It has been awhile since we put up a post about markets in Adelaide. Now that it is winter and the sky is dark before 6pm, visiting a twilight market sounds like the perfect excuse to stay outdoors just a little longer. Besides, yours truly really misses the hustle and bustle of a neighbourhood pasar malam (night market). So, how does a winter twilight market compare to a summer pasar malam?
First impression: Hurrah, there are food trucks! Well, there was no lok lok truck but there were greek wraps and salads, vietnamese banh mi, portugese chicken, hot chocolate, coffee and churros.
A bowl of hot steamy laksa would be perfect in this 10°C weather though. Maybe I will start a laksa food truck that only runs in winter. Hmm…
Anyway, after a satisfying meal of banh mi, greek souvlaki and portugese chicken wrap; we headed to check out the rest of the stalls inside the basketball stadium.
The first stall that caught my eye was a really colourful and delightful stall that was set up at the entrance. It belonged to local artist and illustrator, Kate Mason. Her prints were really cute and charming. I was very tempted to buy the Adelaide map tea towel but after thinking about the many tea towels I have lying sadly in my kitchen drawer, I decided to pass. If I had a home office, I’d definitely hang one (or many!) of her art pieces on my wall. Check out her awesome online store here!
Another interesting stall belonged to Wire Twists. Their little bonsai trees were so delicately made, I felt they belonged in an art museum rather than a night market. I was especially impressed by how they used a dark background and mini spotlights to display their products more professionally–my crappy photography skills does not do justice to their beautiful artwork!
There was also a home decor stall that caught my attention. Bearth Again sells unique furniture and home decor pieces that are made from reclaimed materials. They also accept custom orders if you would like to have a one-of-a-kind furniture for your home.
There were many other stalls selling handmade crafts, cards, accessories and edible stuff.
The handmade movement is alive and well in this part of the world. I’m really looking forward to discovering more gems at the next market! Don’t miss out on more wonderful market goodies. Sign up for our newsletter or follow us on Facebook!