Markets are never a good match for night owls. Weekend sleep-ins usually win in my household. But a 10am market start is doable in my books, especially if the promise of donuts is involved. That's how I ended up at the new Brewery Yard Markets for their first two sessions of the year.
Brewery Yard Markets
The Brewery Yard Markets are held at Central Park, across the road from the UTS tower building on Broadway. The markets are held on the first and third Sunday of every month. They first kicked off in October last year.
Market stalls beneath Central Park
There's a chilled and laid back feel to the market. The stalls are mostly homewares, beauty and fashion with several food and drink stalls to keep you fed and watered. This market's not really about doing the weekly shop for organic produce. It's all about poking around stalls selling pretty, eclectic and creative products - perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon.
Salt scrubs and body cremes by Remedica
Organic soaps by Remedica
Scented salt scrubs by Remedica
Watermelon, pistachio and mint donuts by Glazed Doughnuts
Glazed Doughnuts is my first port of call. These donuts are handmade by two Californians, Candy Berger and Eden Elan.
Triple chocolate fudge brownie donuts by Glazed Doughnuts
There are about thirty different donut flavours in their total range. They churn out a small subset of those varieties, rotated every couple of weeks. They do morning drop-offs at various cafes throughout Sydney - these tend to include Paramount Coffee Project, Reuben Hills, Kingswood Coffee, Baker Bros, Tap Espresso, Sample Coffee, John Mantagu, John Smith, The Wedge Espresso and Sensory Lab Bondi.
Apple pie donuts by Glazed Doughnuts
Nutella donut with waffles and banana chips
Their donuts are light and fluffy with a slight chewiness in each bite. There's a great sense of fun in their flavour combinations, jazzing up Nutella with waffle smithereens and banana chips or adding splashes of pistachio green to their candy pink watermelon donut.
Watermelon and pistachio donut and Nutella donut with waffles and banana chips
Unfortunately they don't seem to be regulars at Brewery Yard Markets anymore. They weren't there on my second visit. You should be able to catch them at Bondi Public School Markets - check their Instagram for the latest.
The Corner Store self-watering planter by Feedback Organic Recovery
Cactus planter boxes by Feedback Organic Recovery
Herb coffee table by Feedback Organic Recovery
How cute is this multi-function coffee table?
Terrarias by Bottlecosm
Soy wax candles by Keepsake Candles
Soy wax candles in mason jars by Keepsake Candles
Market stalls on Chippendale Green
Ping pong tables
Free ping pong tables, deck chairs and live music are a nice touch too.
Deck chairs on the lawn
Sweets by Raw Eats
Pork and coconut chicken on the grill by Eatabella's Vietamese food stall
Brooklyn Boy Bagels
Brooklyn Boy Bagels has a regular stall here. Word is their Matraville store isn't too far from opening either.
Challah bread $9
I could not pass up a loaf of challah bread. It's been delicious with butter - and I'm looking forward to a couple of decadent French toast breakfasts in my future.
Nutella; salted caramel and sesame seed; and chocolate babkas
And there was no need to recreate the Seinfeld scene when Elaine misses out on chocolate babka. I managed to score a slice of this sweet yeast treat before they ran out. They also do Nutella and salted caramel with sesame seed versions.
Sesame seed and poppy seed bagels $3.50
And I had to grab a bagel too. If you want to eat one on the spot, you can get them schmeared with cream cheese for $2.50. If I wasn't on my way to lunch I definitely would have gotten the bacon, bourbon and maple schmear.
Michael Shafran, founder of Brooklyn Boy Bagels
Brooklyn Boy Bagels
The Brewery Yard Markets will be on again this Sunday, and in good news for sweet tooths, Kraving K will be making their debut appearance at the markets too.
Brewery Yard Markets
28 Broadway, Chippendale, Sydney
Tel: +61 (0)416 172 061
Held on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month
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