Rundle Mall & Tasting Australia to Delight Foodies of All Ages

A taste of South Australia

There’s a world of flavours to delight foodies of all ages, all in one place in Rundle Mall.

Get a free taste of South Australia in Rundle Mall this April, with the return of last year’s successful Urban Pantry and Cellar Door and the I Choose SA Grazing Trail, as part of Tasting Australia. A free kids cooking program, called Taste Buds, is a new addition to the 2018 Tasting Australia program in Rundle Mall.


Kids can discover their inner foodie with Taste Buds – a FREE program designed exclusively for 7-12 year olds – to engage them in food, nutrition, food provenance and preparation. Develop young palates with this fun hands-on and sensory approach to food right in the heart of Rundle Mall. Sessions will be led by food celebrities, chefs, producers, artists and gardeners who champion fresh, seasonal, local produce.

The Taste Buds program includes three sessions:

FOOD FACTS: Do you know where your food comes from? Taste Buds celebrity presenter/chef will lead kids through a food fact journey teaching them about the origins of food. Kids will work with the presenter to create a delicious nutritious recipe to munch on.

PLANT A SALAD: Come and join ABC’s Gardening Australia presenter, Sophie Thomson, and The Garden Guru’s presenter, Kim Syrus, to learn how to grow your supper. Kids will learn great gardening tips along with identifying, planting and harvesting from the Taste Buds culinary garden.

FOOD ART: Kids are guided, step-by-step, to create artwork involving food by local artist Kirsty Shadiac from Art Venture. Participants will learn how to draw food images and then take home their masterpiece to show off to their family. Taste Buds is a FREE event, at Stephens Place in Rundle Mall from April 13-22. Sessions run hourly between 11am – 4pm.

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In its second year, the Urban Pantry and Cellar Door returns to Rundle Mall, celebrating all things South Australian, with products and flavours from regional producers, artisans and iconic food and beverage brands. Open daily, Rundle Mall’s pop-up Pantry is the perfect stop in the bustling city centre to browse, taste free samples and purchase your favourites. This is the ideal time to stock up your pantry with delicious delights and scope out gifts for your foodie friends, or for yourself!

A showcase of some of South Australia’s premium food and wine will be available for sampling, with an option to purchase select products at the Urban Pantry and Cellar Door. If you’re thirsty for more, local beer and wine makers will be available at the Cellar Door, which will also feature homewares and produce from the State’s top food producers and artisans. The Urban Pantry and Cellar Door will be open from April 13-22 under Rundle Mall’s Gawler Place Canopy. Free entry, open daily:

M-Th 10am-5pm, F 10am-8pm, S 10am- 5pm, S 11am-5pm.


For one exclusive day, Brand South Australia is partnering with Rundle Mall, inviting visitors to join the ‘I Choose SA Grazing Trail’ – a free guided food tour – through a range of South Australia businesses.

Grab an I Choose SA Grazing Trail tote bag and map for free from the Urban Pantry before picking up free samples, tastings and special offers at your leisure.

The map will self-guide you to different locations featuring locally owned businesses employing local people and showcasing premium South Australian produce. The I Choose SA Grazing Trail will be held on Saturday April 14, from 10am-5pm. Limited tote bags available.

For more information and to register, visit:, #RMTasting



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