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By Millie Looker

Adelaide Central Market




There’s something about the hustle and bustle of the Adelaide Central Market that we just love. It’s a place where you see people from every corner of Adelaide come together to celebrate and enjoy the local and exotic produce that’s on offer. The smells, the sounds, the colours and the people are what makes your shopping experience completely unique, and it’s safe to say that it’s impossible to leave empty handed.

The range that you’ll find is second to none, so whether you’re looking for local Kangaroo Island honey or traditional multicultural dishes, you’re bound to find what you’re after. And if you’re not really sure WHAT it is that you’re after then just ask the store owners and they’ll be sure to fill your brain with delicious information!

If you’re feeling a little bit overwhelmed as to where to start or what stalls to visit first, here’s our list of go-to destinations. If you’ve got your own faves then let us know — we’d love to visit them next time!


Big Table

We love us some brekky so it’s no surprise that we started our market morning at Big Table, for corn fritters with bacon, avocado and dill mayo and some french toast with grilled figs, ricotta, maple and sweet dukkah. YUM. They also have some ready-made salads and rolls that look so colourful and fresh, making it easy to grab a healthy lunch on your way into work.

The Smelly Cheese Shop

The name is no lie – you can smell the cheese as soon as you walk past! With over 150 different types to choose from there’s no limit to your next cheese platter, and it’s a one-stop shop with all the perfect accompaniments available too. These cheeses are sourced from Australia, Europe and New Zealand, and The Smelly Cheese Shop sells to some of the best restaurants in Australia! Even the cheese maturation is kept local over on Wright St, keeping the guys fit carrying wheels of cheese up to 35kg!

The Latvian Lunchroom

Ok, this might be one of the cutest lunch spots we’ve ever seen — and it’s all thanks to Inga! Honestly we love anyone that greets us wearing a flower crown and a passion for traditional, delicious food. This is the perfect spot for a day date or a catch up with friends, as it’s packed with atmosphere and colour. LOVE!

Producer in Residence

This is so awesome for those small business out there that just need a bit of a kickstart! Every 3 weeks, the Producer changes over to a new business, giving them a chance to feel out the market and see if its a good fit for them without the long-term commitment. While we were here, the beautiful Barossa Food was in residence with the best range ever for us to taste – Tathra Homestead, Barossa Visitor Centre, Barrosa Valley Cheese Company and Relish the Barossa.


We especially love this place because it was started by two best friends, Laura and Karli (who would possibly have thought that two best friends could work together ha!) who simply wanted healthy food that tasted good too. This new kid on the block is here to make an impression with its bright pink stall covered in, that’s right, PINEAPPLES! It’s not all about pumping out delicious fresh juice though, they also have chia pots, smoothies, granola bowls, naughty but nice-cream and so much more. If you want something a bit more indulgent then you’ll love their huge fridge full of vegan, GF, refined sugar free, dairy free and soy free treats. Just being in the stall you can see how fresh everything is, so if a refreshing pick-me-up is what you’re after then JAMU is your go to.

Millie Looker

Millie Looker

Writer, Content Creator, Events Manager and Operations sensation, she’s the backbone to ensuring Adelady runs like clockwork.

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