Addison Road Street Food Markets take visitors on a tour around the world
The Addison Road Street Food Markets run in Sydney’s inner western suburb of Marrickville as a social justice initiative by the Addison Road Community Centre. Visitors can taste food from around the world, while supporting the many refugee stallholders from countries including Iran, Ethiopia, Russia, Sierra Leone and Assyria.
The markets were launched in 2016 and has created an opportunity for new business owners, who are predominantly refugees, asylum seekers or new migrants to Australia, to get a taste of the food industry in Sydney. In doing so, not only is the market providing the stallholders with a positive space for business and financial guidance, but it also plays a critical role in forming a sense of community.
The markets currently run on the first and third Saturday of each month, but the organisers are hoping to expand the project to run every Saturday morning. Entry is free and visitors can expect to pay around $10 for a meal at many of the stalls, with all proceeds going to the business owners.