Goa is the ultimate party destination, however, for non-pescetarians like me or vegetarians, staying in Goa is no short of an ordeal. So if you’re heading to Goa but are secretly worried about what you’ll eat, here’s a roundup of the best vegan restaurants that you can visit.
Where: Ozran Beach Rd, Vagator
This is one of the most famous vegan cafes in Goa that offers lip-smacking vegan food options. Their food is so delicious that even non-vegetarians thoroughly enjoy the dishes on offer. All meals are carefully prepared using organic produce. At Bean Me Up, get ready to gorge on huge servings and dishes that are different and unique. Apart from the food, you are sure to love their ambiance as the tables are arranged around trees and the entire area falls under a canopy.
Must try: Soba Cold Salad, Vegan Omelette, Buddha Bowl, Vegan Lasagna
Cost for two: ₹800
Where: Calangute - Anjuna Rd, Mazal Waddo, Anjuna
This is a quaint art cafe that is located in a bustling area of Goa but provides the tranquility of Old Goa. This cozy cafe is renowned for its instagrammable corners and the fact that it is pet-friendly! Enjoy a healthy meal at Nattis and indulge in a detox that will make your taste buds explode.
Must try: Smoothies with granola , sandwiches and burgers
Cost for two: ₹1000
Where: 614, Calangute, Baga
This is a fine dining restaurant that is ideal for a romantic lunch or dinner with your special one. Go ith the flow specialises in unique cuisines around the world, with special focus onVegan options. With live music and a stunning outdoor setting, Go With the Flow is an experience itself. Please note that the cafe is usually closed from 3:30 - 6:30, so refrain from visiting at this time.
Must try: Bruschetta, Mediterranean platter
Cost for two: Rs. 2,000
Where: Opposite Brown Bread, Palolem, Canacona
Zest cafe offers a range of dishes that are not just vegan but also gluten free. So no matter how peculiar your dietary preference is, it will be taken care of. The restaurant also offers delicious raw dishes, so if you’re in a mood to experiment with food, Zest is a must-visit.
Must try: Snickers cheesecake, raw lasagne
Cost for two: ₹1100
Where: House no. 192, Opposite Saiba Guest House, Pernem, Junos Vaddo, Mandrem
Cafe Nu is another great option if you fancy fine dining. Along with the setting and ambience, you will be surprised to see how picture-perfect the plating is. The cafe has been praised for its impeccable service, and along with its food, even its mocktails are ones you may have never tried before.
Must try: Mega Salad, Cucumber Lemonade
Cost for two: ₹1700
Where: Dumane Agoda Road, Canacona
Milly’s Place is a tiny haven tucked in Canacona that offers traditional home style Goan food. You will find authentic dishes like Goan dahl, curry potato, rice papadam. The best part is that these dishes are all Vegan! If you’re looking for an authentic Goan food experience, Milly’s is the place to go.
Must try: Chocolate and Beetroot Mud Cake
Cost for two: ₹800
Where: 882, Mazal Waddo, Anjuna, Goa
Goa’s Ark cafe specialises in vegan, Middle Eastern food. The cafe’s aesthetic natural surroundings create the perfect ambiance for a truly Goan experience. Their food is scrumptious and light with a range of food options to choose from. From falafel, burgers to even a thali, there is lots to try here. If you’re an animal lover, you will especially love this restaurant as it also doubles up as an animal farm!
Must try: Tahli salad
Cost for two: ₹2000
So forget your qualms about healthy, vegan food in Goa, visit these well-renowned vegan cafes and eat till you drop!
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