– by Tiarne Cook
The Adelaide CBD on a wintery Sunday morning is a ghost town. Businesses close their doors, with regular customers tucked up in bed, recovering from the working week. The yum cha devotees rattle around Gouger Street (Adelaide’s main ‘eat’ street), while stragglers gather themselves from the depths of Hindley Street after an evening’s revelry (think Aberdeen Street).
Recently, a little nook on the edge of town has blossomed. This once secret hub of health, wellness and community spirit is fast becoming the place to be seen in your best Sunday get-up. The Market Shed on Holland is bringing families, friends, foodies and fitness fanatics, flooding back into the CBD.
With a strong focus on local, seasonal organic produce The Market Shed offers a vast mix of pantry necessities, gourmet goodies and freshly made brekkie, brunch and lunch options (as well as coffee) to enjoy as you browse and buy. Stallholders share their wares and their knowledge – something missing from your conventional supermarket monstrosity.
On this particular Sunday morning, the winter sun is out in full force, as are the market-goers. To accompany my morning coffee, I choose the organic sautéed mushrooms with parsley, McGwerriton o
rganic poached eggs and nitrate-free bacon from the Barossa – appropriate for gluten-haters and paleolithes.
I wander the aisles as warm, acoustic sounds waft out over the hustle and bustle. The warehouse space is alive with colour, vitality and excitement. I grab a Mean Green cold pressed juice from Nurish and peruse Raw Karma’s delicious selection of raw treats – I opt for a jaffa and a cookie dough karma ball. Bliss!
The Market Shed delivers the perfect Sunday morning, with belly and soul nourished, I’m ready to take on the grind of the working week.
ADDRESS: 1 Holland Street (behind Gilbert Street IGA), Adelaide CBD
HOURS: Sunday, 9am-3pm