Punanga Nui Market

Top choice market in Avarua

Head here for fresh fruit and vegetables, fish and seafood, barbecued snacks, and stalls selling fresh bread and traditional Polynesian food. Foodie treats to discover include delicious fruit smoothies, local coffee, and the stand selling roast pork rolls with apple sauce, and delicious lemon meringue. Don’t miss trying the homemade ginger lemonade either.

Hunt down local delicacies including ika mata (raw fish marinated in lime and coconut), rukau (steamed taro leaves), poke (banana with arrowroot and coconut) and mitiore (fermented coconut with onion and seafood). Also good are firi firi, Tahitian-style doughnuts with chocolate filling, and 100% organic artisan bread is available from ‘Varaua mata, e te Miti, Vai’. There’s also sourdough, croissants and wholegrain bread, and locally made dips, sauces and chutneys.

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