Adelaide Central Market
Adelaide Central Market
4.5
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
With over 70 traders under one roof, the Adelaide Central Market is one of the largest undercover fresh produce markets in the southern hemisphere, buzzing with life and colour all year round. The Market offers 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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Amanda S
    Port Douglas, Australia38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A definite place to visit.
    Absolutely amazing place. The variety of stores is outstanding and the quality. Had the most amazing Giant Sugar Donuts..yummy. Pea and Ham soup in a cup, delicious. Just so much. Will definitely be back and highly recommend.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 9, 2023
  • Marjanna
    Hartley, Australia307 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect place for lunch!
    I wandered down to take a look. Oh my goodness! What an amazing place! A vast array of fresh produce - all top quality. Tiny delis. Gourmet foods of all sorts. The place was packed with a fantastic vibe. I bought lunch and found a table and just sat and enjoyed the people-watching experience.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 11, 2023
  • Heather M
    Brighton, United Kingdom121 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A festival of food
    The market is a great place to go in Adelaide, full of interesting stalls and has a real buzz of excitement. Worth stopping in at Zuma Cafe to enjoy fabulous coffees and teas and a great range of food. A fun day out.
    Visited November 2022
    Traveled with family
    Written September 13, 2023
  • Debbie P
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go to the Central market in Adelaide
    Amazing market - mostly food. Wonderfully clean with an incredible range of meats , fish, veg, fruit, pastries etc etc. Some sit down cafes too. Well worth a visit
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 5, 2023
  • Rackjab6it63
    Auckland, New Zealand47 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What an experience for the foodie!!
    Popped in for a late afternoon snack and a few beers. Struggled to decide what and where to eat. Oh the choices!!!? Ended up having some pizza slices cooked in a wood fired oven. Seriously!! Fresh bread, deli meats and loads of snacks and treats. Didn’t know where to look and wished I lived in the city. You guys in Adelaide are so lucky. Loved it, highly recommended.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 19, 2023
  • gc g
    Gold Coast, Australia345 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    totally recommend a walkthrough of this place, amazing
    one of the best markets I have ever been to. the array of food was amazing. every type of food is catered for including vegan. so much good food to choose from and in general, the prices are very good. not only food to take home but several places to have a meal at as well. coffee shops also and a bar. very popular place, we went during the week, I am guessing weekends are hectic.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 9, 2023
  • rob27898
    Port Kennedy, Australia463 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice
    Ultimately it’s a market but it wasn’t massively busy on a weekday even with the lunch rush. There is a good selection of food vendors and fresh produce. Probably 10 minutes from the middle of Rundle Mall and the route is sign posted. At Xmas, just look for the massive Santa. Toilets are somewhat ropey with a strange dated tat-shop filled mall on the side which looked very sad compared to the hustle of the market.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 1, 2023
  • Yog-Sothoth
    Trenton, Maine1,237 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must-do in Adelaide
    During our 3-4 day stint in Adelaide, we stopped at the market a couple of time to pick up groceries and to have sit-down meals. The market is easy to navigate and contains every kind of fresh and prepared food under the sun. Highlights included Sì, Sea and the falafel joint. Make this a destination when staying in the 20-minute city.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 20, 2023
  • Eugene L
    230 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great food and beverage stalls, lives up to the hype.
    Really nice place. Despite the crowds, it's nice and cool compared to the heat outside. Great artisan food venues and catered well for vegans in our family. Loved the various bar venues and the artisan gins as well. Definitely worth a visit for lunch and a drink.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 26, 2023
  • Oldjack
    Greater Melbourne, Australia28,931 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Top Quality Market
    As markets go around Australia, Adelaide Central had a large number of suppliers of high standard, quite diverse in the product offerings and overall good quality. As good, if not better than South Melbourne and Prahran in Melbourne. Overall a good experience.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 30, 2023
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Brian J.
Leura, Australia37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
If there was only one reaqson to visit Adelaide this would be it.
Their is no reason when you are in Adelaide to miss this Market (the free bus stops outside) and you would be silly to do so.
It has a fantastic range of fresh and local produce all under the one roof (as well as a very good Asian Food hall and Market).
Cafes and Eateries abound and all the food is as fresh as the day it was picked and just as tasty.
We usually have friends around for dinner when we visit and we purchase everything from here for our dinners as well as shop for fresh produce on a daily basis.
Do yourself and your tastebuds a favor and go there.
Written March 14, 2020
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gra1Sydney
Sydney, Australia242 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
A visit to the market was a low priority, but we needed lunch and were nearby, so wandered over. It is in the city centre, so was easily accessible. Boy, were we in for a pleasant surprise. A market in the class of Melbourne's Victoria or the Barcelona Ramblas. Seriously!
The fruit and vegetables, deli items (from a stall hung from end to end with salamis, a pate and terrine stall, a home-made turkish delight one, to freshly made fruit juices,)- all were magnificent.
We had lunch at Samtass Fish shop- amazing!!! We had oysters shucked before our eyes, followed by salta nd pepper squid. Totally terrific!

