From the coast of Konkan, Goa is the main tourist attraction in India. And so are its elegant resorts and hotels. But there aren’t too many people talking about Goa street food, which is as
From the coast of Konkan, Goa is the main tourist attraction in India. And so are its elegant resorts and hotels. But there aren’t too many people talking about Goa street food, which is as exciting as traditional Goan delicacies. The fact that Goa was long under Portuguese rule can still be seen in food and cuisine. The Hindu and Goan Catholics of Konkan have developed Goan dishes over the years, and the high use of coconut oil in these dishes is a notable feature. Fish, vinegar, pork, and beef are the most important ingredients in Goa. However, meat streets, chicken, and roast beef can be found in random places on Goan roads and are definitely the attention of the locals. Going deeper into the range of street food offers Goan-sausage burgers, roast fish, and chicken coffee (spicy grilled chicken) to satisfy your taste buds. Panjim Church Square, Miramar Beach, St. Cruise, Margao and Vasco and Mapusa make them join local stands. Let’s have a look at the seven places to enjoy the best street food when visiting Goa!
#1. Candolim – Lots of Goan Delicacies and Shirts
Generally, open every day from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Candolim Market and the adjacent street are a one-stop-shop for all local food cravings. Soon, when the big evening is told in the evening, Candolim turns into a local food paradise. In the wing of the food stalls, you can try shrimp and egg chops, guided pav, chicken dishes, and authentic Goan food – the best of Goa street food.
Where to Eat: Michael Lobo Center, King Kane and Monico Beach Shack
What’s Special: egg chop, chicken feathers, shrimp and head cook
#2. Miramar Beach – Sunset and Shawarma Are Love
The Miramar Beachfront is decorated with a similar look to the parking lot and is, of course, the main trip for all travellers going to the beach, especially in the late evening hours until it falls ultimately. The sweet aroma of Chaat and the famous Bombay Bhel Puri spread in the air, and travellers calmly get to the place because they know they will be able to win with some Goan recipes.
Where to Eat: Beachfront (nearby parking lot)
What’s Special: Chaat stands, shawarma stands, ice rink
#3. Santa Cruz – Buzzing with the Crowd at Sunset
If you are looking for some pipeline of hot food to delight at sunset, Santa Cruz is one of the places to eat in Goa. And you will definitely love it! The blue cart, lined up on the border of the Santa Cruz Church, is ready with crisp offerings. So, you may notice the local Goans standing there in a row with a round or cold roast. Save a few extra minutes, as these stands can have a waiting time of at least 15 minutes.
Where to Eat: Costa Fast Food, Umar fast food restaurant, stop outside Santa Cruz Church, playground.
What’s Special: Cutlet Pao, chilli fry and Beef Xacuti
#4. Mapusa Friday Market – The Best Street Food in Goa
Mapusa Friday Market is definitely the best place to spot street food in North Goa. The weekly market is a great place to buy household items, groceries, pottery, clothing and handicrafts. But the food market and the market area have Goa food excellence. Another place in Mapusa is the surroundings of the Alankar Theater, which is gentle with a dynamic crowd after sunset. And these street dishes are so cost-effective that your budget is under control. Chill!
Where to Eat: Alankar Food Street, shop near Rashtroli temple and Ajit tea kiosk outside Mapusa bus stand
What’s Special: Mirchi Pakoda, clam xacuti (curry), Chinese food, tandoori, cocktails and beet samosas
#5. Panaji Market – Lots of Offers to Choose From
Panjim Market is the central refuge for anyone who wants to enjoy the best local Goa food. The Panaji market has a lot to offer, from spice markets to local shops with handicrafts and artefacts. But the highlight of the Goan recipe here is dried fish and a variety of seafood. Tandoori items can also be spotted at casual food stalls across the street at Caculo Mall. Panjim is a place to enjoy a wide range of Goan recipes.
Where to Eat: Bhaji & Vada Pav Basket outside Caculo Mall, Haji Ali Chicken Shawarma
What’s Special: Regular Shawarma, seafood like kingfish, pomfret, squid, mackerel, mussels, oysters, crabs and tiger prawns and cashews, Ros Omepe Sandeep Gaddo.
#6. Anjuna Flea Market – In This Colorful Chaos
Hidden in the deep embrace of the Anjuna flea market are many grocery kiosks that are still a hotspot for Goa street food. So, while you’re planning to explore the incredible market where you can buy clothes and souvenirs, you will actually be able to fill up with a stand and enjoy the best food on the streets of Goa.
#7. Food Trucks – Food on the Move!
Assagao, Don Paula, Anjuna and Bandoda are the hottest spots to find these popular food trucks in Goa. These trucks make them the most popular places for local Goan delicacies. These trucks start installing from. 5:30 in the evening and serve until evening.
Popular Food Trucks in Goa: Maruti food truck – Anjuna, Pinto food truck – Ponda, Jerry food truck – Bambolim, Goan food truck – Cansaulim, Antojitos – Panjim and Joseph Noronha – Anjuna
Special: Beef, pork burger, pork chop, beef steak, Sorpotel and sausage bread
Dear foodies! If you are already preparing for a party, don’t forget to try the street food in Goa, which you could find at the most popular party places…