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Published October 6th 2014
Discover Adelaide Central Market in shortest amount of time and limited budget
Adelaide Central Market is a must-visit for any interstate or international travelers. This indoor market has been conveniently located in the city centre since 1869. It is one of the oldest and original markets in Adelaide.
Unlike your average weekend farmer/organic markets, Adelaide Central Market is filled with local produce, artisan baked goods and European novelty shops. This place has everything you need all rolled into one - whether it be your weekly grocery run or for that special dinner.
If you're new to Adelaide and have plenty of money to spend, you can take a 2 hour Adelaide Central Market Tour for $60, where a guide will take you through the market stalls and you can sample various food around the market.
If you are touring on a budget, take my laissez-faire approach, let chances surprise you and spend that $60 tour fee on fresh produce, exotic delights, gourmet foods gourmet foodies or anything you fancy.
It is really fun, just leisurely wondering and browsing through the aisles. You will be delighted to see a range of smoked smallgoods hanging on top the butcher stalls. This Market just emits a happy vibe even if you are not a food-lover. Here are my highlighted picks:
How can one miss The Providore stall with its marvelous chocolate fountain? This stall is too wicked for words. Decadent desserts, cakes and sweets will grab your undivided attention and kids will not leave until they get their lamingtons and chocolate crackles. What am I saying? I wouldn't move either until I got mine too!
The rustic homemade rocky road slabs just look so tempting; the pink heart-shaped 'lovington' will send hearts soaring and you should not proceed further into the market without first ordering a cup of coffee and a generous pieces of cake here. Might I mention, this is the FIRST stall....
I think Dough is a diet-breaker or a heart-healer with their amazing pastries and baked goods. The bakery/patisserie serves amazing-looking sourdough and various artisan rolls. There are pretzels, cheese sticks and even a bagel rack! They bake their bread on site so you know you are getting a super fresh loaf.
The fruit tarts and patisseries are simply exquisite. The pastry shell is crisp and buttery, and the filling is lightly spiced to balance out the sweetness of the fruits. Even though, the price is slightly on the high-side, the serving size is decent but the quality is excellent beyond belief.
The Old Lolly Shop is a delightful confectionery store that the dentists would frown upon. It is filled with traditional Australian sweets as well as exotic European import candies. Think of this charming old fashion store as the kids' Candy Crush heaven.