Did I say I liked it??
Written March 4, 2020
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Michren
Tamworth, Australia87 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Spending a week in Adelaide and visited the market 3 times to eat. Not only is it good for the local to purchase their weekly fruit, veges and deserts, it also a great place to visit and enjoy a meal at any of the restaurants or china town.
Would definitely recommend to all to spend a few hours and walk through the site to take in the smells and aroma of Adelaide
Written March 27, 2020
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Michael-4551
Caloundra, Australia5,533 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Visited on Thursday 27th February and again on Friday 28th February. There is so much to see and do there, what an amazing place. On Thursday we just checked it out and then returned on Friday to have lunch there, so many choices and the food is so cheap.
Written May 31, 2020
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Michael F
Rockhampton, Australia8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
Visiting Adelaide for the first time and thought we would visit the Adelaide Markets and take an organised tour.

We were lucky to have two guides, Rachel and Amelia who were both great and took us on a 90 minute journey through the markets where they shared the history and we tried many of the delights of the stall holders.

We would recommend anyone interested in the markets book a tour to get the best experience possible.
Written May 3, 2022
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chris w
Adelaide, Australia509 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Yes they doing it up so market was smaller than usual but so costly. Grapes were $14.00 a kilo three times the cost of supermarkets and not that fresh. Everything was so expensive and if it wasn’t for China supermarket would have been a waste of petrol and time. The butchers inside the market had hardly any produce and neither had the fishmongers.
The Chinese supermarket had great pork meat at a good price.
Had to park in the street as no car parking available.
Written February 10, 2024
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Tommy Chek
9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
These central markets hold such a soft spot in my heart. When I'm staying in Adelaide I always manage to get there a couple of times a year.
There's so much fresh fruit and vegetables , meats, flowers, juice shops, cheese shops, bakeries, an amazing cheese shop, and plenty of little artisan shops. There's so many Boutique supermarkets, a vegan shop, natural wonders like goodies and grains and if you're there on a Friday night, you will enjoy the live music. There's Cheap, quality eats, so much culture to come and enjoy.
Written August 24, 2021
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Anke N
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Couples
No visit to Adelaide should be without a trip to the markets. The choices of fresh produce is enormous and the actual take-away options are fantastic. We had fresh falafels, yummy fudge, to name a few and the Chinatown food court attached offers great variety at very reasonable prices
Written February 18, 2021
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huju80
Port Noarlunga, Australia223 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
Have not been here for quite some time, decided to visit because of hearing all the accolades. Interesting to see all the stalls and the eateries, but found it lacking overall and overrated. The produce was overpriced and a lot we saw was really not good quality. Disappointing and won't be in a hurry to go back.
Written February 17, 2021
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,420 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
Adelaide Central Market is a cornucopia of fresh fruit and vegetables, almost everything you could want to make an unforgetable meal. It's one of the largest undercover markets in the Southern Hemisphere, with one million kilograms of produce chamging hands every month. No matter what you want, you are sure to find something worth buying at the Central Market.
Written February 28, 2022
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