Sydney Fish Market
Fans of Tokyo's Tsukiji Market and Seattle's Pike Place will really enjoy the Sydney Fish Market. Between the three, this one might be my favorite as it's very visitor friendly, filled with tons of seafood retailers selling not only fresh fish to bring home but also sashimi, prepared foods, and my personal fave - cooked to order meals, and plenty of seating so you can comfortably eat during your visit. There's also a bakery and artisanal deli within for those that would like a cup of tea or non-seafood options.
At the entrance is one of Sydney's most famous seafood restaurants, Doyles where you can order almost any type of seafood dish prepared either Asian or Western style. You can select from a variety of live shellfish ranging from crabs, oysters, mussels, and abalone, select your preferred cooking method (i.e. ginger and oil, Singapore chili sauce), and also choose for it to come with either rice noodles or fried noodles. There are also several pre-prepped options and more western takes such as fish & chips and fried calamari.
Since there were only two of us, we just had the tasty crab with ginger/scallion, steamed red snapper, bok choy, and rice noodles for our carb of choice. All around, it was really tasty and fresh. They were also pretty nice and accommodating to make things healthier for us.
We wandered around after lunch and got a kick out from looking at all the different food stalls. Here are some fun items we encountered at the fish market:
And the best surprise...right as we walked outside, we met this guy!