The Adelaide Central Market

Adelaide Central Market: 7 Things You Need To Know

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.

Fresh Fruits in Adelaide Central Market

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.

Adelaide's Doughnut

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.

Fresh Vegetables in Adelaide central market

5. When is the best time to go?

Opening hours: (Central Market is closed on Sunday and Monday)

  • Tuesday7:00 am – 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday9:00 am – 5:30 pm
  • Thursday9:00 am – 5:30 pm
  • Friday7:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Saturday7:00 am – 3:00 pm

Wine in Adelaine Central Market

6. Where I will I get the best photos?


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7. Any insider tips?

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Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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