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Published March 6th 2015
Quality and price the supermarkets just canít match
The Gleadell Street Markets are a Richmond institution. They are as much a part of Richmond culture as is the Richmond Resident's love of morning dog walks; gym gear on and coffee in hand.
Located in the heart of Richmond adjacent to the Richmond City Baths, you're able to pick up all your produce needs and more: fruit and vegetables sourced from Victoria and interstate, poultry and fish, cheese, nuts, herbs, flowers (that are affordable and last!), eggs, organic condiments, bread and pastries, coffee and of course, a good old fashioned sausage sizzle.
The market is open from 7am to 1pm each Saturday, with a busker at the Bridge Road entry creating the quintessential market atmosphere. However, if you struggle with crowds I recommend getting there between 7.00 and 8.00am. Alternatively, if you'd prefer to make the most of last minute specials, I suggest arriving after 11.30am. As I'm only buying for myself, the bulk specials don't work in my favour, but I'm still able to get my weeks' worth of produce, plus a bunch of flowers for $20 total.
It's a cash-only market, but there are major bank ATMs nearby the Church Street/Bridge Road intersection.
The Gleadell Street Markets are environmentally friendly, so that means a plastic-bag free market - so come armed with your enviro-bags or "granny trolley".
I recommend making the most of your morning, by indulging in breakfast at one of Bridge Road's famous cafes.
See the Yarra City Council website for more about how to get there and closure dates.