looking out to the sky in the garden, thinking about what I should do today, there comes a message on my phone! "Sunday Market!"
Then I remembered the Ryde Wharf Market. It only opens every 2nd and 4th Sunday. Having missed it a few times, I set a message alarm on my phone to make sure I didn't miss it this time!
Ryde Wharf Market
2 Parsonage St. Ryde NSW 2112
Near Meadow Bank Ferry/ Train Station
Open Every 2nd and 4th Sunday
The location is not so far from where I live. So I decided to ride my bike to the market, crossing over the Ryde Bridge. The ride was so nice. The view you get from the bridge is breathtaking especially when the weather is so clear. I couldn't resist taking a picture of the stunning sky and river.
Upon arriving at the market, I was immediately struck by the vibrant energy and friendly atmosphere. The drinking water fountain caught my eye, which had a small bowl underneath for dogs to drink from. It was such a thoughtful touch, and it immediately made me feel at home. Sometimes little things like that can really open your heart, I guess.
As I walked through the market, I was delighted to hear a singer in the middle, uplifting the ambiance even further. With the river flowing calmly in the background and grass on the other side of the market, it was the perfect place to enjoy a leisurely stroll.
I guess the highlight of the markets is always the food! The food options at the market were quite amazing. From Greek souvlaki to Spanish Paella, Chinese dumplings to Turkish Kebab, and Dutch pancakes, there was something for everyone.
I must admit, I was very tempted, but I managed to exercise some self-control and just enjoy with my eyes only. Ha Ha. Well done and a pat on my own shoulder. These days, I am trying to eat healthily and also trying to cut out unnecessarily habitual drinks/snacks. (Like just having a coffee or snack out of habit, without actually needing it.)
In addition to the mouth-watering food options, the market also had an impressive variety of goods for sale. From beautiful fresh flowers and seasonal vegetables to handmade jewelry and unique garden ornaments, there was something for everyone.
I guess Ryde Wharf Market could be a great destination for anyone looking to indulge in a bit of retail therapy while enjoying the lovely Sydney scenery.
For anyone visiting Sydney, I highly recommend visiting small local markets like the Ryde Wharf Market.
It is a great opportunity to peek into the locals' lifestyle and culture. While there are many large markets in town, I love the charm and character of small markets like this one.
My visit to the Ryde Wharf Market this morning was a delightful Experience. The beautiful Sunday morning combined with the vibrant energy of the market made for a perfect outing.
So, what are you waiting for? Grab your bike, hop on a bus or on a ferry, and head over to Ryde Wharf Market for a fun-filled day!