Some come here just for the cheese, great pillars of blue and Kangaroo Island creamy sheep’s, sampling washed rinds and goat’s curd and packing cooler bags to go.
Others come from breakfast, Spanish tortilla with avocado, morcilla, smashed eggs, and an excellent jamon and manchego toasted sandwich at Comida Catering. More than a million visitors stream through Adelaide Central Markets - one of the largest undercover produce markets in Australia - each month. There are oysters and organic fruit and vegetables, indigenous bush tucker and culinary highlights from the Barossa Valley and nearby Kangaroo Island. Nearby Market St Coffee makes a great caffeine brew. This place is on every travelling gastronome’s must-do list.
Markets are always a great way to take the pulse of a city, and this historic landmark is no exception. Founded in 1869, the stately red brick hall is located at the heart of the Central Business District and hosts more than 80 traders whose wares offer a perfect snapshot of Adelaide's multicultural melting pot. Sample everything from smoked meats at the Mettwurst Shop to Algerian-style couscous at Le Souk, where you can also take home a jar of fiery harissa or ras el hanout, a delicious Middle Eastern spice mix.