Goa is most popularly known for its seafood. And though most tourists that visit here and the locals are meat consumers, with the growth of Ayurvedic centers and Yoga in Goa, vegetarian restaurants have grown in number as well. So for the vegetarians visiting Goa, you have nothing to worry about. Here are some of the best Vegetarian restaurants in Goa:
- Blue Planet Cafe
Address: Agonda, Canacona, Goa
Blue Planet Cafe is the one stop for all the health freaks. They have both vegetarian and vegan options and is an award-winning restaurant with all ingredients organic and fresh material used in making food. What you should absolutely try are their Crispy flaxseed noodles.
- Navtara Pure Veg Restaurant
Address: Chain of restaurants in Panjim, Margao, Mapusa, Porvorim, and Calangute
This is a famous chain of vegetarian restaurants in Goa that serve Continental, South Indian and North-Indian cuisines. They serve quick and delicious vegetarian food that will give you a homely feeling. Try their Idli Chilli Fry which is to die for.
- Bean me up
Address: 1639/2, Deulvaddo, Near AnjunaPetrol Pump, Anjuna
With the incredible “Jungle” backdrop, the place has a fantastic ambiance. They have vegan options and serve food made from organic ingredients. Additionally, there’s a retreat beneath the trees to practice meditation and yoga. The highlights would be Tofu Tempeh and Mediterranean salads.
Address: Calangute – Baga Junction
This is one of the best breakfast places in Goa, popularly known for its milkshakes and English breakfast. Though the appearance doesn’t seem promising, the taste is heavenly. Their fudge brownie shake’s taste would remain on your tongue for a long while. You can also get Bebinca boxes here to take back for your friends.
- Saraya Art Cafe
Address: Saraya House, Chogm Road, Penha de Franca, Sangolda.
The well-thought-out design of the place and the art, the food just makes this cafe the best place to unwind after a tiring day. There are many options for wood-fired Pizzas and fresh juices. Don’t forget to try their Peach and apple strudel. One meal here will instantly uplift your mood.
- Jalsa, Arpora
Address: Tambudki, Arpora, Bardez
This is one of the family restaurants in North Goa known for its thalis. They have options for Gujarati, Rajasthani and even Jain Thalis. They serve a special ‘Jalsa’ thali which is a must try. The food is unbeatably delicious and the Chef has some fine desserts in store for you. The ambiance of the place just makes the dining experience better. Just remember to get a reservation if you are going in a group.
- Villa Blanche bistro
Address: 283, Badem Church Road, Socol Vaddo, Assagao
This is one beautiful place with blue walls, plants and trees and an option for outdoor seating. The ideal time to go would be for brunch as you can enjoy their Beetroot salad with strawberries and Marinated tofu with Goan rice. But the best dish would have to be the Nutella Waffles. They also have a small place where you can buy trinkets or jewelry for souvenirs. In short, you can have an authentic Goa experience here.
Some other restaurants you can try are Marbella Beach resort (Morjim), Bay 15 (Dona Paula), Joe’s River Cove (Cavelossim), Cyrus Todiwala’s River restaurant (Baga) and Festa Grand Mercure Goa shred (Candolin).Don’t worry if you can’t try the crab dishes or fish curries in Goa since there is a lot more in store for you. Soak in the sun, enjoy the beaches and have delicious food served to you in these restaurants.