Takeaways are a big part of the lifestyle here in Seychelles. Seychellois often eat them every day, sometimes for lunch and dinner. With many people having a six-day working week and lots of people having to have two jobs, Creole takeaways provide a time-saving and relatively cheap source of food.
Creole takeaways typically serve very traditional food such as curries and grilled fish. Mostly these are seafood but you’ll also find chicken, pork and beef and even bat.
There is also starting to be an increase in more Western type takeaways with food like pizzas, fried chicken and burgers being served. These are becoming hugely popular in Seychelles.
Expect meal prices to range between SCR40 (US$3) and SCR70 (US$5) across all types of takeaways. The portions are always huge, too.
You will often see Seychellois with Styrofoam takeaway boxes. The Seychelles Government has an initiative to help takeaway owners who are wishing to import bio-degradable boxes as opposed to the cheaper but environmentally unfriendly Styrofoam alternatives. VAT will be removed from bio-degradable boxes to help reduce costs.
We are sharing the best street food stalls with you, so you can get a real taste of local Seychellois food for great prices.
Jules Take Away
You’ll find Creole classics on the menu like coconut crab curry, smoked fish salad, BBQ pork and grilled fish of all kinds. Jules Take Away is in Cascade on Mahé, near to the international airport. Open for lunch and dinner, Jules Take Away is notable for being the first takeaway in the Seychelles to switch to biodegradable boxes. They even have their own website where they post the menu for the day. You can email your request before 10:30am and you can phone your order before 11am.
The Copper Pot is an Indian takeaway spot close to the petrol station in Beau Vallon. While obviously this is an Indian takeaway as opposed to a Creole takeaway, there is a huge Indian community here and Indian food is hugely popular. Here, the average menu price is approximately SCR50 (US$3.70). You’ll find vegetarian and non-vegetarian options available and biriyanis are their specialties. There is a full selection of side dishes available, including parathas, pakoras and samosas.
You’ll find Coco Rouge in Baie St Anne on Praslin. Coco Rouge is the most popular takeaway on Praslin and is named after the coconuts you find growing everywhere here. It is always busy with locals and tourists alike. You can choose the takeaway option or they also have a sit-down restaurant. You’ll always find the Creole classics served here and it’s also one of the spots where you can often find bat curry — a must-try local speciality. On Fridays and Saturdays they do a fantastic barbecue with various grilled meats. The barbecue pork is definitely worth a taste.
Definitely the best takeaway place on La Digue is Gala Takeaway. Take a left after the Barclays bank and you’ll find it. If you reach Zerof Guest House, you’ve gone too far. It is a bright yellow house though, so its not so easy to miss. The takeaway is also right near the Veuve Reserve, a reserve for the endemic Seychelles black paradise flycatcher bird. It is well worth a walk around.