The Carriageworks is a fantastic hidden gem between Redfern and Newtown. Take a trip to visit on a Saturday morning when from the morning til lunchtime they have a bustling farmer's market with fresh food, fruit, veg and coffee. All of the stalls are by independent producers, so you know you're contributing to a real person's livelihood. The food selection is wide and varied and you'll come away with a bag full of anything from fresh bread and cheese to home made vinegar and olive oil!
Pop into the Carriageworks gallery too, where there will often be a great art show or live performance art. This gallery is somewhat off the main centre of the Sydney CBD but it's worth making the trip to check out as it has some great shows!