During your visit to Port Louis you should under no circumstances bypass its central market, located near the bus station and two steps from Chinatown. Its building of more than 200 years old is one of the oldest on the island. The central market is covered and opens every day.
On the first floor, clothing and fabrics are the main focus, while on the ground floor, food stalls compete in colour and fragrance. Discover many exotic fruits and vegetables, as well as spices, herbs and even medicinal herbs. If you have the opportunity, don’t hesitate to try the local specialities prepared on the spot, like the mines-frites (fried noodles) or the dholl puris – a kind of Indian pancake made from yellow split pea flour and garnished with “carri” or a “rougaille”.