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7 Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Goa That Serve Unique Food

Goa, the coastal jewel, is very famous for its seafood. Although most of the tourists and locals consume meat on daily basis, there are a lot of vegans out here too. With an increase in the number of Yoga and Ayurvedic retreats in Goa, the number of veg restaurants has also shot up subsequently. So, people who are pure vegetarians or those looking out for a complete detox have nothing to worry about. Vegetarians, Get ready to be spoiled for choice! Here’s a list of the best veg restaurants in Goa: 

1. Navtara Pure Veg Restaurant

Navtara is a famous chain of vegetarian restaurants in Goa which started out in Panjim and later spread to 4 more cities across the state. With a wide range of South Indian, North-Indian, Continental cuisines along with the fast food sections in their menu, they get quite a crowd throughout the day. Delicious food, quick service and simple amenities make Navtara as every vegetarian’s ideal destination.

Our recommends: Idli Chilli Fry, Navtara Special Thali and Puri Bhaji

Meal for Two: Rs. 800

Location: 5 locations in Goa – Panjim, Margao, Mapusa, Porvorim and Calangute

Timings: 8 am – 10.30 pm

Contact Number: 0832-2220206 (Panjim)

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2. Bhojan, Panjim 

Gujarati and Rajasthani cuisines are the first two things that strike a chord, when you think of vegetarian food in India. Bhojan, a part of Fidalgo’s Food Enclave, offers the best Gujarati/Marwari thali in town. Each thali has more than 30 delicious assortments made with the authentic recipes passed down for generations since the rule of Maharajas over there. With a modern yet classy interiors and prompt services by the staff, its surely a royal experience altogether.

Meal for two: Rs. 700

Location: Hotel Fidalgo, 18th June Road, Panaji, Goa

Timings: 12 pm – 3 pm & 7 pm – 11 pm

Contact Number: 0832-2226291

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3. Bean Me Up, Anjuna

Bean Me Up is a seasonal restaurant (Open from Nov-Jun) that serves wholesome vegan and organic options. Located in Anjuna, this restaurant has a backdrop of “Jungle Garden” that gives its visitors a cool and breezy ambience to dine in. They also have separate retreat area right under the trees to practice Yoga and meditation. The Tofu and Seitan preparations at Bean Me Up can give  meat-based dishes a run for their money.

Our recommends: Tofu Tempeh, Homemade Ravioli & Mediterranean salads 

Meal for Two: Rs. 800

Location: 1639/2, Deulvaddo, Near AnjunaPetrol Pump, Anjuna

Timings: 8 am – 11 pm

Contact Number: 7769095356


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4. Saraya Art Cafe, Sangolda 

After a long, tiring day, Saraya is one of the best places to unwind and rejuvenate yourself with some mind-blowing vegetarian pizzas and fresh juices. With the art, food and living in rhythm with nature, this Cafe lifts up your mood instantly with its thoughtfully-designed interiors. The Peach and Apple strudel served with honey and dollops of vanilla ice cream at Saraya, should not be missed by anyone having a sweet tooth.

Our recommends: Veg Falafel, Strudel, Wood-fired Pizzas

Meal for Two: Rs. 600

Location: Saraya House, Chogm Road, Penha de Franca, Sangolda.

Timings: 12 pm – 4 pm & 7 pm – 11 pm ; Closed on Wednesdays

Contact Number: 8888926811


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5. Jalsa, Arpora 

Yet another restaurant in North Goa specialises in Gujarati, Rajasthani and Jain thalis. Jalsa meaning ‘celebrations’ is an all-veg restaurant housed by Resort Rio in Arpora. The main highlights of this place are its Chef’s special desserts and Dal Bhati Churma, which has no competition elsewhere in Goa. They also serve a ‘Jalsa’ Thali which is a mix of the two royal cuisines.

Our recommends: The Royal Thali, Malpua and Dal Bhati Churma

Meal for Two: Rs. 800

Location: Tambudki, Arpora, Bardez

Timings: 12:30 pm – 3 pm & 7:30 pm – 11 pm

Contact Number: 0832-226 7300

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6. Legacy of Bombay, Panjim

As the name suggests, this pure veg. restaurant  features the best of Bombay street food. Other than that it also serves South and North Indian savouries like chole bhature and parathas. Located in the premises of Hotel Fidalgo, Legacy of Bombay has an alluring ambience with large bay windows overlooking the bustling city of Panjim. 

Our recommends: Pakoda Kadi, Pav Bhaji, Aloo Bhajia 

Meal for Two: Rs. 700

Location: Hotel Fidalgo, 18th June Road, Panaji, Goa

Timings: 7 am – 11 pm

Contact Number: 09545554244


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7. Blue Planet Cafe, Agonda 

Presenting a fusion of the East and the West, Blue Planet Cafe prides in using fresh, local, high quality produce. The simple and rustic decor coupled with the scenic view of the paddy fields and hills makes it a haven for those wanting a break from the hustle and bustle of city life. Their extensive menu has everything ranging from salads, soups, spreads, juices, smoothies, teas to luscious desserts to end your meal with.

Our recommends: Tofu Steak, Power juice, Spinach Lasagna

Meal for Two: Rs. 1,200

Location: Agonda, Near Palolem, Canacona, Goa

Timings: 9:30 am to 3 pm & 6 pm to 9 pm

Contact Number: 08322647448


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 That’s all for now, folks! Give us a big thumbs up if you liked our post. Also, If you have more restaurants in mind, then comment below and help us suggest the best of all!

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