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8 Things to Do in Suva for Foodies

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Food Activities in Suva

If discovering the world’s culinary delights is a hobby of yours then you are in the right place. Suva is a bustling hub of the South Pacific, bringing together an interesting blend of foodie experiences from across the islands, as well as India, China, Europe and more! This list of things to do in Suva for foodies will give you the highlights of food in Suva.

While you’re here, check out The Foodie Guide to Suva. Plus, bookmark The Complete Guide to Food in Fiji for even more tips!

1. Visit the Municipal Market

Being the largest hub for the South Pacific islands, Suva’s Municipal Market gives visitors a chance to see one of the largest arrays of fruit and vegetables for sale in the South Pacific! You’re bound to find all sorts of weird and wonderful tropical fruit and vegetables that you’ve never eaten or cooked with before. The sellers are super friendly and will be happy to discuss ways to prepare the food. If you’re staying in self-catering accommodation, like the ones we suggest in 10 Accommodation in Suva for Foodies, then complete the experience by purchasing some Fijian produce to spruce up for dinner!

Location: Usher Street at Rodwell Road

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2. Try Some Fijian Food at the Old Mill Cottage

In such a multi-national city, seeking out authentic Fijian-style dishes is a bit of a mission but not impossible. Get yourself a table at the Old Mill Cottage to not only try many of the dishes that we list in 10 Unique Foods in Fiji You Have to Try but enjoy the timber cottage setting. Relaxing in the outdoor seating area while sampling kokoda is just magical!

Location: Carnarvon Street

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3. Take a Cooking Class

Get some hands-on experience and meet like-minded people at a cooking class in Suva. For instance, Ruby’s Masterclass teaches students how to cook superb Indo-Fijian dishes. Join in for a one-off day or evening class, or learn how to cook around 20 Indian dishes in six weeks.

Location: Queen Elizabeth Drive

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4. Get Up Early for the Suva Fish Market

Another market well worth discovering is the Suva Fish Market on Saturday mornings. Browse an array of fresh tropical fish and mingle with the locals. Fish is a staple of the Fijian diet so buying a fish and preparing it for dinner is a real Fijian culinary experience.

Location: Waterfront between Stinson Parade Road and Scott Street

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5. Sample Something Spicy at the Suva Curry Houses

With a huge population of Indo-Fijians in Suva, trying the food from the curry houses is a must! It’s probably going to be one of your most affordable meals to try too, as Fiji curry houses are notoriously cheap. There are really a lot of curry houses to choose from, but we suggest Singh’s Curry House (Gordon Street), Maya Dhaba (Victoria Parade), Govinda’s Vegetarian Restaurant (Cumming Street) and Ashiyana (Victoria Parade).

Check out Guide to the Best Eats & Restaurants in Suva for more recommendations.

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6. Try a Different “Dining Experience”

There are a few eateries in Suva that are famous not just for their food but for their dining experience. We’re thinking about Tiko’s Floating Restaurant, which is a restaurant on a boat, or Governor’s, Fiji’s only museum-themed cafe!

Location: Tiko’s Floating Restaurant, Stinson Parade & Governor’s, Knolly Street

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7. Try Fine Dining in Suva

If you’re looking for something extra special, try a fine dining experience at the Grand Pacific Hotel. The historic hotel has hosted state representatives from all over the world throughout the years on their visit to the capital of Fiji and provides some of the best fine dining in Suva. The hotel has multiple dining options, but the finest would have to the Prince Albert Restaurant & Terrace.

Location: Victoria Parade

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8. Scout Out the Cheap Eats

One of our favourite things to do in a new city is to find some of the best food for the best prices. That’s not exactly difficult in Suva, where you can feast like a kind for under FJ$10! Check out our guide to the Top Cheap Eats in Suva for our recommendations.

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[CLOSED] Get a Health Kick at Highland Natural

There’s definitely something in Suva for vegetarians and vegans, and one of your best options is Highland Natural. The vegan cafe serves healthy juices, smoothies, sandwiches, wraps and sweet treats. They are open 9am-5pm. Check out our 5 Vegetarian Restaurants in Suva for more vegan and vegetarian recommendations.

Location: Victoria Parade

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Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of Fiji Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in the South Pacific over 10 years ago with nothing but a backpack and a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to explore a paradise such as Fiji. She knows the islands inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience Fiji’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides.

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