Taste Buddies – Authentic Food Tours
We offer guided food tours of Mauritius to discover the island’s rich history, diverse culture and authentic places – all through local Mauritian food and drinks. Taste the typical street food of Mauritius and eat at some of the best local restaurants. There are many things to do in Mauritius, but to truly know Mauritius, you must taste Mauritius.
Mauritius is a melting pot of cultures, and the local food reflects this ethnic diversity. Indian curries, Creole “rougailles”, Muslim biryanis, Chinese “boulettes” and French baguettes are proof of the culinary dynamics present on the island.
“To know Mauritius, you must taste Mauritius…”
Our Food Tours
For our first tour, we decided to showcase the island’s capital city with the Port Louis Street Food Tour. This is fitting, considering that in 2017, CNN and The Telegraph ranked Port Louis as one of the greatest cities for street food in the world .
During the Port Louis Street Food Tour, we will taste a variety of delicious Mauritian street food, see the iconic Port Louis sites and learn about the fascinating history and diverse culture of Mauritius. You will be sure to fall under the spell of that Mauritian charm.
Taste Buddies is the gateway to experience the region, its culture and its lifestyle through your taste buds.
China Town was once the most vibrant places in Port Louis. Situated between the old “white town” and the old labourers’ village, China Town welcomed all Mauritians.
During the China Town Food Tour, we will wander from the Caudan Waterfront to China Town to discover Chinese food in Mauritius. Along the way, we will stop at various local restaurants and street food vendors to taste Sino-Mauritian food. Between food stops, we will learn about how Chinese culture, traditions and food have all contributed to shaping Mauritius.
Mahebourg is one of the oldest villages on the island, dating back to as early as the Dutch period in the 17th century. The village is named after Mahé de Labourdonnais, the renown French governor of Mauritius (ex Isle de France) from 1735 to 1746. Situated in the south-east of the island, Mahebourg has managed to keep much of its authenticity.
Starting at Pointe des Régates, we will first stroll along Mahebourg’s blue lagoons, then we will head deeper into the village’s streets to discover the region through food. During the Mahebourg Village Food Tour, we will stop at various local restaurants and street food vendors to taste some local food. Between each food stop, we will discover Mauritian culture and learn about the history of the Mahebourg region.
“A truly Mauritian holiday is beyond the beach and into the heart of the island. Culture is the heart, and local food the beat that gives it life.”
Meet your Buddies – Celine & Nic
Led by curiosity and thirst for discovery, Celine and Nic have both had the privilege to travel and meet people from across the world.
Enriching travel experiences and passion for food inspired Celine and Nic to join forces and find a way to highlight the beauty and authenticity of their beloved Mauritius.
In 2017, they embarked on the exciting journey to launch the first food tour company in Mauritius – Taste Buddies.
“Let your taste buds do the work!”