Adelaide Central Market Faves
As the biggest undercover market in the Southern Hemisphere, the Adelaide Central Market is home to all things delicious. It was no easy feat, but we've scoped out some of our favourite stalls.
Smelly Cheese Shop
Stall 44, Adelaide Central Market
Cheese? YES, PLEASE. The Adelaide Central Market is the ultimate starting point to the platter of your dreams! From creamy camemberts to a ripe Roquefort, you’ll find all your favourites under the one roof with several cheese-stops to choose from. Spice up your spread with an extensive range of delectable add-ons like quince pastes, pate and pickled delights.
They boast an extraordinary selection of over 200 local and imported cheeses. Dedicated to servicing the true cheese connoisseur, these guys sure know their dairy and love to share their knowledge and passion with the community. Be sure to visit the tasting table Thursday, Friday and Saturdays to experience it first-hand.
Stall 11, Adelaide Central Market
Comida fittingly means ‘food’ in Spanish. Chef Brad Sappen-Berghs has ensured it is a far cry from the stereotypical tired take on tapas. There’s a delectable backdrop of dangling cured meats which are perfectly paired with a range of dishes such as the roasted mushies laced with sherry vinegar, herbs and garlic or the potato and onion omelette - made with KI free range eggs, of course.
The pièce de résistance is arguably the paella with its medley of Goolwa pipis, chorizo, eggplant and more. Wash it down with a local brew and be sure to have a little nip of Spanish sherry before the night’s over.
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Stall 28-29, Adelaide Central Market, Adelaide
Jamface is the brainchild of MasterChef star Poh Ling Yeow. This little bric-a-brac filled nook is perfectly placed in the Adelaide Central Market and made all the more endearing with quirky little details like the tabletops adorned with Poh's paintings.
Jamface offers a full breakfast and lunch service but truly shines with their sweet treats. Poh sets the baking benchmark deliciously high with her beetroot chocolate cake and carrot cake dripping in buttermilk syrup with hints of coconut and pineapple. All that you see is made from scratch and made in-house. This labour of love and personal touch is evident from kitchen, to plate, to tummy!
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Stall 45, Adelaide Central Market
Dough is an artisan affair that serves up mouth-watering baked goods. The team take familiar flavours and reinvent them in a way that makes you feel like you are tasting them for the very first time. Golden Gaytime cheesecake anyone? The cabinet is filled with pastries and tarts that make the tempation of over-ordering very difficult.
Sweets aside, sometimes you just need a giant hunk of bread. The range of loaves have the perfect crust while the insides are that specific cloud-kind-of-fluffy. Grab one to go and pair it back with a hearty winter soup.
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Stall 1-2, Adelaide Central Market
Lucia’s is rightfully an institution and have been dishing up the love in the Market since 1957. They also lay claim to being the very first pizza bar in Adelaide! The rich heritage comes to life in every single dish and the curation of take-home goods from their grocer next door. Nestle in for some soul food aka a giant bowl of carbs/pasta. Despite being incredibly generous with their sauce, you are always left wanting more. If you are looking to impress, fill a basket with a pasta and sugo stash to whip up a feast at home.
There is plenty happening at the Adelaide Central Market over winter so be sure to check out their Facebook page to get involved.