With more than 600 restaurants, pubs, and cafes, Adelaide boasts more dining spots per capita than anywhere else in Australia. Many cluster in areas such as Rundle Street, Gouger Street, and North Adelaide -- where you'll find almost every style of cuisine you can imagine. For cheap noodles, laksas, sushi, and cakes, head to Adelaide's popular Central Markets (tel. 08/8203 7494), behind the Hilton Adelaide between Gouger and Grote streets.

Glenelg has a host of nice cafes, including Zest Café Gallery, 2A Sussex St. (tel. 08/8295 3599), which serves baguettes and bagels; and Café Blu, Glenelg Pier Hotel, 18 Holdfast Promenade (tel. 08/8350 3108), which has good pizzas.

Because of South Australia's healthy wine industry, you'll find that many of the more expensive restaurants have extensive wine lists. Many Adelaide restaurants allow diners to bring their own wine (BYO), but most charge a steep corkage fee to open the bottle -- A$6 or so is not uncommon.

Something Different: Market Tours

Adelaide's Top Food and Wine Tours (tel. 08/8386 0888; www.topfoodandwinetours.com.au) offers a range of food-based tours, including both dawn and midmorning tours of the Central Market. Dawn Tours cost A$49, and start at 7:15am on Tuesday and Thursday through Saturday; midmorning tours depart at 9:30am and cost A$36.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.