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Why locals love it

Being the main city in Mauritius, Port Louis is the home of the largest market, where you can find fresh food items, local dishes, and various handcrafted goods that are useful to locals and serve as souvenirs for tourists. It is always crowded, even during weekdays, as many locals working in Port Louis stop by for a cheap snack.

Why you should visit it

You can find fresh meat, poultry, fish and seafood, as well as veggies, fruits and spices. You can also buy many handcrafted souvenirs and gifts, but keep in mind you must bargain all the time. It's also one of the best places for local street food.

Special tip

Walk around and try an almond alouda (milk-based drink with tapioca), a dholl puri (pea flour pancake), and a farata (wheat flour pancake).

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2 Comments

Shop the way locals do! The only way to get an authentic experience is to follow in the footsteps of those who live there. This is also a great place to try local foods and spices. I spent a good couple of hours here shopping for fruit, veg and souvenirs.
Michalah
Local
February 17, 2019
Hi, Wow, It is Port Louis has one of the largest market. I found this article about market places in Mauritius I think also includes in your article. Read and enjoy! http://allinmauritius.com/blog/an-edible-story-cheap-eats-in-mauritius
Kalai
Traveller
April 9, 2018
  • Port Louis Central Market

    Central Market, Port Louis City, Port Louis District
    Mauritius
  • Mo-Sa: 05:30-18:00
    Su: 05:30-12:00

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