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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.
One of the best local markets that is dedicated to organic foodstuffs, The Market Shed on Holland is quite popular with locals. Here one can find people trying to strike up a bargain with the vendors over the organic produce sourced locally. There are small cafes where you can enjoy small bites as well. Live music is also organized.
The Gilles Street Market, which has a very friendly ambiance, sells everything — from designer clothes, shoes and jewelry to home accessories. There are 90 stalls that have retail clearances, designer samples, vintage fashion and accessories and quite a few food stalls too. One of the attractions of the place is live DJ performances. With young designers joining in, almost every market day is a new experience. This market is held from October to May on the first and third Sundays of a month from 10a to 4p and from June to September on the third Sunday of a month. The place is ideal for up and coming South Australian designers, where they can build their line of fashion brands.
A popular place in the city where you can mingle with the local people as well as pick out some fresh fruits, vegetables and supplies, Adelaide Hills Farmers Market is a crowded local market. It operates only on Saturdays and is a fun place to explore. Apart from the food items, one can also buy clothes, jewelry and artwork.