Frequently Asked Questions about Lucky Dumpling Market

What is Lucky Dumpling Market?


Lucky Dumpling Market is the social hub for the OzAsia Festival, featuring food stalls, bars, workshops and free entertainment.


Lucky Dumpling Market is run by the team behind Gluttony, the Adelaide Fringe venue hub in Rymill Park.


The OzAsia Festival is run by Adelaide Festival Centre.



When is Lucky Dumpling Market open?


Lucky Dumpling Market is open for every day of the 2019 OzAsia Festival,

except Mondays: Thursday 17 October until Sunday 3 November.


Its opening hours are:

Tuesday to Friday – 4.30pm until late

Saturday and Sunday – midday until late



Where is Lucky Dumpling Market located?


Lucky Dumpling Market will pop up on the Convention Centre Lawns, in the Adelaide Riverbank precinct. It is located on the city side of the river, between the Adelaide Festival Centre and Morphett Street Bridge. More specifically, you will find it just west of the city end of the Adelaide Oval footbridge. You can view a map here.


Please note that Lucky Dumpling Market is not the location of the Moon Lantern Parade event. This is a separate hub in Elder Park, open only on the day of Moon Lantern Parade (Saturday 19 October) and run by the Adelaide Festival Centre team.


What are the entry requirements for Lucky Dumpling Market?


Entry to Lucky Dumpling Market is free. Food and beverages are available for purchase from the bars and food vendors.

Lucky Dumpling Market is an all-ages event until midnight, after which patrons must be aged over 18.

When are the busiest times for Lucky Dumpling Market?


Our peak time is between 6pm and 8pm. If you would prefer to avoid queues, you could consider visiting us before or after this period. We're open til late each night.


Is Lucky Dumpling Market accessible?


Lucky Dumpling Market is an inclusive venue. Please find our Access and Inclusion statement here.



Which food stalls are at Lucky Dumpling Market 2019?


The food vendors at Lucky Dumpling Market are:

  • Bao+ / Astonish Patisserie (Taiwanese)

  • Bubble Bus (bubble tea)

  • Chef Kim Korean (Korean)

  • Chez Coffee

  • Enfes Delights (Turkish)

  • Forage Supply Co (vegan)

  • Humpty Dumplings (Chinese)

  • Jalan Jalan (Malaysian)

  • Ragini’s Spice (Indian)

  • Shibui Dessert Bar (desserts)

  • Sky Doodles (fairy floss)

  • Soza's Sri Lankan

  • The Filipino Project (Filipino)

  • Thavej Thai Street Food (Thai)

  • TMR Dumpling (Vietnamese)

  • Toly Gourmet (Vietnamese)


Visit the ‘What to eat and drink’ page for more info.


What are the vegan food offerings?


Bao+ / Astonish: tofu rice bowl and vegan bao


Bubble Bus: all fruit teas and toppings are vegan; milk tea range is 98% vegan

Enfes Delights: vegan gozleme; vegan manti (Turkish dumplings)


Filipino Project: chargrilled marinated tofu, deep fried vegan chicken, chargrilled corn


Forage Supply Co: entire menu is vegan!

Jalan Jalan: rojak; cendol; nasi kerabu with tauhu panggang (grilled tofu)


Humpty Dumplings: vegan dumplings (fried and steamed); edamame beans


Ragini’s Spice: vegan option to most dishes, and all vegetable dishes are vegan


Soza’s Sri Lankan: kadala (a snack made of “tempering” chick peas in Sri Lankan spices and served with coconut); kottu (a popular street dish made with strips of homemade godamba roti mixed with vegetables and curry); Sri Lankan soya curry and rice, served on rice with an onion sambol

Thavej Thai: spring rolls; green curry with rice




What are the gluten-free food offerings?


Bao+ / Astonish: tofu rice bowl and vegan bao


Bubble Bus: all teas and toppings


Filipino Project: chargrilled marinated tofu and boneless pork belly


Forage Supply Co: tofu and shiitake dumplings, smoky red bean nachos, loaded sweet potato fries


Humpty Dumplings: fried and steamed gluten free pork dumplings


Ragini’s Spice: all curries

Soza’s Sri Lankan: devilled chicken (cubes of chicken marinated in a special Soza’s spice mix and tossed in devilled sauce served with rice); kadala (a snack made of “tempering” chick peas in Sri Lankan spices and served with coconut); Sri Lankan chicken curry and rice (Soza’s Sri Lankan chicken curry served on rice with an onion sambol)



What are the drink offerings at Lucky Dumpling Market?


Lucky Dumpling Market features several bars, including:

  • Coopers Bar, serving beer, cider, Pimm’s and espresso martinis

  • Vine Bar, serving a range of Australian wines

  • Lucky Sake Bar, serving sake flights and gin


Non-alcoholic drink options include:

  • Soft drinks and mineral water

  • Coffee

  • Bubble tea

  • Vietnamese iced coffee

  • Fresh young coconut juice

  • Peach and lychee refresher


There will also be free water refill stations for patrons to fill up their drink bottles – please bring your own bottle!



Does Lucky Dumpling Market operate on a cashless system?


Yes. Since 2018, Lucky Dumpling Market has used a cashless point-of-sale system. This means that all food and beverage purchases need to be made by card (debit or credit). Gift cards are available for purchase on site at the Coopers bar, for those without their own cards.



What entertainment is available at Lucky Dumpling Market?


Lucky Dumpling Market features a stage, located inside the Parasol Lounge tent, on which the QBE Outdoor Music Sessions will take place on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Please visit the QBE Outdoor Music Sessions page on the OzAsia Festival website for details about acts and performance times.


Who can I contact about entertainment/workshops?


Although the live music and workshops take place in Lucky Dumpling Market, they are run by the OzAsia Festival team, as are the ticketed OzAsia shows and the Moon Lantern Parade. For queries about these, please contact the OzAsia team at the Adelaide Festival Centre via the details below.


Phone: +61 8 8216 8600 (Reception); 131 246 (Ticket Enquiries - BASS)





Are dogs permitted in Lucky Dumpling Market?


Dogs are permitted in Lucky Dumpling Market until 7pm, provided they are on a lead, well socialised, and their owners clean up after them. We have some water bowls out for the dogs to drink from.



Can I bring my own food and drink into Lucky Dumpling Market?


Patrons are not permitted to bring any alcohol into Lucky Dumpling Market; it is against our liquor license’s conditions.


You can bring food into Lucky Dumpling Market – although with so many wonderful food options, we encourage you to purchase from our food vendors!


You are invited to bring your own drink bottle and make use of our free water refill stations.

What measures have Lucky Dumpling Market taken towards being environmentally sustainable?

Lucky Dumpling Market strives to be environmentally responsible. All plates, bowls, cutlery and cups are compostable; wine is served in reusable glasses and water can be purchased in reusable Voss bottles. We have avoided using single-use plastics wherever possible. A three-bin system is in place to separate compostables, recyclables, and general waste. We encourage you to bring in your own drink bottle to refill from our free filtered water stations. 

Where can I receive updates about Lucky Dumpling Market?


Please follow Lucky Dumpling Market on social media for more updates.


Facebook Event for 2019 season



Hashtags: #luckydumplingmarket #ozasia

17th Oct - 3rd Nov 2019

Weekdays 4.30pm - late

(closed Mondays)

Weekends Midday - late

WHERE? On the lawns of the Adelaide Riverbank; behind the Adelaide Convention Centre and west of the Adelaide Festival Centre

Lucky Dumpling Market is proudly brought to you by the team behind Gluttony

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