Goa – the pint-sized land of sun, sand and spices. Whether you’re going there for the first time, or are a frequent visitor, the beaches and laid back tropical vibe make for a perfectly blissful experience. Goa is the party capital of India, and high on everyone’s list of Christmas and New Year vacation destinations. A distinct cultural landscape and an exquisite indigenous cuisine make Goa rank high on food trail lists too. If you’re thinking of visiting Goa this time of the year, and wondering where to head to for sampling some splendid local (and other) fare, we’ve curated a guide for a fun Goa food trail.
Breakfast: Citrus Café, Lemon Tree Amarante
Citrus Café does a full power buffet breakfast that has tonnes of variety. From South Indian Dosas and Idlis (With a zingy sambhar), to Pancakes and Waffles – they really do have variety. It’s the perfect breakfast to kickstart your day. They have a wonderful buffet breakfast that you must make your way towards.
Head to Lemon Tree Amarante Beach Resort, Candolim, Goa
Cost: INR 1,200 for two
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Lunch: Sea food At Vagatore’s Shacks
Vagatore beach is adjoining the famous Anjuna beach in North Goa and has a distinctly laid back vibe that you will love if you’re looking to unwind away from the stressful big city life. Try Fish Tail Shack, for its awesome, fresh and flavoursome sea food. We recommend the King Prawn Platter and Goan Fish Curry (Because when in Goa, don’t miss the local flavours). You could also head to the next-door Kumar’s Shack, for its Prawn Spring Rolls and Chicken Club Sandwich. High on taste, low on price.
Head to Vagatore Beach, North Goa
Cost: INR 600 for two
Dinner: Tuscany Gardens, Candolim
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Tuscany Gardens in Candolim opened its doors in 2007 and is a family run restaurant. It is the perfect place to eat when you’re full of curries, or crave a perfectly done thin crust pizza and al dente pasta. We highly recommend their Risotto con Pollo (with cubes of chicken breast and red peppers), and their Spaghetti al Gamberi (Prawns and chillies sautéed in spicy tomato sauce) is simply the best. From their extensive Pizzeria section, we recommend Pepperoni and Pollo Tricolore (Chicken, red & yellow peppers and green chillies). This is the best way to end this gastronomical Goa food trail.
Head to Candolim (Near Kingfisher Villa), Goa
Cost: INR 1,000 for two
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