This is the home of cheap eats in Adelaide, and the gateway to the famous Central Market on Saturdays, where you can buy a dizzying array of fresh produce, and hang out in some of the city's hippest cafes. The vast malls and bustling foodhalls in Chinatown are also close by.
The street stretches from nightclubs to the austere court buildings of Victoria Square, with a world-tour of eateries crammed inbetween.
Adelaide's melting pot of cultures is displayed in all its delicious glory, with enticing scents and aromatic spices pouring out of restaurant windows. Choose from Thai, Vietnamese, Malaysian and Japanese, Asian fusion, noodle bars, Chinese and yum cha, French and Argentine cuisine, and seafood restaurants serving fresh fish.
It sounds exhausting, but you could eat out here every night and never be bored by this smorgasbord of international cuisine.
A few personal pointers - The Greek Mezze does excellent Dolmades and Spanakopita (spinach and feta in phyllo pastry) and Ying Chow specialises in North Chinese dishes - the salty coriander chicken and red vinegar ribs are incredibly moreish.
Gouger Street, Adelaide, 5000
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Adelaide is the '20 minute city' ... everything (almost) is 20 mins from the city centre.
It's now Jacaranda time (the purple blossom looks heavenly throughout November and early December, the sun is shining and Adelaide is getting into summer holiday mode.
Try the Central Market for fabulous food, atmosphere and Adelaidians doing their weekly shop - huge prawns and Oysters at less than 4 quid a dozen. Eat around the Globe in Gouger St or head to the East End (Rundle St) for interesting bars, cafes and shopping; King William Rd 3 mins via the tram from Victoria Sq for cafe society; Glenelg a 20 min tram ride for a great beach (with sand!) restaurants, marina and fun .... and if you can drag yourself away from the city try the nearest wine region to town .. McLaren Vale, home of some serious big Aussie Shirazs or the cooler climate Adelaide Hills for some scrummy white ... or try the Adelaide's home brewed beer ... Coopers Pale Ale.
And let's hope the English Cricket Team remind the Australians who invented the game .. if only to save me from having to listen to the jokes from my workmates! Enjoy
It's one of my favourite places in Adelaide. Great market real mix of food, smells, cultures etc.
All the food you could ever want. For eating try breakfast at Lucia's if you can get a seat - best breakfast in Adelaide (try the poached eggs) and the coffee's pretty outstanding too. On a Friday night the market is open late and you could try out the Asian food court where you can get dinner for under 7 dollars.
Head to Gouger Street for more upmarket (tho still impossibly good value) restaurants - Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Malaysian, Greek, Italian even fish and chips...
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