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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.