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Port Louis: Street Food Tour

Product ID: 229797
Discover the streets of Port Louis, learn about its history and experience its culture, all through local Mauritian street food. To know Mauritius, you must taste Mauritius!
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English, French
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Taste the delicious local street food of Mauritius
  • Discover the hidden spots of the capital that only locals know about
  • Learn about the history of Mauritius and how the different cultures have influenced the local food
  • Experience the colourful and bustling Port Louis local market
  • Meet food vendors and hear their stories
Full description
Discover the sights and tastes of Port Louis through a guided street food tour. Let your guide lead you through the bustling streets to some of the authentic food stops of the capital. 

Starting at the Caudan Waterfront, head into the heart of the city by foot to explore its hidden corners and local food stops. From Indo-Mauritian "faratas" (fried dough bread) served with Creole "rougaille" (a rich tomato-based dish), to Sino-Mauritian "boulettes" (dumplings) and Franco-Mauritian pastries, discover the Mauritian cultures by tasting their local delicacies. Indulge in approximately eight sensational tastings. 

Along the way, explore the real Port Louis: the old buildings and the stories they have to tell, the Company Gardens with their majestic hanging Banyan trees, the busy market full of colours, voices and flavours, and China Town and its will to preserve its culture. Join this three-hour walking food tour and satisfy your appetite for food, history and culture.
Includes
  • All food tastings (approx. 8 tastings)
  • A bottle of water
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

In front of the casino, opposite Café LUX at the Caudan Waterfront, Port Louis.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
  • Rain gear
  • Comfortable clothes
Know before you go
• This tour covers a distance of just under 4km by foot
• This tour does not cater to vegan or gluten-free diets
• Poor weather does not warrant a cancellation, unless a specific warning has been issued by the authorities
• This tour is possible for people with limited mobility, but it is not recommended
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 19 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Great tour with very nice guides. Pickup worked perfectly. We really got a glimpse into the culinary world that you would never see. The history of the city and the different dishes were very interesting. We were also informed about all exotic fruits on the large market. We were able to try a lot and it all tasted very good. Can only recommend the tour.

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February 14, 2020

luckily we had skipped breakfast, it was super tasty, across town, hearty, Asian-style, sweet (Arabic-style?), fruity (brilliant pineapple on a stick!), juice, everything included and more than enough ... since we were still there Had 2 days in the city, we remembered some spots and returned there every day .... unfortunately we couldn't find the great "pattisserie" anymore

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February 1, 2020

Food-heaven on Mauritius

I really enjoyed this great foodie tour through Port Louis! We had everything Mauritian cuisine has to offer: wonderful Indian dholpuri, special Chinese dumplings and dessert, a trip through the Central Market to soak up the colours and a fantastic little bakery among other things. All was presented with enormous flair and passion. Our two guides were very knowledgeable about local history and the food and both extremely friendly. True professionals. The time passed very quickly. By the end I was quite full too, so I would recommend that people pace themselves with the eating.

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September 8, 2019

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Taste Buddies Ltd

Product ID: 229797