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Taste Some Of Australia’s Best Food And Wine At These Adelaide Markets

In case you missed it, Adelaide has quickly become one of the most sought-after locations for lovers of food and wine. Home to some of the freshest produce in Australia and close to world-class wine regions like McLaren Vale, the Barossa and Adelaide Hills, the South Australian capital is giving the rest of the cities in Oz a serious run for their money. And you can sample much of this amazing produce at the many Adelaide markets.

With the city teeming with all this deliciousness, you better believe Adelaide is hosting some absolute killer markets. From delicious eats to chic vintage finds, here our favourite Adelaide markets.

#1 Adelaide Central Market

 

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The Adelaide Central Market is an institution, acting as a thriving hub of food and culture for over 150 years. It’s the queen of Adelaide markets.

There are more than 70 traders under the one roof, offering a huge range of fresh food including fruit and vegetables, meat and poultry, seafood, cheeses, bakery, smallgoods and health foods, along with some of Adelaide’s most popular cafes and eateries.

It’s the largest undercover fresh produce market in the southern hemisphere and welcomes more than nine million visitors every year.

You could spend forever wandering its stalls, but food tours are also available if you’re after a more informed visit, where you’ll learn about the history and importance of the markets.

When? Open every day except Sunday and Monday (times vary)

Where? 44–60 Gouger Street, Adelaide

#2 Brighton Sunday Market

 

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Keen to pick up some totally unique finds? Look no further than the Brighton Sunday Market.

Here, local sellers drive their cars to the local high school and sell whatever they’ve brought out of and around their cars. You’ll find everything at these Adelaide markets from chic, vintage clothing to rare collectables.

You’ll never be certain of what’s available, but you’re sure to go home with something you adore.

When? The Brighton Sunday Market is held on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month.

Where? 305 Brighton Road, North Brighton

#3 Fishermen’s Wharf Market

 

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You’ll find the Fishermen’s Wharf Markets near the lighthouse at Port Adelaide – the ultimate spot to enjoy a cup of coffee while watching the dolphins play off the shore.

The markets have run for more than 20 years, and offer vibrant mix of stalls, sights, food and sounds that everyone will enjoy.

When? 9am to 5pm every Sunday (as well as public holidays that fall on a Monday).

Where? Black Diamons Square, Port Adelaide.

#4 Adelaide Night Market

 

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Looking for a little market action after dark? Hit up the Adelaide Night Market.

Adelaide Night Market is a foodie and crafty market featuring the flavours of the world. It’s got the city’s best street food alongside an array of artisan, clothing, jewellery, cultural goods and local gourmet produce.

The market is a place to kick back, relax and finish off the weekend the best way possible.

When? The last Sunday of the month (seasonal – check the Facebook page for dates)

Where? Karrawirra Parri, River Torrens Adelaide.

#5 Adelaide Farmers Market

 

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If you want to get your hands on some of that super fresh and delicious produce that Adelaide locals are always raving about, pay the Adelaide Farmers Market a visit.

It’s exactly what it sounds like – a place for local farmers to showcase and sell their produce.

Plus, when you buy direct from the farmer, you can ask them about organics, free-range, pesticides and other important factors in Adelaide’s local food system with complete confidence in knowing where your food comes from.

When? Every Sunday 9am to 1pm.

Where? Adelaide Showgrounds, Leader Street, Wayville

A visit to Adelaide isn’t complete without checking out its local markets, so be sure to hit up these five the next time you’re in town.

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