Saturday 2 June 2012

Adelaide Central Market

I only had a free half day in Adelaide on my recent trip. I knew that one of the things I wanted to see was the famous Adelaide Central Market. And so I thought that I should head there for breakfast.

I knew I was getting close when I found a fabulous shop called Goodies and Grains.

And then bam I was in the market proper. 

Kangaroo meat is very delicious, but for some reason I rarely cook with it at home

Perhaps if I lived in Adelaide I'd think of it more often?

Sadly I didn't get to buy this for breakfast
 Everything was displayed to look fabulous

Or any of this
I knew I'd found some breakfast when I found this place. Yoghurt never looked so appealing!

Although honeycomb strewn with chocolate seemed slightly OTT for brekkie

The much more modest mango and raspberry with optional Anzac crumble!

You can't put Aussies off by calling something smelly it seems

Ah, almond croissants are perfect for second breakfast.

My favourite variety of pumpkin, called Jap or Kent here

Actually I could eat heaps more than kangaroo if I lived in Adelaide

Crocodile burgers anyone?
 There were so many varieties of food, this place had an intriguing menu, but it wasn't time for lunch yet, I had much more walking to do.

Saturday Snapshot, is a wonderful weekly meme from at home with books


Brona said...

Such mouth watering pics! Makes me want to go there right now :-)

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I loved browsing all these market photos -- lots of wild game choices -- that surprised me. I couldn't stop thinking about the poor kangaroos...LOL

Unknown said...

I love those pics!!!

My snap

Kaye said...

Wow, oh wow! I'd love to visit a place like this. Love your photos!!

Susan Lindquist said...

LOve browwsing the markets ... it's always interesting to me the different food choices all around the world! Lots of wild game options in Adelaide! Who knew ???

Great market tour!

Eugenia O'Neal said...

Great looking food! I wonder what crocodile would taste like? Or emu?

Paulita said...

That market looks amazing. You could have just stayed there all day eating. Here's Mine

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

So colorful and arranged so attractively! Loved the sign with the history of the event.

I'd love to hang out at that coffee place.

Thanks for sharing...and here's MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST

MedicatedMoo said...

Y-u-m! I would have had the chocolate yoghurt. Then some of that apple cake, followed by an almond croissant....

BurtonReview said...

OMG I am slightly freaking out thinking of the kangaroos.. I had no idea. EEEK
Here is my shot.

Anonymous said...

This looks like a wonderful place to browse! You captured so many fun things...although the kangaroo and crocodile meat is going to linger with me for a bit!

bermudaonion said...

That looks like a lovely market but I don't think I could bring myself to eat kangaroo meat.

Alyce said...

It makes me so curious to know what kangaroo meat tastes like. Is there another meat that it is most similar to in taste?

Carol said...

Lovely photos of the market.

Have a great weekend


Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

What great shots of the market! I have eaten many things and many types of meat, but I do not think that I have ever had either kangaroo or emu. Do they taste like chicken? (an American joke)


edgar said...

That's a busy Market. Carry a big basket and try the wild. It'll be an experience to eat kangaroo meat or crocodile tail.

Very nice selection of photos and of the things to buy.

Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) said...

I was wondering where the coffee shop was... you saved it for last! Fantastic tour of the market. If I ever get to Adelaide I must remember to visit it.

Christine Harding said...

What an amazing marke, and how beautifully the food is displayed - I'm not sure I could cope with kangaroo meat and such like (but I don't eat meat anyway). I've been walking in the woods and taking photos

Nise' said...

Some delicious looking items and some that make me wonder if I'd even give it a try.

Bev Hankins said...

What a fabulous-looking market. Although--I'm not sure I could do Kangaroo meat. I've had crocodile before (although I don't know if it was tail meat..."crocodile puffs").

Here's my Snapshot.

Irene said...

What a fabulous market, although I'm not sure I'd eat kangaroo sausage.

The Daemon said...

I'm going to Adelaide for a couple of days to visit a mate - yay! Thanks for this post, will try to schedule in a visit omnomnom

The Daemon said...

P.S. Skippy is delicious! and the most sustainable of all the meat crops.

P.P.S. Fun fact of the day - JAP (I think it's from Qld) was named because it is an abbreviation for "Just Another Pumpkin". People thought it was a racist name (when it really isn't!) so then it got the name Kent too. Ah, the things you learn from Ready Steady Cook.

Cipriano said...

This is the first time I ever considered that people eat kangaroo meat. Somehow it just doesn't seem right to me, and yet -- carnivore that I am -- I'm sure I wouldn't pass up a kangaroo burger or whatever.
Or one of those sausages!
These are terrific pics of a land I long to one day visit.

Louise said...

I didn't realise that kangaroo meat would be so confronting for so many people! It is a really nice meat. Very lean. Definitely a red meat on appearance and taste- and no Genie it doesn't taste like chicken! It has it's own taste more like beef than lamb I suppose, but not really like either if that makes any sense. I'd like to try and cook some at home this week now, I wonder how my 11 year old would react? I think I'd tell him it was lamb.

I think it's really funny that a couple of people commented on the coffee shop in the last photo. I don't drink coffee and had completely ignored that on the sign! For me the fascinating part was the Eurasian food/piroshki!

Hope you get there Dee. Of course there were lots more amazing stuff that I didn't photograph. It would be so great to be staying somewhere where you could cook something.

Anonymous said...

Hi Louise, your post is great! I like the photos and what you wrote...and I love Adelaide Central market! Could you please tell me where did you find the panel with the history of the market??? I went there but I couldn't find it :(
Thanks a loooot,

Louise said...

Hi Anna, Thanks for your lovely comment. I can't remember exactly where that panel with the history of the market is. I know I did enter after going past Goodies and Grains, and it was on the way in to the general market. I remember it being on the right hand side of an entrance door. I hope you can find it.