What to cook for Christmas: support local

This festive season it is more important than ever to support local. So, whether you are planning a big Christmas feast for the whole family or an intimate dinner party with a few friends, we’ve scoured the city for proud South Australian businesses serving up delicious festive food essentials and special treats.

Enjoy a uniquely South Aussie Christmas menu for breakfast, lunch, dinner and most importantly, dessert.

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Breakfast / Brunch

Once the presents have been unwrapped, feed the family with a delicious Christmas morning breakfast.


Start Christmas Day off with scrumptious artisan baked goods and other yummy breakfast treats from Mascavado Café & Patisserie. Choose from a selection of pastries from classic croissants and danishes to signature cakes and tarts, all freshly baked on site. Order ahead for pick-up Christmas Eve.

Mascavado Café & Patisserie, 175 Hutt Street, Adelaide


Get the BBQ sizzling early with the best short cut bacon in South Australia. Barossa Fine Foods sources some of the best smallgoods, free-range and sustainably farmed fresh meats from the Barossa Valley and regional South Australia.

Barossa Fine Foods, Stall 60, Adelaide Central Market, 44-60 Gouger Street, Adelaide


Put the cherry on top with delicious organic cherries from House of Organics sourced straight from the Adelaide Hills and surrounds.

House of Organics, Stall 34-35, Adelaide Central Market, 44-60 Gouger Street, Adelaide

Mascavado pastry

Mascavado makes all their pastry in house from scratch using local produce!

Seafood Lunch

It doesn’t get more Australian than delicious seafood feast for Christmas lunch. It's deceptively simple to serve seafood, if you purchase cooked prawns you can literally pop the box straight on the table!

Samtass Bros Seafoods

Feast on scrumptious SA King Prawns, delicious Port Lincoln Oysters and a huge range of other fresh local seafoods from the fishmongers at Samtass Bros Seafoods.

Stall GO46-48, Adelaide Central Market, 44-60 Gouger Street, Adelaide

Angelakis Bros

Christmas wouldn’t be the same without a big platter of fresh prawns. Angelakis Bros offers a huge selection of fresh, seasonal seafood for the whole family to enjoy.

Shop 27, Adelaide Central Market Arcade, just off Victoria Square, Adelaide

Cappo’s Fish Market

Another South Australian-owned family business committed to bringing you the freshest local seafood at the best possible price. Choose from whole baked snapper, lobster, salmon steaks, South Australian King Prawns, local oysters and lots more. 

Stall WR7, Adelaide Central Market, 44-60 Gouger Street, Adelaide

Angelakis Brothers' expert staff can help you choose the perfect fish


Christmas dinner has to be one of the most anticipated meals of the year. Start strong with snacks and then bring the house down with mains!



Start with a delicious cheese platter with a selection of the best cheeses sourced by Say Cheese, locally as well as from Australia and around the world.

Say Cheese, Stall 46, Adelaide Central Market, 44-60 Gouger Street, Adelaide


Wow your guests with a selection of produce sourced direct from Kangaroo Island. At the Kangaroo Island Stall, take your pick from sticky figs, almond dukkha, beetroot relish, delicious Kangaroo Island Olives and much more.

Kangaroo Island Stall, Stall 17, Adelaide Central Market, 44-60 Gouger Street, Adelaide


Take the pressure off and satisfy your guests with a tasty range of cocktail and finger foods from Queen of Tarts. With a huge selection of quiches, pastries, tartlets, cocktail pies and frittatas, your biggest issue will be deciding what to have! Order ahead to pick up catering on Christmas Eve.

Queen of Tarts, 172 Hutt Street, Adelaide

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No where stocks a more phenomenal range of cheese than Say Cheese


A perfectly cooked roast chicken, a sticky glazed ham or a beautifully roasted veggie smorgasboard. What will be your Christmas table centrepiece this year?

Vegas Poultry

Take your pick from a wide range of free-range turkeys and other poultry goods from Vegas Poultry – we highly recommend ordering ahead to avoid disappointment.

Stall 62, Adelaide Central Market, 44-60 Gouger Street, Adelaide

O’Connell’s Meats 

With the only house smoker in Adelaide, O’Connell’s Meats serves up a delicious range of smoked and cured meats and smallgoods, including the very important leg ham.

Stall GR47-49, Adelaide Central Market, 44-60 Gouger Street, Adelaide

Romeo’s Organic Wholefoods

Specialising in unique, organic and alternative foods, Romeo’s Organic Wholefoods caters for those who are health conscious or have special dietary requirements so that no one misses out.

Shop 11, 71-79 O’Connell Street, North Adelaide

Ham market oconnell meats

O'Connell's meats are known throughout Adelaide for their hams!


Now what we've all been waiting for - dessert. You can always eat dessert first, or just dessert. We won't judge.

Mince pies and gingerbread

Perryman’s Bakery has been delighting Adelaideans with freshly backed goods since 1925. Make dessert super easy with a selection of their festive gingerbread, delicious fruit mince pies and Christmas puddings.

Perryman’s Artisan Bakery, 54 Tynte Street, North Adelaide

Cakes, cakes, cakes

Treat yourself and your guests to a scrumptious range of Providore handmade cakes, gateaux, chocolate truffles, tasty Christmas puddings, slices and handmade chocolates. 

Stall 66, Adelaide Central Market, 44-60 Gouger Street, Adelaide


Make your Christmas Bons Bons extra special with a delicious treat from Haigh’s Chocolates. Choose from their special Christmas collection, boxed chocolates and confectionary or their curated selection, there’s something for everyone.

Beehive Corner, 2 Rundle Mall, Adelaide

Haighs dish

You really can't go wrong with a good pud. Find Haigh's recipe here.

If you are a locally owned City of Adelaide food business or retailer and would like to be included in the above list, please contact our City of Adelaide Customer Centre.