Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Adelaide Central Market & The Big Table, Adelaide SA

Markets. Wonderful markets.
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Fruits galore

Unbelievably pretty, tasty, vibrant, and buzzing with activities.

Adelaide Central Market is something you definitely cannot miss while visiting Adelaide. Opened its door in 1869 and located conveniently in the CBD, it is jam-packed with not less than 80 stalls selling food, fruit, vegetables, cheese, health foods, fresh products, meat, sweets, and many more.

Every Friday it offers live music in the dining area, and sometimes there are even cooking classes and demos on. Friday would be the best day to visit - the market opens from 7 am to 9 pm. The hustle of late night shopping has great ambiance and there are so much to see, taste, and buy inside.

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Adelaide Central Market

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Late shopping at the market

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Coffee bean shop

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Swiss roll display

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Lollies & candy

There are more delis and vegetable & fruit stalls than other kind of stalls - scattered conveniently on every aisle. Grab a Bum Burner or a cabanossi or two to snack while you browse.

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Cured meat display

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Jerky display

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Bum Burner - so hot but so addictive!

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Wine (in) barrels

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Local mushrooms

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Pretty vegetables

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Asian veggies

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Pickled red pepper, eggplant, etc. Not pictured are 1001 olives stuffed with various things.

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Ready for some cheese action?

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Champagne cheese - interesting zing. Maybe not for me.

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Raclette - melted cheese wheel

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Raclette - with kifler potatoes and cornichons ($8). Beautiful flavors and the melty cheese is just incredibly tasty.

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Did I mention they have selections of bread and pastries too?

They also offer produce for those with quirky taste. Something Wild was one of the most interesting stalls we saw - specializing in exotic game meats and even plants. We saw some boar sausages and diced wild boar and have been wondering how they taste since. They also have crocodile ribs, kangaroo prepared in different ways (diced, minced, stir fry), and weird plants like sea blite and snow plants.

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Providore is something you cannot miss, literally. You can't just walk past that chocolate fountain and not stare. Especially when all the glass display is filled with creative chocolate creations, lollies, pastries, and many more.

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Chocolate fountain at Providore

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Lollies at Providore

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Chocolate lego! How crazy cool.

Grab a little cup of juicy, plump strawberries drowned in warm, luscious milk chocolate from the chocolate fountain. You will not regret it, I swear.

If not, do yourself a favour and grab a rocky road, a danish, or something, anything at all from the display.

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Strawberry & chocolate - $4


The Big Table

I just have to eat here in the market. After a few times asking the locals, The Big Table is highly recommended. It sits on one of the market's corner, with a communal bench that always seems to be occupied.

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The Big Table, Adelaide Central Market

The menu is easy and simple, exactly what you want for a hearty breakfast in the market. They also have ready made sandwiches, and more than happy to toast them for you. Grab a cup of coffee or hot chocolate that either come in a reasonable cup size or a gigantic mug.

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Pre-made sandwiches

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Hot chocolate mug - $4.5

The highlight of our breakfast before leaving the city is the fat toasts - one would already fill me up easy, let alone two massive toasts. They are fluffy in the middle with nice crust.

The poached egg with smoked salmon is generous, and creamy yolk river never fails. My chili and coriander scrambled egg plate overflows with the soft and flavoursome scrambled egg, and I added some crispy bacon for good measure. Because what is breakfast without some bacon.

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Smoked salmon & poached egg with fat toasts - $16.9

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Chili & coriander scrambled egg with fat toasts and bacon - $15.9

If there is one reason to go to Adelaide, Central Market is certainly is on top of the list.

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Address:

ADELAIDE CENTRAL MARKET

44 - 60 Gouger St
Adelaide, SA 5000

Hours: 
Monday - closed
Tuesday - 7 a.m. - 5.30 p.m.
Wednesday - 9 a.m. - 5.30 p.m.
Thursday - 9 a.m. - 5.30 p.m.
Friday - 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday - 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Web: Adelaide Central Market


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It's nice to have people around :)