To Market, To Market: A quick guide to Manly’s market scene

Welcome to Manly! Want to live like a real local? Just moved in and looking for fresh activities for your week? If you love new flavours and fresh food like we do, you’ll love exploring all the food and produce markets that call Manly home.

Every Friday evening at Gilbert Park, there’s the World Food Markets – where you can pick and choose from a host of international flavours. From Dutch pancakes to French crepes and Turkish gozleme, there’s something for every after-work craving. Dance to the live music on offer every week, or bring a blanket and make it a family affair, as it’s a smoke- and alcohol-free event. For more info, click here – but make sure to visit before the last Friday for this year, March 31st!

If you’d rather cook your own food, then head to the Manly Fresh Produce market, Wednesdays and Sundays from 8am-2pm at Manly Plaza on Short St. We think our antipasto board is something special, but if you want to recreate it at home, the Fresh Produce Market has all the essentials. You can get to know your local producers and grab some fresh flowers on your way home – a true local experience.

Food aside, there’s Manly Market Place – open every Saturday and Sunday from 9am-5pm and inspiring with the latest local design, fashion and giftware.

This is just a small taste of Manly’s thriving market scene, but a great place to start if you want that local experience. See you at the markets!