With a history dating back more than 150 years, Adelaide Central Market has long been at the center of Adelaide’s foodie scene. It remains one of Australia’s largest covered food markets, with about 80 stalls stacked with fresh, seasonal produce.
Adelaide Central Market is a popular stop on Adelaide sightseeing tours, and it’s the perfect place to sample regional specialities or pick up picnic supplies. Visiting with a guide is a great way to gain insight into local life, culture, and cuisine, and a walking tour lets you experience the market like a local. Visit with a morning tour and enjoy a delicious breakfast of typical South Australian foods.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Most vendors accept both cash and credit cards.
- Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the market
- Parking is available in the Central Market UPark and is free for the first hour during market times.
- The market is accessible for wheelchair users, and accessible restrooms are also available.
- There are a number of street food stalls and cafés that are popular choices for lunch.
How to Get There
The market is located on Gouger Street, right in the heart of the city and within easy walking distance of all the central attractions. The City to Bay tram stops right outside the door, as does the Free Adelaide Connector Bus.
When to Get There
The market is held Tuesday through Saturday from early morning to late afternoon. Get there early for the best selection of fresh food, or arrive midday to enjoy lunch at one of the cafés.
What to Eat at Adelaide Central Market
A huge range of fresh produce and artisan goods is on sale at the market, with stalls selling fruit and vegetables, meats and seafood, bread and baked goods, cheese and dairy products, homemade chocolates, and flowers. Look for South Australian delicacies, such as kangaroo steak, olive oils from the Adelaide Hills, smoked fish from the South Australian Riverland, and free-range meats from the Barossa Valley.