Adelaide - Shopping
There are two main hearts to the Adelaide shopping experience. The first is in the northeast of the central grid of streets where Rundle Mall - Adelaide’s first shopping mall built in the mid-1970s - offers all the usual high-end chains you find across Australia. Running off Rundle Mall down to Grenfell Street, are the heritage-listed Adelaide Arcade and the Regent Arcade, which offer boutique shopping, aboriginal crafts and even locally mined opals.
The second main centre is to the southwest of the central grid of streets, between Grote and Gouger Streets, where you will find the Adelaide Central Market, known as the food pantry of Adelaide. Here, you will discover a dazzling array of foods, showing the wonderful abundance of raw ingredients that Australia produces. This area is also a showcase of the melting pot of cultures that make up Adelaide today, with the sights and smells of Italian, Vietnamese, Lebanese, Greek, Chinese and Japanese cuisines to feast upon, to name but a few.