10 Awesome vegetarian restaurants in Goa that you should visit

While Goa’s meat delicacies are to-die-for, the state is also dotted with popular eateries which have been serving vegetarian fare to happy customers for ages.
10 Awesome vegetarian restaurants in Goa that you should visit
Goa might be famed for its fiery meat dishes, but there's no dearth of vegetarian options, eitherGomantak Times

As a tourist destination, Goa has plenty to offer visitors to the state – from beautiful beaches to fabulous food. Goa’s cuisine is a delectable mélange of Indian and Portuguese flavours that never fail to please the palate.

From Sorpotel to Cafreal, Goa is a paradise for non-vegetarians. But, what about vegetarians? Well, they need not fear because the state abounds in restaurants and cafes that cater, specifically to vegetarians and even vegans. Here are just a few options to try out if non-veg fare is not your cup of tea.

1. CAFE BHONSLE, Panjim

This vegetarian restaurant serves a tempting array of Goan, North Indian and Chinese dishes.

WHERE: Near National Theater, Panjim

RATES (for two): Approx ₹ 300

CONTACT: 0832-2222260

Cafe Bhonsle is located in the heart of Panjim
Cafe Bhonsle is located in the heart of PanjimGomantak Times

2. BLUE PLANET CAFÉ, Canacona

This café serves a good selection of vegetarian food and several vegan alternatives, with a mix of Indian and international dishes. The extensive menu has everything, including salads, soups, spreads, juices, smoothies, desserts, vegan cakes, pies, juices, shakes and teas. The Tofu Steak, Power juice and Spinach Lasagna are worth trying.

WHERE: Canacona

RATES (for two): Approx ₹ 1,200

CONTACT: 0832-2647448

Blue Planet Cafe, in Canacona, serves a variety of veg dishes, from soups to smoothies to steaks
Blue Planet Cafe, in Canacona, serves a variety of veg dishes, from soups to smoothies to steaksGomantak Times

3. PINK ORANGE, Morjim

Located in a quiet corner of Morjim-Ashwem beach, Pink Orange has a rustic setting and serves a variety of organic, all-veg dishes.

WHERE: Morjim

RATES (for two): Approx ₹ 500

CONTACT: +91 9168826747

Enjoy fabulous views of the beach as you dine on veg fare at Pink Orange, in Morjim
Enjoy fabulous views of the beach as you dine on veg fare at Pink Orange, in MorjimGomantak Times

4. BEAN ME UP, Vagator

Bean Me Up is a garden restaurant, serving vegan food, including a variety of vegan pizzas, ice cream, innovative salads and dishes from around the world. The Tofu Burger, Tofu Tempeh and Mediterranean Salads are a must-try.

WHERE: Vagator

RATES (for two): Approx ₹ 800

CONTACT: +91 7769095356

Dishes from across the globe figure in the menu of Bean Me Up, In Vagator
Dishes from across the globe figure in the menu of Bean Me Up, In VagatorGomantak Times

5. NAVTARA

With branches across Goa, Navtara serves Goan, South Indian, Chinese, North Indian and street food. Idli Chilli Fry, Navtara Special Thali and Puri Bhaji are favourites.

WHERE: Panjim, Margao, Mapusa, Porvorim & Calangute

RATES (for two): Approx ₹ 600

CONTACT: 0832-2220206 (Panjim)

Navtara, in Panjim, has been serving delicious vegetarian fare for around two decades
Navtara, in Panjim, has been serving delicious vegetarian fare for around two decadesGomantak Times

6. BHOJAN, Panjim

Bhojan is a veg restaurant that serves amazing Gujarati/Marwari and Rajasthani cuisine, and specialises in thalis. Each thali has over 20 delicious dishes.

WHERE: Hotel Fidalgo, Panjim

RATES (for two): Approx ₹ 700

CONTACT: 0832-2226291

Bhojan, in Panjim, specialises in 'thalis'
Bhojan, in Panjim, specialises in 'thalis'Gomantak Times

7. JALSA, Arpora

Jalsa serves delicious Gujarati, Rajasthani and Jain cuisine as well as South Indian snacks. Their chilled drinks and delicious desserts are popular, while the menu changes everyday. Chef’s special desserts, Dal Bhati Churma and Jalsa Thali are not to be missed.

WHERE: Resort Rio, Arpora

RATES (for two): Approx ₹ 800

CONTACT: 0832-226 7300

Gujarati, Rajasthani and Jain cuisine can be found in Jalsa, in Arpora
Gujarati, Rajasthani and Jain cuisine can be found in Jalsa, in ArporaGomantak Times

8. SARAYA ART CAFÉ, Sangolda

This garden café, with a rustic ambience, is located about 8 km from Baga beach. It is a pure vegetarian restaurant, best known for Falafel, Strudel and Wood-Fired Pizzas.

WHERE: Sangolda

RATES (for two): Approx ₹ 600

CONTACT: +91 8888926811

Don't miss the Wood-Fired Pizzas at Saraya Art Cafe, Sangolda
Don't miss the Wood-Fired Pizzas at Saraya Art Cafe, SangoldaGomantak Times

9. CHIA LOUNGE, Morjim

This veg café is part of the Devarya Wellness Resort, and provides organic fare with vegan Omelets, Chola-Rajma Chawal, Rice Rolls, Tofu Bowls and more.

WHERE: Devarya Wellness Resort, Morjim

RATES (for two): Approx ₹ 400

CONTACT: https://www.facebook.com/chiacafebydevarya/

Vegetarian and vegan options are available at Chia Lounge, in Morjim
Vegetarian and vegan options are available at Chia Lounge, in MorjimGomantak Times

10. CAFÉ TATO, Panjim

This is an old café, serving a mix of Goan and South Indian food. Don’t forget to try their Patal Bhaji.

WHERE: Panjim

RATES (for two): Approx ₹ 200

CONTACT: +91 9890544143

Cafe Tato is one of the oldest restaurants in Panjim
Cafe Tato is one of the oldest restaurants in PanjimGomantak Times

Other places you might want to try:

  • CAFE CENTRAL, Panjim

  • THE CARAVELA CAFE & BISTRO, Panjim

  • CAFE MIRA, Miramar

  • SAPPADU, Assagao

  • KAMAT'S, Panjim

  • ARTJUNA, Anjuna

  • CAFE ANTRUZ MAHAL, Ponda

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