Frequently Asked Questions about Lucky Dumpling Market
What is Lucky Dumpling Market?
Lucky Dumpling Market has been a popular hub for food, bars and entertainment on the Adelaide Riverbank each Spring since 2017. It is usually held as part of Adelaide Festival Centre’s OzAsia Festival, Australia’s leading international arts festival engaging with Asia.
Lucky Dumpling Market is run by the team behind Gluttony,
the Adelaide Fringe venue hub in Rymill Park.
OzAsia Festival is run by Adelaide Festival Centre.
When is Lucky Dumpling Market open?
Lucky Dumpling Market is open Tuesday - Sunday,
21 October - 7 November 2021. Closed Mondays.
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 in 2021 in Elder Park, on the South Bank of Torrens Lake, in the Adelaide Riverbank precinct. Entry is via King William Road, or the riverside walkway near the Adelaide Festival Centre. Elder Park is a larger space than the previous location of the Convention Centre Lawns, allowing for greater physical distancing for attendees of the market. In addition to picnic tables, there is lots of lovely grass to sit on, so we encourage you to bring your own picnic blanket and make yourself comfortable to take in the Riverbank views.
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.
You do not need to book, as it is a non-ticketed event.
Following the instructions of Lucky Dumpling Market's COVID Marshals will be a condition of entry. This includes completing an online form, accessed via QR code displayed at the entrances of Lucky Dumpling Market, for the purpose of contact tracing. You will need to show the time-stamped green confirmation screen, indicating you have completed the form, on your phone to our gate staff to enter. More information about this can be viewed on our COVID Safety page.
How can I express my interest in becoming a food vendor at Lucky Dumpling Market?
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. Also, if a particular vendor has a long line, perhaps visit another vendor instead - all the food is excellent inside Lucky Dumpling Market!
Is Lucky Dumpling Market accessible?
Lucky Dumpling Market is an inclusive venue. Please find our Access and Inclusion statement here.
Which food stalls were at Lucky Dumpling Market 2020?
The food vendors at Lucky Dumpling Market last year were:
Chef Kim (Korean)
Enfes Delights (Turkish)
FIRE x Soi 38 (Thai)
Forage Supply Co (vegan)
GANG GANG (burgers)
Jalan Jalan (Malaysian)
Phat Head (dumplings and bubble tea)
Ragini’s Spice (Indian)
Shibui Dessert Bar (desserts)
Soza's Sri Lankan
The Filipino Project (Filipino)
The Market Black (coffee)
TMR Dumpling (Vietnamese)
Toly Gourmet (Vietnamese)
Visit the ‘What to eat and drink’ page for more info.
What are the vegan food offerings? (indicative only, based on 2020 menus)
Bao+: chive and mushroom dumplings; tofu rice bowl; watermelon panna cotta; double melon smoothie fruit bowl
Bubble Bus Bubble Tea: all fruit teas and toppings
Chef Kim: soya and vegetable dumplings, kim chi dumplings, kimchi pancake, vege bibimbap
Donut Diner: hot jam donuts, hot buttered popcorn
Enfes Delights: vegan gozleme; chips
FIRE x Soi 38: chips with curry salt
Jalan Jalan: spring rolls, tofu satays, grilled tofu main, banana fritter
Phat Head Dumplings: tom yum dumplings (tofu and mushroom dumplings infused with tom yum flavour)
Ragini’s Spice: ‘Dal-ling’ dumplings (vegetarian dumplings floating in dal); 3 lentil dal & Ragini's Spice rice; lentil ‘naanchos’ with Milkless cheese (launching at this festival); baby potato poutine with Milkless cheese
Shibui Dessert Bar: mango soft serve
Sky Doodles: fairy floss
Soza’s Sri Lankan: vegan kottu (a popular street dish made with strips of homemade godamba roti mixed with vegetables and curry); kadala (a snack made of “tempering” chick peas in Sri Lankan spices, served with coconut)
The Filipino Project: chargrilled tofu; barbecued corn (without cheese/mayo)
What are the gluten-free food offerings? (indicative only, based on 2020 menus)
Bao+: crispy pork rice bowl; tofu rice bowl; watermelon panna cotta; double melon smoothie fruit bowl
Bubble Bus Bubble Tea: all bubble teas and toppings
Donut Diner: hot buttered popcorn
Enfes Delights: chevapi kofte kebab; chips
FIRE x Soi 38: slow cooked lemongrass brisket with tamarind slaws; grilled Sriracha chicken and rice; loaded fries with chicken satay; Chiangmai beef curried hotdog; chicken and vermicelli hotdog
Jalan Jalan: spring rolls, tofu satay, chicken satay, beef rendang, chargrilled chicken, tofu main
Ragini’s Spice: butter chicken; 3 lentil dal & Ragini's Spice rice; baby potato poutine; chicken tikka; beef ribs
Shibui Dessert Bar: all soft serve flavours; fried mochi dumplings; panna cotta can be made gluten-free
Sky Doodles: fairy floss
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, served with coconut)
The Filipino Project: pork belly
What are the drink offerings at Lucky Dumpling Market? (indicative only, based on 2020 menus)
Lucky Dumpling Market features several bars, including:
Coopers Bar, serving beer, Hills Cider and RTDs
Yalumba Wine Bar, serving a range of Australian wines
Sake Hut, serving sake and gin
Non-alcoholic drink options include:
Soft drinks and mineral water
Vietnamese iced coffee
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.
What entertainment is available at Lucky Dumpling Market?
Lucky Dumpling Market features a stage, on which there will be live performances. The entertainment program is listed on our What's On page.
Who can I contact about entertainment/workshops?
Are dogs permitted in Lucky Dumpling Market?
Dogs are welcome in Lucky Dumpling Market, provided they are on a lead, well socialised, and their owners clean up after them. Please bring your own water bowl for your dog to drink from. We recommend dogs stay up until 7pm, after which the market can become busy and noisy for animals.
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. Please note that, due to COVID-19 restrictions, drinking fountains will not be available, but water bottle (or cup) refill taps will be. Please ask our bar staff if you need help locating water.
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, and wine is served in reusable glasses. 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.
Where can I receive updates about Lucky Dumpling Market?
Please follow Lucky Dumpling Market on social media for more updates.