If fresh produce excites you and you can't wait to try new cuisines and taste delights, the Adelaide markets are the place to go. No matter where you are in Adelaide, a car hire will get you where you need to go, in comfort and ease. Hop on in and cruise over to these foodie attractions:
Adelaide Central Markets
At this market, traders seek out the best, most fresh produce and bring it to you. Give yourself some time to wander through the market, and help yourself to food you can enjoy on a picnic or for dinner, as well as taste delights you can eat right away. There are bakery stalls, such as The Bakers Tray and Wild Loaf and continental and cheese stalls, including Say Cheese and Lucia's Fine Foods. Get some nuts to go with your bread and cheese from the Carousel Nut Bar or The Adelaide Nut. You'll also find fruit and vegetables, meats, cafes, specialty food and even books and flowers.
The Central Market often puts on various events, showcasing classes, music or having tastings and demonstrations. If you want to visit this attraction during Market Week, you'd better plan your holiday quickly as it goes from September 2-6. This week long event aims to celebrate the market and the food of the local traders, producers and small businesses. It's a celebration of spring, abundance and fresh produce.
On September 17, there is a sausage making class, from 5:30pm-9:00pm. Sign up for this class and you'll learn how to make traditional and gourmet sausages with exotic ingredients to create a whole array of flavours.
Every Tuesday to Saturday, from morning until the evening. On Friday, it's open until 9pm, so you can enjoy this foodie heaven as the sun goes down. Parking is easy and cheap, and the Central Market U-Park on Grote.
Adelaide Farmers' Market
For another amazing opportunity to support local farmers and try the succulent and delicious produce from this area, head to the Adelaide Farmer's Market. The food of South Australia is on display, with seasonal goodies available at great prices.
Some stall highlights include Darling St Asparagus, which specialises in providing the best fresh asparagus, as well as dried Riverland fruit. From the Grain sells homemade pasta, breads, ready meals and passata, a thick tomato sauce. The Almond Block, The Wild Apply and Merry Cherry Farms all provide some of the best produce and products from passionate individuals.
This market is open every Thursday from 3pm-7pm, on the corner of Vine Street and Prospect Road.
Wild At Hart Market
Where better to go for food and fun? The Wild At Hart Market is a new farmers market in Port Adelaide. For all of your organic fruit and vegetables, artisan foods and steaming and fragrant baked goods, check out this wonderful attraction.
If you love honey, a trip to the Finger Ranges stall is a must – with stacks of honey, a smiling plushie bee and yellow background, you won't miss it. Good Box Organics is great for fresh produce and Haddo's Hot Dogs will probably have a line for it, but is definitely worth the wait. You can taste your way around the globe, with German inspired cuisine, Moroccan flavours and Japanese dishes.
Along with food, you'll also find stalls for antiques and collectibles, and places where you can find out about what's happening in the community and beyond.
This market is found right near the historic Harts Mill. It's open every Sunday from 9:00am-1:00pm and with it's relaxed atmosphere, interesting characters and passionate foodies, it's bound to be fun for you and your travelling group.