With more than 9 million visitors every year, the Adelaide Central Market has been a food mecca for multicultural cuisine and fresh produce for almost 150 years.
Thinking of checking it out? Bookmark this your handy guide…
1. What’s so special about Central Market?
Adelaide‘s Central Market offers a huge range of fresh food including fruit and vegetables, meat and poultry, seafood, cheeses, bakery, small goods and health foods, along with some of Adelaide’s most popular cafes and eateries. There’s over 70 traders, so you’re sure to find something you like.
In a nutshell, it’s a one-stop-shop for everything delicious.
2. How do I get there?
The Adelaide Central Market is nicely located in the heart of the Adelaide CBD, on 44-60 Gouger Street.
- Tram: The City to Bay Tram stops right on the market’s doorstep in Victoria Square/Tarndanyangga.
- Bus: The City Connector bus has hop-on and hop-off stops located on Grote Street.
- Car: There’s 1,000 undercover parking spaces available in the Central Market UPark.
3. How much will it cost?
Browsing is obviously free, but expect to be tempted by all the incredibly fresh food on offer. You can except to have a decent lunch and coffee here for under $20.
4. How long will it take?
By the time you’ve strolled around, eaten your fill in the finest South Australian grub and had a nosy at the book and retail area, you could easily spend two hours here.
5. When is the best time to go?
Opening hours: (Central Market is closed on Sunday and Monday)
- Tuesday: 7:00 am – 5:30 pm
- Wednesday: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
- Thursday: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
- Friday: 7:00 am – 9:00 pm
- Saturday: 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
6. Where I will I get the best photos?
- The Plantation Juice Co for vibrant juice Insta pics
- Say Cheese for droolworthy cheese snaps (and samplers!)
- Any of the fruit and vegetable stalls (we love thisplantifulsoul)
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7. Any insider tips?
- Pick up a souvenir of your visit with an authentic Adelaide Central Market branded picnic rug, apron or cooler bag.
- A range of tours are available to experience the market. Check out Central Market tour or Top Food and Wine Tours , where you can chat with suppliers, producers and retailers and hear revealing stories about the products you’re tasting.