The Adelaide Central Market is one of Australia's largest and finest fresh produce markets. It literally is a one stop shop for all kinds of foodstuffs and beverages local and from different parts of the world. Be it fresh, packed, frozen, etc. if you don't find it here, you won't find it elsewhere in the city! There is also a food court where you can find food-stalls, restaurants and cafes. You can also find the native and traditional ingredients used by the Aboriginals. The establishment also offers short classes and workshops related to the culinary world. Pay a visit at least once and soak up the sights, smells and sounds of this much loved attraction of the Adelaide city.
Located in the middle of the vibrant city o0f Adelaide, Adelaide Arcade is a popular shopping center. It offers visitors a chance to explore the numerous shops as well as enjoy a warm meal in the onsite cafes. Great for people-watching, the arcade also allows one to shop for the latest in the fashion circles. It is also reported to be haunted.
Imprints houses some of the best choices in art house and intellectual reading. Situated only five minutes walk from Adelaide's Rundle Mall precinct it specializes in both fiction and non-fiction. The latest in different genres can be found easily here. Highlighting their commitment to promoting writers and fine literature the PM Club held once monthly presents a current writer for a discussion and question/answer session at the Hindley Parkroyal and is an ideal way to be a part of the contemporary book scene.
Dymocks is a comprehensive chain book store with outlets in main shopping centres throughout Adelaide. Knowledgeable easy to talk to staff are available for advice at any time. Large collections of best sellers, fiction titles, sci-fi and fantasy are always in stock. Catering from a very wide range of titles the non-fiction section is also very impressive. All possible publishing formats are clearly displayed with distinct easy to read signs making navigating the store a breeze. Catalog searches are available for non-stocked items. Regular catalogs issued quarterly.
Fireflies Any Wonder is a cute shop at the Adelaide Central Plaza where one might find a range of interesting things that are ideal gifts for loved ones. There are lampshades, jewelry, candles, bags and home decor items that make memorable gifts. Browse through the artifacts and you are certain to find something that catches your eye.
The best in fashion, music and books are on offer along Adelaide's famous pedestrian thoroughfare. Rundle Mall is a prime location for shoppers. Department stores represented are The Myer Centre, Target, Big W, Harris Scarfe and the stylish David Jones flagship store. The Myer Center covers six floors of specialist shops with a bevy of food stalls in the basement. Check out some of the Mall's artwork, three delightful bronze pigs have been a talking point for Adelaide locals since their installation, while the giant, stainless steel balls have come to symbolize the Mall.
The best way to enjoy a good book is to make yourself comfortable on a couch and sip warm coffee while reading. Booknook & Bean offers this very experience to its clients. The bookstore is a popular place for book-lovers who often host book readings and meetings as well. Poetry nights are also organized here. apart from coffee, one can also enjoy desserts and snacks.
For all your confectionery fix, Blackebys Old Sweet Shop in Rundle Mall is the place to be. Be it traditional Aussie sweets or any other candy from across the globe, they have it all covered. This huge paradise for sweet and chocolate lovers will tempt you with their arrays of hard boiled sweets, fudge, gums, toffees and mints. Definitely a must visit for kids of all ages!
A zine shop and venue on Peel Street, the Format Collective heralds the idea of a leisure space where you can spend some time after work in company of like minded creative people. This unique venture was initiated by a group of young artists, musicians and writers, who organize art exhibitions and live music events regularly within this small and intimate shop. The venue also hosts works of local as well as national art and musical talents during their annual festival held at the end of September. Stop by for a drink and go through the zines that are published here every month.
Do not be deceived by the small premises, for the overwhelming friendly service at Harrison Music cannot fail to please. Offering a large range of musical instruments, it is situated immediately behind Adelaide's central mall precinct with parking only two doors down. Violins, clarinets, guitars electric, bass and acoustic, keyboards and percussion are just the beginning of the list. Sheet music can be found on the ground floor level with any requests for hard-to-find songs easily met. Downstairs in the basement lies the instrumental range covering all major instruments and accessories.
At Katies you will find a wide range of fashionable and affordable clothing for a wide range of occasions, tastes and body shapes. The store offers classic skirts, shirts, jackets and trousers for work; relaxed pants, tops and jumpers for laid-back gatherings; pretty skirts and elegant shirts for special functions. There is also a section called 1624, which caters for women with fuller figures. A variety of accessories, including bags, jewelry and hair clips are also available.