10 Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Goa: Breaking the Myth
There are two types of people in this world, one who consider fish to be a fruit of the ocean and the other who consider it to be meat. The Goan cuisine is a beautiful blend of the vegetarian as well as non vegetarian food items. Although Goa is all about coconuts, spices, bananas and seafood and has several restaurants that serve the finest quality seafood, there are also a handful of pure vegetarian restaurants in Goa that serve equally lip-smacking vegetarian food. The vegetarian cuisine of Goa is definitely a must try on your next trip.
Check this list of the 10 best vegetarian restaurants in Goa:
1. Bean me up!, Anjuna
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Little difficult to locate but totally worth the trouble! This quaint little café sits pretty amidst the lush greenery of Anjuna. There is something very relaxing about having delicious food amidst the greenery around this cafe. It has also been awarded as the best vegan restaurant multiple times. Some of the top favorites here are their delicious Wood fired Pizzas and bruschettas. Their healthy drinks like Aloe Vera juice are a total hit!
Specialty - Wild burrito, Pina Colada Cheesecake
Address 1639/2, Deulvaddo, Near Anjuna Petrol Pump
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2. Eva Café, Anjuna
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This cozy little sea front café is the perfect place to chillax on lazy afternoons. The café is well decorated with cute artifacts tastefully curated by the owner. Although the presentation of the dishes is slightly towards the Indian side, this place serves delectable global cuisine.
Sipping on your favorite drink as you binge on the good food admiring the wonderful views of the sea; certainly one of the must do things in Goa!
Specialty - Shashika
Address - Prais de San Anton, North Anjuna
3. Saraya Art Café, Bardez
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Every art lovers dream come true, this beautiful café is a designed with beautiful items made with recycled products. Apart from providing a space for artists to create, share and experience art, Saraya also serves lip-smacking spread. The food is prepared with fresh vegetables grown in Saraya’s very own farm. They also have a soothing pool where you can dip your feet for the added relaxation. The peaceful and relaxed atmosphere makes dining at Saraya even more pleasurable.
Specialty - Pizza
Address - House #64, Chogm Road, Sangolda, Bardez
4. Café Tato, Margaon
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One of the oldest Vegetarian eat-outs in Goa, Café Tato understands the pulse or should we say taste-buds of its patrons very well. The ambience is simple and clean and the service is outstanding. Café Tato serves great South Indian snacks as well as north Indian snacks like Dahi Wada. Their bhaajis are an all time favorite. Wondering what to eat in Goa? This is the place you should go.
Specialty - Sukhi bhaji and Patal bhaji
Address - G5, Apna Bazar Complex, Vade Valaulikar Road, Margaon
5. Udupi Anand Sagar,Calangute
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Like its name, Udupi Anand Sagar is a sea of sumptuous vegetarian delights. It serves everything from south Indian snacks to North Indian It is also open 24/7, so if you are feeling hungry at night headover to Udupi Anand Sagar for some brilliant Sambhar, Masala Dosa and ofcourse their specialty soft and fluffy Idlis. However finding a parking spot can get difficult at peak times. Udupi Anand Sagar is one of the best vegetarian restaurants in Goa near Calangute.
Specialty - Idlis
Address - Naika Vaddo Main Road, Bardez, Calangute
6. Blue Planet Café - Agonda
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The Blue Planet Café is a relaxed cafe with an open front at an Eco resort. The wooden chairs, the surrounding greenery is invariably calming to everybody that enters this café. This award winning restaurant is a haven for Vegetarians in Goa. The minimal décor enhances the charm of the architecture of the building, which happens to be the owner’s home. The café is very popular for health food that caters to heath conscious travelers. The fresh juices, glutton free pancakes are no miss.
Specialty - Tofu Pumpkin Pie
Address - Agonda, Canacona
7. Earthen Oven, Candolim
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The Earthen Oven, a vegetarian restaurant in Candolim, Goa is a colourful North Indian Bistro in Goa. Although the place serves non vegetarian food as well, their vegetarian food is also equally delectable. The beautiful earthen ambience and th vintage Hindi songs playing in the background enhance the charm of this beautiful bistro.
Specialty - Turshe Paneer
Address - 283, Acron Palace, Fort Aguada Road, Candolim
8. Little World Café, Palolem
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This little café arguably serves the best Masala Chai ever. Don’t be fooled by the tiny entrance of the café, it leads to a colourful backyard that serves some amazing breakfast options like Grilled Sandwiches, Salads and Lemon Soda.
Specialty - Masala Chai
Address - Main Road,Opposite That Bar, Canacona, Palolem
9. Zest, Palolem
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Zest Café offers one of the best vegetarian fares that Goa has to offer. The glutton free, dairy free and sugar free cakes are a relief and a pleasant surprise the health conscious travelers. The tasty mains and healthy smoothies are refreshing. Overall the menu is extremely interesting and every item on the menu is a must try.
Specialty - Mexican Bowl
Address - Main Road, Canacona, Palolem
10. Annapurna, Vasco
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A tasty treat for Vegetarians! Apart from the usual South & North Indian food items, Annapurna also serves a unique combination of dishes such as the Manchurian Samosa as well as Thalis. Breakfast items such are also a big hit. And if you are planning your trip around Monsoon in Goa, this place is a perfect indoor restaurant to dine at!
Specialty - Medu Wada, Filter Coffee
Address - Annapurna Building, D.D.Despande Road, Vasco
11. Kudos Pizzeria, Baga
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This restaurant near Baga beach is especially famous for its delectable pizzas. The one USP of these pizzas is that on baking them in the wood fire ovens, the charcoal flavour remains intact which enhances the taste of the pizza. This restaurant serves both vegetarian as well as non vegetarian pizzas so if you are travelling with some of your non vegetarian friends, you don’t have to lock horns with them over food anymore.
Specialty - Wood Fired Pizza
Address - Baga, Calangute Road
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Which one of these is your favourite? Tell us other Veg restaurants you have gone to that can be added to the list