When traveling in Fiji you can choose to eat where you are staying or venture out. Living in the Fiji is the same. You can eat at home or head out to a restaurant. The choice of supermarket has increased ten-fold in the last decade.
The fresh food markets in Suva and Namaka (Nadi) have excellent fruit and vegetables. If you are doing a tour in your new country we can recommend when to go to the market & when to avoid it! When I first moved here I loved the hustle and bustle of Saturday, but now I prefer to go when the vegetables have just arrived, but the crowds have not.
Oliver Scarf from Nanuku Auberge Resort recently wrote an article on food in Fiji. He has some good tips and recommends places to eat. Click here to read the article. This article is fairly recent so not much has changed on restaurants. To get the latest “hot spot” for eating or shopping I will be able to keep you up to date.
Shopping in Fiji
When you book for Orientation in your new city I will personalise your tour This will help you find all the hidden gems that will help you settle in and feel at home in Fiji. Knowing things like gluten free options or where to buy a cake topper make shopping a lot faster. Some people like to focus on speciality shops others try to get everything under one roof.
The Indian influence on food in Fiji means we have access to some delicious curries. Excellent cooking courses, restaurants, Hindi language and legumes to enrich our lives. I have a couple of favourite places to buy lentils and spices. I can definitely include these on our tour.
Shopping for food in Fiji does not have the range that Tesco or Woolworths in developed nations. Often to get the best of everything you will have to combine some ordered food (like fish delivered to your house) specialty shops for imported goods and a supermarket for the staples. There are definitely places I would not recommend!