of the icons of South Australia, and Adelaide in particular, is
definitely the Adelaide Central Market. The Central Market has
been in operation for over 130 years here, and features over 120
shops and stalls that provide a dazzling array of fresh food stuffs.
The Adelaide Central Market
has operated on this site since 1869, when a small group of fruit
and vegetable market gardeners decided to break the monopoly of
the Adelaide East End Markets, and led a noisy march to the present
The official opening of the Central Market , was the 22 nd of
Adelaide Central Market is a vital part of the city today and
is not to be missed on market days. There is such an extensive
variety of fresh foods being sold, you virtually don't have to
go anywhere else to do your shopping. Small stalls selling a wide
variety of "non-edible"
have been set up around the edge of the market and provide excellent
opportunities for spending children's pocket-money, while enjoying
the atmosphere and colour of the Market!
On Friday nights and Saturday mornings musicians often provide
Adelaide Secret:The multicultural International
Food Hall at The Adelaide Central Market offers interesting international
food styles to suit everyone's palate and budget.
The Central Market is located between Gouger Street and Grote
Street, Adelaide. There is a public car park with an hourly fee
located above the market.
There is also an entrance through "China Town" in Grote
Coles supermarket is also located adjacent to the Central
Market in Grote Street, as well as a well stocked wine, beer and
spirits store, there are also second
hand magazines & book stalls.
Tuesday 7.00am - 5.30pm
Thursday 11.00am - 5.30pm
Friday 7.00am - 9.00pm
Saturday 7.00am - 3.00pm.
Admission is free and it has toilet facilities, refreshments,
and it is readily accessible by Public Transport.
The popular Glenelg Tram arrives and departs from Victoria Square
which is a 5 minute walk from the Adelaide Central Market.
A trip to the Central Market
can take the boredom out of "food shopping"
Be sure to take your taste buds with you, and a sense of adventure
as it is hard to resist trying some of the produce.
Keep a lookout for stalls that sell fresh produce, cheeses, etc
from popular tourist destination Kangaroo Island.