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Published January 24th 2017
Seafood lunch (by the Angelakis Brothers)
Lonely Planet have spotted the joys of SA, naming the state in the top 10 regions to visit in 2017 for the wine, festivals and natural vistas. Most importantly, the foodie delights, topped with fresh seafood, feature heavily in the gushing narrative. You can cast off in Adelaide to catch your own crab, prawns or salmon, but our markets serve stacks of seafood, delivered fresh each morning by bleary-eyed fishers, docking before dawn with boats full of omega-3. Start your search for a seafood lunch/barbecue/picnic/dinner at one of these seafood markets in Adelaide:
Oysters (by the Fish Factory)
Central Market - In the heart of Adelaide's CBD, next to Victoria Square, the Adelaide Central Market is open Tuesday - Saturday, featuring 2 dedicated seafood stores. In the 148-year-old market, Samtass Seafoods serves fresh, smoked and packaged seafood while Cappo's Fish Market caters for lovers of local squid, swordfish steaks, whiting, oysters, salmon and snapper. Visit Cappo's Facebook page for new specials. Angelakis Bros. on nearby Field St has been serving seafood and poultry in the market precinct since the 1960s, including WA lobster and crayfish, prawns, crab and crocodile, barramundi, bream and cod. Complete your weekly shop in the market with every food group covered, in stalls serving everything from fruit and veg, breads, cakes and pies to cheese, meat, chicken, chocolate and coffee.
Victor Harbor Farmers Market - Every Saturday morning, rain or shine, dozens of stallholders sell local seafood, meat, fruit, veg, nuts and snacks. Opposite Woolworths at Grosvenor Gardens, the Victor Harbor Farmers Market, the friendly atmosphere invites free tastings (including wine and chocolate), while musicians play and the aroma of local coffee wafts through the air. To complement your seafood, visit the website to check for seasonal highlights.
The Fish Factory - On 248 Grand Junction Rd, Athol Park in Adelaide's north-west, the family-owned Fish Factory offers flake, Rock lobster and live crayfish to commercial and retail customers, delivered from a small fleet of fishing boats searching the ocean along SA's western coastline before docking in nearby Port Adelaide. Check their website for recipe videos featuring the striking blue waters where the smoked salmon, baked kingfish, oysters and barbecue snapper are caught and cooked.
Torrens Island Market - Every Sunday morning at Moorhouse Rd, North Arm, Gillman, you can pick up the freshest fish, from oysters to whiting, in the state, bagging it soon after being plucked from fishing boats docking in the harbour after an early morning's seafaring. While in the market, you can buy farm fresh fruit, vegetables and spices at over 40 stalls. Ignore your midday hunger, as prices are slashed even further before closing time. As closing time looms at 1pm, you can enjoy lunch at the restaurants along the Port River shoreline.
You can also try Gulf Seafoods at 57 Duthy St, Malvern, also offering deli meats and cheeses, Seafood on Parade in Norwood for the giant lobsters, 7 days a week, or the Brickworks Seafood and Grocery in Findon Fair shopping centre, formerly from the Brickworks Markets in Torrensville, for good value whole fish or cutlets.
Whole fish (by the Angelakis Brothers)
Where have you netted a cheap catch of fresh fish? Please let us know with a comment.
Also Valente Seafood at 165 Francis Rd, Wingfield. This family gets their fish fresh from the wharf. So much cheaper than the Central Market and other places that I, and my friends, looked at around town. And so, so good. Yum!!!
Jacko's Seafood at Beach Road, Christies Beach near Coles is always fresh, with a good selection of local sea catch , local freshwater catch and abroad. Great cooking advice and yummy smoked fish smoked on the premises available. If you are lucky you can buy yabbies in season if not previously sold out.
Father and sons own the shop. They clean fillet fish in the back of the shop. The oysters I bought last week were being shucked as I was buying them! Great prices friendly staff and exceptionally clean!
We've found that Parissos seafood on Grand Junction Road, just around the corner from Port Road, heading west, is by far the freshest, best priced and best presented fish shop. Scrupulously clean and nothing but the best always.