Port Vila Market
Port Vila Market
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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  • casscats
    Christchurch, New Zealand100 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Produce Market
    Great market, lovely fresh produce and good prices. We stayed where we could self-cater if we wished, and it was great to have fresh food to use. A plus was the welcoming people who ran the stalls - miles of smiles.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 August 2023
  • tomatothe3rd
    Melbourne, Australia57 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place for a meal and some fresh produce
    We only stayed in Vanuatu for a week but visited the market several times. Whilst recent cyclones have limited the amount of fresh fruit available, there are still plenty of vegetables, and you can get herbs, wild raspberries, coconuts and bananas. The food was delicious, you can just ask the people cooking what dishes they have on offer and take your pick, a plate with a curry/stew, rice, cassava and salad is 500-600VT. Each stall has its own table where they offer some condiments to go with the meal - the tiny chillies (pickled or fresh) add a nice kick to the dish!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 14 August 2023
  • zee
    New Zealand10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great market :)
    Definitely go along to support the locals and by some produce. They sell fresh coconuts, fresh veges and a great place to find a cheap lunch. Worth taking a look and located in the middle of town.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 27 August 2023
  • Paul Jacob J
    Brussels, Belgium24 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    nICE
    We walked past it to have a look at the markets. And full respect for the locals, to try to buy food from them instead of the corporates and i'd recommend. They offer a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, and if you go to the side where it's closer to the water, they offer prepped meals which was a big one, as everyone was standing in the line + they offer haircut services :D
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 28 August 2023
  • Ani C
    418 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must visit
    Great place to buy fruit and veg. Can't get fresher. Plus flowers veggie chips etc. Food section at back large servings for really cheap price. Real local fare. Curries, fish meat stews with cassava etc. All friendly and just remember to bring your bag.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 17 October 2023
  • Wingecarribee
    Canberra, Australia2,313 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wander the markets, enjoy lunch
    Not to be missed. Wander through this colourful, vibrant fresh produce market. See the local fruit, vegetables and flowers. Buy some fresh fruit to take back to the hotel or for a day trip. And on the bay promenade side there are little food stalls cooking to order some hearty meals at a great standard low price. I enjoyed several lunches here. There is a limited selection but they were all tasty, and a treat to eat the local produce at the markets. Tried the beef brisket, beef steak, beef curry and fish curry. All the meals I had were served with rice, root vegetables and salad. Being a country of islands I expected the seafood to be always good but in Vanuatu the beef is special and I often found it to be more reliable (i.e. the fish I had at two places was rather hard/rubbery/bland but there are seafood restaurants where it would be better). These wonderful markets are also a place to meet and talk to locals.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 5 December 2023
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Dr Les
Tamworth, Australia316 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Business
What a fabulous way to try local cuisine. Each time we have been to the markets we have eaten at a different stall for lunch, trying fish, chicken and meat dishes.
All meals are 500 Vatu and are served with rice, salad, a huge smile, and cassava.
Have a wander around the fresh food market. Coconuts opened by the seller after purchase for juice are between 100-150Vatu. Great value and delicious.
Food served until around 1330 hours.
Highly recommended.
Written 20 August 2022
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tomatothe3rd
Melbourne, Australia57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
We only stayed in Vanuatu for a week but visited the market several times. Whilst recent cyclones have limited the amount of fresh fruit available, there are still plenty of vegetables, and you can get herbs, wild raspberries, coconuts and bananas. The food was delicious, you can just ask the people cooking what dishes they have on offer and take your pick, a plate with a curry/stew, rice, cassava and salad is 500-600VT. Each stall has its own table where they offer some condiments to go with the meal - the tiny chillies (pickled or fresh) add a nice kick to the dish!
Written 15 August 2023
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Wingecarribee
Canberra, Australia2,313 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Not to be missed. Wander through this colourful, vibrant fresh produce market. See the local fruit, vegetables and flowers. Buy some fresh fruit to take back to the hotel or for a day trip. And on the bay promenade side there are little food stalls cooking to order some hearty meals at a great standard low price. I enjoyed several lunches here. There is a limited selection but they were all tasty, and a treat to eat the local produce at the markets. Tried the beef brisket, beef steak, beef curry and fish curry. All the meals I had were served with rice, root vegetables and salad. Being a country of islands I expected the seafood to be always good but in Vanuatu the beef is special and I often found it to be more reliable (i.e. the fish I had at two places was rather hard/rubbery/bland but there are seafood restaurants where it would be better). These wonderful markets are also a place to meet and talk to locals.
Written 6 December 2023
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zee
New Zealand10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
Definitely go along to support the locals and by some produce. They sell fresh coconuts, fresh veges and a great place to find a cheap lunch. Worth taking a look and located in the middle of town.
Written 27 August 2023
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SueH
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
I have been to Vanuatu a few times and the Port Vila market is a place I always look forward to buying fresh fruit and veggies. It is a constant with great produce, the best flowers and also now a plant section with interesting items.

I am glad the market is now safer for the women vendors with better lighting, security systems in place and it is more hygienic and seems a nicer place to be. Markets are a way that women contribute so much to the local economy and to their families so supporting it is really important.
Cooked peanuts in the shell, fresh papaya, fresh cucumbers and of course bananas have to have.
And a meal at the market cafe is delicious. It is unpretentious but good quality delicious local kai.
Written 1 August 2022
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Paul Jacob J
Brussels, Belgium24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
We walked past it to have a look at the markets. And full respect for the locals, to try to buy food from them instead of the corporates and i'd recommend. They offer a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, and if you go to the side where it's closer to the water, they offer prepped meals which was a big one, as everyone was standing in the line + they offer haircut services :D
Written 28 August 2023
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KettsOnTour
Albion Park, Australia246 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
Great way to see and try the local fresh produce. We had lunch at the local food stalls at the far end of the markets, 500vt for a huge feed. We had local caught poulet fish and a beef curry, both served with rice, vegis and salad.
Written 14 September 2022
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JumboJetJohnny
Melbourne, Australia617 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
Centrally located on the water’s edge, the Port Vila market is the buzzing centre of the downtown area. The fruit and vegetables are fresh and the vendors are friendly and helpful. Street food is available from the food stalls which offer seafood, chicken, beef and veggies. The value is good - prices are cheap.
Written 19 June 2023
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Ani C
418 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Great place to buy fruit and veg. Can't get fresher. Plus flowers veggie chips etc. Food section at back large servings for really cheap price. Real local fare. Curries, fish meat stews with cassava etc.
All friendly and just remember to bring your bag.
Written 17 October 2023
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Dr Les
Tamworth, Australia316 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
These markets are amazing. Each stall sells fresh fruit, seafood or trinkets. Open 24 hours Monday to Saturday. The ladies and children sleep under the stall tables.
You can grab a freshly cooked meal at one of the stalls. We had fresh fish steaks which were delicious. 500vt a meal. The ladies were lovely and were happy to describe some of the more unusual foods available.
Flys were friendly but all part of the experience. Well worth a visit to support the locals.
Written 23 February 2020
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