The first thing you notice upon entering the market is its size. With over 80 traders under one roof, just about any food you could dream up or imagine seems to be available.
For example, there are about 19 fruit and vegetable stalls alone, offering in-season produce at competitive prices. As you wander past some of them, some of the individual traders call out promoting their wares, which has overtones of yesteryear.
I was also impressed with the 9 or so meat, poultry and seafood vendors proudly displaying a wide range of treats which gives you some inspiration for possible meals.
Adjacent to the Central Market is Chinatown which offers the ultimate in international cuisine, particularly Asian influences.
You can usually gauge how good and authentic some of the Asian cuisine is, by trialling and tasting some of the dishes on offer - whether it be Malaysian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai or Indonesian.
If you are interested in Asian cooking at home, there is also a great range of Asian grocery stores within the Chinatown complex which sell anything related to preparation of Asian food, together with utensils, pots, pans, bowls and other kitchen necessities.
You can't help but love visiting the food courts with a wide range of Asian delicacies on offer which satisfy the good old palate.
The Central Market is open every day except for Sundays and Mondays and opens early on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 7 am for those of you who are early risers and like to beat the crowds. More details can be obtained from the Central Market website - Adelaide Central Market