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Key Info

44/60 Gouger Street

Price & Hours

Free

Details

Cafes, Shopping, Free Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
4.5scorecard
  • 5.0Value
  • 4.0Facilities
  • 4.5Atmosphere

If you enjoy sampling local cuisine, a visit to the Adelaide Central Market is a must. This sprawling market – which has serviced Adelaide's residents and tourists since 1869 – features more than 80 vendors selling everything from seafood and meat to produce, cheeses and baked goods. An array of cafes serving sushi, pizza, juices and more are also located on-site.

Former travelers raved about the Adelaide Central Market, describing it as a must-visit destination for foodies. Popular stalls include The Smelly Cheese Shop and Mushroom Man's Mushroom Shop, while eateries like Le Souk and The Latvian Lunchroom serve must-try ethnic dishes like Merguez sausages (spicy sausages commonly made with goat or lamb) and Latvian pirags (soft baked pastries with a bacon, onion and pepper filling). However, some Canadian visitors caution that you may feel slightly underwhelmed by the market's offerings if you've been to the ones found in Toronto and Vancouver. Another downside: The Adelaide Central Market is not open on Sundays or Mondays.

Hours vary by day, but the Adelaide Central Market generally opens at 7 a.m. and closes at 5:30 p.m. between Tuesday and Saturday. Extended hours are available on Fridays, but if you want to visit on a Saturday, remember that the market closes at 3 p.m. You're welcome to explore the market on your own, or you can join one of the property's tours, which last two to three hours and start at 60 Australian dollars (about $45.50) per person. Parking is complimentary for the first hour but costs AU$6 ($4.50) for each additional hour. Adelaide Metro's free tram and City Connector buses also make stops by the market. The Adelaide Central Market sits in the heart of the central business district between Grote, Morphett, Gouger and King William streets. To learn more, visit the property's website.

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