Central Market Port Louis


The Central Market in Port Louis is a bustling and lively place where you can find a wide range of fruits and vegetables, meat, and other local products. It is located in the city center and is a popular destination for both tourists and locals.

Fruits and vegetables at the market in Port Louis
Fruits and vegetables at the market in Port Louis

Inside the market, you will find a maze of stalls and vendors, offering a truly wide range of products. Traders are used to tourists visiting the market, so prices here are slightly higher than, for example, at the market in Curepipe or at the market in Quatre Bornes.

Herbs at the market in Port Louis
Herbs at the market in Port Louis

The market consists of several halls, with the main one offering mainly fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices. If you come to Mauritius during the lychee season, I recommend buying this exotic fruit, as well as mangoes or pineapples. The fruit on the island is excellent, with a taste several classes better than those that have to travel halfway around the world to reach us.

Lemons and limes at the market in Port Louis
Lemons and limes at the market in Port Louis

Fruit and vegetable vendors constantly refresh their produce with drops of water, so they do not dry out even in the local hot climate.

Tofu and noodles at the market in Port Louis
Tofu and noodles at the market in Port Louis

In the main hall, you can also buy tofu or fresh egg noodles, which small bistro owners use to prepare their dishes – such as the popular fried noodles.

Coconut nuts at the market in Port Louis
Coconut nuts at the market in Port Louis

Coconuts grow all over the island, and you can try both young green coconuts and these peeled coconut nuts. The price for one piece is below 1 EUR.

Exotic vegetables at the market in Port Louis
Exotic vegetables at the market in Port Louis

I saw many types of vegetables here for the first time. If you can add the names in the comments, I will be happy.

Meat hall at Port Louis market
Meat hall at Port Louis market

There are also separate halls for meat and fish at the market. Although they are located right next to the main hall with fruits and vegetables, you will hardly find any tourists here. The unpleasant odor that permeates the halls can deter visitors.

Meat hall at Port Louis market
Meat hall at Port Louis market

However, if you can manage to block your nose, you will have a view of local fish, beef, and chicken meat sellers.

Meat hall at Port Louis market
Meat hall at Port Louis market

Visiting the central market in Port Louis is an experience I recommend not to miss when traveling to Mauritius. There is also another separate building at the market, where small bistros offer excellent Mauritian food. You can also taste the popular alouda drink here.

Happy shopping!

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