For more than a century, this cacophonous public market has been the place to go for farm-fresh fruit and produce, spices, condiments, flowers, and more. It's a colorfully scruffy spot, with stalls and carts laden with fresh tropical fruits and vegetables. (You can also find a homogenous array of touristy trinkets and tchotchkes, most not made on-island.) This is a good place to stock up on fresh spices (cocoa sticks, vanilla essence), condiments like St. Lucia's famed banana ketchup, and delicious homemade hot (pepper) sauces. It's open every day but Sunday, but really bustles on Friday and Saturday.
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A block from Columbus Square along Peynier St., Castries
Our Rating Neighborhood Castries Hours Mon–Sat 8:30am–12:30pm and 1:30–4:30pm Web site Castries Market