For the first time during Tasting Australia, Rundle Mall will be hosting the Urban Pantry. Running from Saturday the 29th of April to Sunday the 7th of May, the Urban Pantry will be the ultimate foodie heaven located right in the heart of Adelaide’s CBD. Below, we’ve devised eight reasons why you just have to check it out:
1. It’s easy to get to!
Whether you’re on lunch break in the city or coming in to exercise the credit card, Rundle Mall is the central city hub for all your food and shopping needs. In a location so accessible, there’s really no excuse not to visit the Urban Pantry at least once!
2. There’s loads of talent to meet.
Foodies will thrive on the chance to meet the talent behind the genius. Every day, you will get the chance to chat with Jarrad Sharrock, owner of Monday’s Coffee, about his locally roasted origin coffee. Or maybe you’ll pop in for one of the scheduled ‘Meet the Producers’ sessions, getting the chance to sit in on live Q&A with the likes of Taras Ochota (Winemaker from Ochota Barrels), Paul Baker (Chef from Botanic Gardens Restaurant), Duncan Welgemoed (Chef from Africola) and so many more talented locals.
3. Over 30 local producers will be showcasing their goods.
Let’s list them out and see which ones tickle your fancy:
- Almond Co.
- Barossa Fine Foods
- Charlesworth Nuts
- Forage & Feast
- Haigh’s Chocolates
- Kangaroo Island Living Honey
- Maggie Beer
- Marchett Profuctions & Big Sissy foods
- Monday’s Coffee Store
- Mojo Kombucha
- Port Willunga Fine Foods
- Spring Gully Foods
- T Bar
- Talinga Grove
- Two Bit Villains
- Udder Delights
- Moo Yoghurt
- Ochota Barrels
- Shut The Gate Wines
- Ounce Gin
- Pirate Life Brewing
- Applewood Distillery
- KIS Gin
- The Lane Vineyard
- Big Shed Brewing
4. There’s so much food to try…
If the list above didn’t give you enough of an idea about the food on offer, let’s break it down even more:
Only the smelliest and most delicious of cheeses will be up for tasting – picture a melt-in-your-mouth Heysen Blue by Udder Delights. Are you vegetarian/vegan/gluten free? Never fret, Mojo Kombucha will provide the goods. Perhaps you’re down for some unique sodas from Two Bit Villains or some sweet, organic honey from Kangaroo Island Living Honey. Beerenberg is also one to note, sampling their newest range of sweet and savoury spreads: Sweet Mustard Pickle and Lemon & Lime Curd.
Sooo… do we have your mouth watering yet?
5. And there’s a cellar door!
Attention all of you South Australian wine lovers: the Urban Pantry Cellar Door, proudly presented by The Propaganda Club, will be featuring an array of iconic local brands as well as some newbies to the industry.
Expect to experience free beer, wine and spirit tastings by the day. Don’t forget to have a chat with the knowledgeable Propaganda Club staff and maybe even try some of their very own aged cocktails on offer!
6. Let’s not forget The Grazing Trail…
From Friday the 5th to Sunday the 7th of May, The Grazing Trail will be a FREE self-guided foodie tour throughout Rundle Mall. The tour will showcase an array of goods including coffee, tea, chocolates and wine, and includes a gift bag pre-packed full of South Aussie treats. What better way to spend your afternoon?
7. Or the Snap, Tag and Win promotion!
Just three easy steps and you can collect a free jar of delicious Beerenberg Jam:
- Visit the Urban Pantry and take a photo
- Follow @rundlemall on Instagram and use hashtag #RMurbanpantry
- Pick up your picture from the photo booth and claim your Beerenberg prize!
8. Best of all, it’s free!
That’s right people, free. No entry fee, no paying for tastings. You can experience all of this awesomeness for the reasonable price of $0.00.
All the details, plus key dates and times for the Urban Pantry can be found on the Rundle Mall website here.