Goa for Vegetarians: 10 Great Options

While most people think Goa caters only to meat lovers, there is much to explore when it comes to vegetarian cuisine. Here are 10 great restaurants that offer you a hearty veggie meal:

1. Bean Me Up, Anjuna

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Tibetan flags, multi-colored lamps, and trees welcome you as you enter Bean Me Up. Known for its live music and great American food, Bean Me Up has been serving top-quality vegetarian and vegan food since over a decade. This restaurant is ideal for group outings, because the portions size of pizzas, pastas, and hummus are quite generous.

2. Prana Café, Arambol

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Located right across Arambol beach, Prana Café provides the perfect comfort zone for artists. Its low seating arrangement coupled with myriad paintings and decorative elements create a very relaxed ambience. This café combines aspects of Goan food with the flavors of international cuisines. Prana Café also serves up quite a few vegan dishes, which you may enjoy while reading a book from its library.

3. Bhojan – Fidalgo, Panaji

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True food lovers in India love thalis, not only for the sheer amount of food there is to eat, but also the different types of dishes available to try. Nothing comes quite close to the satisfaction of relishing every morsel of food in your thali. The Bhojan restaurant caters to this love of food with its vegetarian thalis at reasonable prices. Its most popular meal is the Gujarati thali, with its sweet-and-sour Gujarati kadhi, as well as the samosa farsan and chhaas. On Sunday evenings, Bhojan also offers puran poli, a type of sweet roti. Book Hotel Fidalgo, Goa for a comfortable stay and some exotic dining experiences.

4. Saraya Art Café, Bardez

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If pizza is what you are craving, head over to Saraya Art Café in Bardez. Part of the experience of eating at this eco-friendly restaurant is watching your pizza bake in a little mud oven. It has an exhaustive menu and offers a variety of local and exotic toppings. For the health-conscious, this café also offers herbal teas and juices.

5. Chat Street, Panaji

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An inseparable part of going to the beach is eating street food. To enjoy this experience in Goa, go to Chat Street in Panjim. Tease your taste buds with its sweet-and-spicy bhel, and enjoy the crunch of its vegetarian cutlets. Hot afternoons are a perfect time to try Chat Street’s fresh fruit juices.

6. Little World, Palolem

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If you are in South Goa and looking for a healthy and satisfying breakfast with the added pleasure of warm service, Little World is the answer for you. Paintings depicting Indian mythology, colorful kettles, and string lights give this café a very bohemian vibe. Its frothy, aromatic teas are prepared with great care by one of the owners themselves, who previously ran a tea shop in Pushkar. Little World Café offer both Indian and Continental breakfast dishes. Enjoy the most delicious and healthy food at Little World, Palolem

7. Basseraa, Panaji

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Basseraa is the west coast”s answer to north India! Along with a variety of Punjabi dishes, this restaurant in Panaji also serves up delectable Sindhi specialties and tea-time snacks.

8. Eva Café, Anjuna

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Vegetarians on the lookout for a fun shack experience should go to Eva Café, where you will be served delicious bread based delicacies with an endless view of the beach. The white-and-blue interiors exude the feel of Santorini in Greece. Armed with an open kitchen, this café whips up bread-based dishes, dessert jars, as well as a variety of fruit-and-nut smoothies.

9. Blue Planet Café, Agonda

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Blue Planet Café, with its wooden interiors, chalkboard menus, and view of a paddy field, is best described as quaint. The food that it offers is stunning too, both in terms of visuals and taste. Try its fritters, salads and soups. Also worth mentioning are its tofu-based dishes. End your meal with a chocolate dessert, and a view from the balcony.

10. Copper Bowl, Calangute

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Copper Bowl in Calangute is perfect for those vegetarians who want to taste Goa”s local flavors. Stone colonnades and an open pavilion give the restaurant a grand quality. True to its name, it uses copper in its crockery and décor as well. This restaurant flavors its vegetable curries with local spices and coconut. Those with a sweet tooth are in for a sweet treat. Copper Bowl serves traditional desserts such as dodhol, a rice cake, as well as pancakes and ice-cream.

The vegetarian lifestyle has existed in India for centuries. Today, vegetarian food is no longer considered boring or limited. Your lifestyle should not stop you from going out to eat and having a great time with your loved ones. To make the most of Goa’s gastronomic delights, add these restaurants to your list today.

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