Adelaide, The Central Markets


dsc03861.JPGThe Central Markets of Adelaide….OH a foodies dream! People call Adelaide the City of Churches But it is soooo much more than that. Adelaide is right in the middle of a major agricultural area and 3 wine regions! The Central Market, located in the heart of town on Gouger Street, have sumptuous fresh local produce, cheeses, “glaced fruit” and baked goods, all lovingly arranged. The markets are in most guide books, but- on personal experience- They are fantastic! The quality of the produce, I have not been able to match anywhere else in the country.

If you are thinking of a trip out to the Mountains, wine regions or Kangaroo Island might I suggest picking up ALL of your picnic needs at the markets before moving on in your vacation plans. I made the mistake of thinking we might see roadside farmers market booths along the way. I was dead wrong and ended up eating a tin of canned beans on my second day in Kangaroo Island. (it was accompanied by a lovely omelet I whipped up… but you get my meaning)

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Surrounding the markets are a plethora of café’s, restaurants, butchers, and even a Bar dedicated strictly to Tea. If you are hesitant to take on the markets yourself, you can take a guided tour that includes tastings and introductions to the booths owners put on by Top food and wine tours. $32-$48, 08 8263 0265. The more adventurous and deep of pocket can take some of their more exotic tours such as a guided bike tour from Adelaide to the Barossa Valley!

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