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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  • JumboJetJohnny
    Melbourne, Australia524 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Food Stalls A Highlight
    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.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 19 June 2023
  • casscats
    Christchurch, New Zealand99 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, Australia38 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 Zealand6 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
    99 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, Australia2,129 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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Wingecarribee
Canberra, Australia2,129 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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fourofuss66
Ohakune, New Zealand56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Love these markets we always shop here for our fruit and veg when stayin in Vila.
Apart from being worth the visit you're supporting the local ladies to support themselves and their families
Written 18 October 2023
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Richard W
Christchurch, New Zealand76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Pretty much went every day
Fresh fruit is mainly what we were after
Great prices and friendly local ladies (and men) to help you
Had lunch and it was only 600 vat which is awesome compared to the restaurants
Nice clean and tiday
Written 18 October 2023
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Ani C
99 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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Richard K
Melbourne, Australia56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Couples
Fantastic - colourful display of produce, flowers and people. Try the street food there it's cheap AND delicious. Especially the tuluk!
Written 30 August 2023
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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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zee
New Zealand6 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

tomatothe3rd
Melbourne, Australia38 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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casscats
Christchurch, New Zealand99 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023 • Couples
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.
Written 13 August 2023
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Traveller
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Family
The food at the markets is great way to get fresh produce and see what’s in season. There’s often a selection of cooked local foods too.

Stall owners are all very friendly and keep everything clean, organised and easy to buy.
Written 31 July 2023
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