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The Best Markets in Adelaide – Experience Southern Australia's food and culture

One of the best ways to experience the Australian way of life is to visit the local markets. It is not only pleasing to the eyes (and the stomach) but it's the best way to familiarize local foods.

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Adelaide Central Market

Adelaide Central Market

Known as the 'heart of Adelaide' the Central Market should be on top of your list. Abuzz with life and liveliness all throughout the year, there over 80 stalls here at South Australia's most popular tourist attraction. It's no wonder the Central market has grown to be so popular since it has been in operation for over 140 years. You find plenty of fresh food here including vegetables, fruits, bakery items, poultry, meat, cheese, nuts, seafood, sweets an the list goes on. The Central Market is not only for shoppers, the line of café's at the premises has made it a hangout spot to enjoy a warm cup of coffee while munching a muffin of your choice. The market is generally open from Tuesday to Saturday each week. To get the real taste of Adelaide, you need to forget you are a tourist. Start with finding Adelaide Accommodation CBD, where you can travel with ease to all the attractions of the city.

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Market Shed on Holland

Market Shed on Holland

Tucked away on the corner of Gilbert Street, Market Shed on Holland is a recent addition to the list of farmer's markets in South Australia. Focusing only on organic produce, this Sunday market has only a selected number of stalls. It's a place with a lot of passion, excitement, innovation, education and fun! All the stallholders come here with the common interest of offering certified organic local produce. Even though the market is set up only on Sunday from 9am – 3pm on a vacant car park, the black and white themed atmosphere is quite welcoming. You find plenty fresh produce, baked food and some yummy brunch options available here. If you are looking for something unconventional Market Shed on Holland is the place you.

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Willunga Farmer's Market

Willunga Farmer's Market

The first ever farmer's market to be established in South Australia, Willunga Farmer's market is considered as one of the best in the region. Open only on Saturday the theme of the market 'Meet the grower and taste the region' sums up what you can look forward during your visit. There are more than 55 stalls here offering organic, locally sourced goods. When visiting Adelaide the best way to travel to the markets is to find accommodation in the city, don't stay in conventional hotels, try something different such as iStay Precinct which is a modern apartment complex.

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Gills Street Markets

Gills Street Markets

The local markets are not all about food. Similar to the Paddington markets of Sydney, Adelaide has their own fashion and design market. It is held on the third Sunday of every month at the Giles Street Primary School in the CBD. You find a vibrant and creative selection of designer wear, shoes, jewellery and accessories. You find young designers displaying their creative talents and the market also has some budget friendly clearance stocks.