If you’re a foodie seeking the perfect Australian destination where you can taste local specialties and experience a famous wine region, set your sights on Adelaide. Located in South Australia, Adelaide has a growing foodie culture. You’ll find great culinary experiences practically everywhere you turn. With luxury hotels like the InterContinental Adelaide located right in the center of the action, it’s easier than ever to plan a delicious trip to Adelaide. When you visit, don’t miss these top things to do for foodies in Adelaide.
Barossa Valley Wine Tour
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Set off on a tour to explore the abundant Barossa Wine Region, located just outside Adelaide. Tasting rooms are known as the cellar door in Australia, and many are open to the public for walk-in visits and tastings. You can also go for a day trip with a local tour company, which usually includes up to four winery stops and lunch. The Barossa Valley has long been a top grape growing region, with many family vineyards and over 170 wine producers.
Press Food & Wine
When you’re looking for a place where you’re guaranteed to have a great meal and thoroughly enjoy the atmosphere, head to Press Food & Wine. One of the perpetual favorites in town, Press is consistently good. There are two dining floors. The top floor requires a reservation, but the bottom floor is reserved for walk-ins.
Adelaide Food Tours
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One of the best ways to discover a city’s cuisine for the first time is through a food tour. Adelaide has many different types of tours to match every style. You can take a tour of the Central Market with a professional guide or get in on one of Feast on Foot’s dumpling tours. If you’re looking for something a little different, Foodi.com has several specialty options like a chocolate tour, a craft beer tour, and a high tea tour.
Adelaide Central Market
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Open every day except Monday, the Adelaide Central Market is the place to see local produce and shop for products that you can only get in Adelaide. You can stroll around and have a look, sit at a café with a latte, or grab a bite to eat at the Asian food stalls along the way. You might also want to pick up a few ingredients to use in your own cooking.
Create Your Own Food Crawl
Near Peel Street is where you’ll find many of the city’s best restaurants. Why not create your own food crawl by stopping in to some of the best eateries along the way? You’ll find everything from fine dining to street food. Top options include Peel St, Africola, and Orana. Just remember to order a drink and a small dish at each spot to save room for the next.
Combined with the city’s museums, nature, and art, these foodie activities will keep you very busy in Adelaide. When you work your way through these options, you’ll find many more activities throughout the city.