Adelaide Central Market, Adelaide

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Adelaide Central Market is one of the world's oldest indoor markets and has become South Australia's most visited tourist attraction. The 140-year-old market sells fresh produce and a range of other goods, and offers inexpensive multilevel parking. At this "Heart of Adelaide," as the locals call it, you can purchase fruit and vegetables, cheese, breads, flowers, candy, and a variety of delicacies from a number of cultures found across Australia. Be sure to visit one of many popular cafes and restaurants. The market is easily accessible, clean, and well lit. Chinatown, another major tourist attraction, is connected to this market. By using our Adelaide trip planner , you can arrange your visit to Adelaide Central Market and other attractions in Adelaide.
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  • Fresh fruits, fresh meats, fresh vegetables, fresh flowers and so on. There are cafe shops, juice bars, eateries where you can have little rest before you go on and buy more things here. Friday nights...  more »
  • Markets to us need to have loved fruit & veggies as well as noise and a bit of chaos. Adelaide Central Market has this plus a great second hand book shop plus the adjacent China town and its Asian gro...  more »
  • Just off Victoria Square, gives a taste of life local life. Great opportunity to sample the latest cal produce  more »
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  • Been to most capital cities in Australia and this is the best central fresh food market out of all of them! Fresh produce is cheap, high quality and local. Love the irregular vegetables, just shows how local the produce is. The cheese and other cafes are a bit of a mixed bag, good fresh bread mostly but can be quite pricey. Quality is questionable when it comes to the delis. Great place that is open most weekdays and Saturday, come Saturday afternoon as sellers will be giving discounts on their products!
  • Vibrant with colour, activity and buzz. A great place to find a bargain or just mellow out. Unique fully undercover market. Great for gourmet food shopping as well as for those on a budget. Convenient and reasonable-cost parking. The only place in Adelaide to buy West Terrace Cemetery olive oil. The staff at the second hand book store were excellent, knowledgeable of many subjects and made good recommendations. Also look out for authentic Filipino food here.
  • Love the market, and surrounding retail. So many options for lovely quick meals, love the Asian food court and various Asian supermarkets in the complex. The Honey Shoppe is a highlight too. Somewhat overwhelming choices of fresh produce, cheeses, meats, breads etc.
  • What isn't to love about the central markets. A hive of fresh produce, meats, cheeses and cakes doesn't even begin to scratch the surface of the variety of foods you can purchase here. Bustling on Friday nights and Saturdays I still choose to shop during those times because of the atmosphere. Parking directly upstairs is extremely convenient even with the fee.
  • Great place. As a kid my dad & I would go on Friday nights. Now as an adult, no longer living in Adelaide, its a first port of call when visiting. Great FRESH produce. Brilliant choice range. Eateries by the dozen in or nearby. Great atmosphere. My only gripe is that it closes on Sundays and early on Saturdays. No change since 1950s or before. In the modern world with 2 income families, Sunday is a peak shopping day. Time to open all weekend .... 7 days or maybe close Min (at present) and Tuesday .

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