Port Louis Central Market

Port Louis Central Market

Port Louis Central Market is the home of the largest market, in Mauritius. Here is where you can find fresh food items, local dishes, and a selection of handcrafted goods. Located very close to the harbour in La Corderie Street and it is always crowded, with a buzzing atmosphere. It is a good place to get a feel for local life. During weekdays many locals working in Port Louis stop here for a cheap snack.

It is also a gathering place for friends and family to catch up on local gossip, or to get together over a meal or drink. People visit the market from all over the island, not just the locals is port Louis. The market is one of the best places for local street food. Try the coconut water, alouda, which is like a milkshake Avoid visiting on a Sunday as Port Louis generally comes to a stop just before midday.

Spices at Port Louis Central Market

Port Louis Central Market was built whilst Mauritius was still under British rule. It is now considered to be a true historical gem of the island.  It is considered an honour to own one of the stalls in the oldest market on the island. You can find fresh meat, poultry, fish and seafood, as well as veggies, fruits and spices.  Be prepared to have your senses assaulted. You can also buy many handcrafted souvenirs and gifts, but keep in mind you need to haggle to get a bargain.  Visit the stall of the famous herb doctor’, he’s well known in Mauritius and can recommend al cure for most ailments.

Port Louis Central Market

The first level is where you will find the craft market, with its colourful textiles, artisanal sculptures, and fruit preserves. Various blends of local rum can also be bought here.  Bring small denomination of your money and a bag to carry things back in. There is a section where they make sandwiches, roti (a flat Indian bread rolled with veggies or meat inside, usually spicy), dholl puri (another flatbread) and much more. Prices are very low and the quality is excellent.

Contact us today to book your Mauritius holiday and the chance to visit Port Louis Central Market

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