Simonia’s traditional flavours have enticed NRI Goans for decades

Evelyn Siqueira

TICKS ALL THE BOXES

When it comes to local sweets and savouries, NRI Goans from North Goa know that Simonia’s is a winner, not only for their traditional flavours, but also for the shelf life of their products.

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60 YEARS & COUNTING

Started in 1963 by Joao Cardozo along with his mother, Simonia, it didn’t take long for Simonia’s to become a household name in Bardez.

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OLD FASHIONED FLAVOURS

Currently, Simonia’s Bakery has outlets in Candolim, Porvorim and Mapusa, where customers can enjoy a range of typical Goan snacks such as patties, croquettes and more.

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NEED TO KNOW

Simonia’s is also one of few places in Goa, where a traditional sweet, called doce bhaji,  is still sold.

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MOVING WITH THE TIMES

In keeping up with the times, a wide range of modern snack options such as pies, rum balls, Shrewsbury biscuits, cookies, plum cakes, tarts and pastries have been added to the list of delights available at the store.

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TOP PICKS

The bakery’s bebinca, dodol and doce can best be described as melt-in-the-mouth delicious, and are highly sought-after by tourists and NRI Goans. Batica, boll  and pinagr are also popular buys.

Goa | Mapusa | Simonia's | Candolim | Porvorim |traditional sweets | bebinca | Photo: Evelyn Siqueira

FLYING OFF THE SHELVES

Sweet buns and dinner rolls are among the hottest sellers in all of Simonia’s outlets, and taste heavenly eaten warm, slathered with butter.

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