Street Wise Feasting: 6 Of Sydney’s Best Places for Street Food

Sydney’s best street eats

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Whether it’s a light bite or meal on-the-go, Sydney’s street food can satisfy any craving. With a range of cuisines on offer and pricing to suit every budget, choosing where to eat can feel like an impossible decision. To give you a hand we’ve compiled a list of the top locations for street eats in the city that will have your tastebuds dancing.Β Β 

1. Spice Alley

Surely one of Australia’s tastiest laneways, Spice Alley brings the flavours of Asia to central Sydney.Β  As well as restaurants there’s a number of smaller eateries that offer seating beneath glowing lanterns. The cuisines on offer here come from Singapore, Thailand, Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, China, Vietnam, and Indonesia, letting you travel around Asia from your table. Not to be missed are the comforting dim sum of Hong Kong Diner and Old Jim Kee’s mouth watering Malaysian stir fry dishes.
Spice Alley
18-20 Kensington Street, Chippendale, NSW 2008
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image of signs and lanterns of spice alley

2. Bondi Farmers Markets

In walking distance from the gorgeous Bondi Beach, this market offers fresh and tasty beach-ready grub. Running each saturday, the market connects buyers with producers to ensure an open and engaging foodie experience. As well as gourmet deli-style sandwiches and takeaway food, Bondi Farmers Market also sells individual ingredients for home cooking. The fresh fruit on offer is the perfect guilt-free after dinner treat.
Bondi Farmers Markets
61 Hall Street, Bondi Beach, NSW 2026
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bao bun from the market

3. Eat Street Parramatta

One of Sydney’s vibrant dining precincts, Eat Street is a lively food-centric strip. Centring around Church Street, the eateries here offer something for everyone. While sit-down restaurants also populate the area, there’s plenty of grab-and-go meals on offer. Destination Roll provides flavourful sandwiches on freshly baked bread, while Sydney’s famous Gelato Messina scoops the best ice cream in town. Don’t miss some of the international cuisines on offer here either: there’s everything from delicious vegetarian Indian meals to honey-soaked Lebanese desserts.
Eat Street Parramatta
Church Street, Parramatta, NSW 2150
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sandwiches and noodles available at Destination Roll

4. Chinatown Night Market

This famous market offers a stunning array of Asian street food every Friday night. Yum cha (Chinese tea and dim sum), teppanyaki, sushi, and pho are not to be missed classics. There’s also plenty of new delights to discover. Choose from fluffy roti canai, a delicious flatbread, or Japanese takoyaki, a savoury doughnut-like snack filled with seafood. Top it off with a sweet dragon beard candy, similar to candy floss, while strolling around the other stalls selling locally made and designed items.
Chinatown Night Market
Dixon Street, NSW 2000
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busy chinatown market

5. Tramsheds

Housed in the historic former Rozelle Tram Depot, Tramsheds combines dining and lifestyle in a unique location. Taking inspiration from the Depot, which was a hub of activity back in 1904, Tramsheds has a community focus. While not exactly street food, the fare on offer here is served from tiny eateries at open air tables, giving it a market-style atmosphere. There’s also places to pick up fresh ingredients if culinary inspiration strikes. A full list of vendors is available here.
Tramsheds

1 Dalgal Way, Forest Lodge, NSW 2037
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exterior of tramsheds

Β 6. Marrickville Organic Markets

This leafy market offers everything from vintage clothes to tarot readings and, of course, excellent street food. As well as fresh produce, stalls and pop-up diners offer a tempting array of dishes perfect for eating while strolling. Brooklyn Boy Bagels offer doughy delights that really hit the spot, while La Casa Latina is a major crowd pleaser. Picnic tables and a large grassy space are ideal for alfresco lunches, just watch out for the pony rides!
Marrickville Organic Markets
142 Addison Road, Marrickville, NSW 2204
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