If you drive through Panjim these days, you’ll come across stunning decorations along the streets. Numerous spots throughout the city are adorned with signs and imaginative artwork, inviting everyone to the 6th edition of the Serendipity Arts Festival, which will be running until December 23, 2023.
The festival has arrived to provide individuals with a variety of events, shows, educational sessions, displays, culinary adventures and more. These offerings are available at 12 locations throughout Panjim.
When one comes to a festival of such stature, there is loads to explore and there are also many expectations. Serendipity is a festival that has always kept in tune with people's expectations when it comes to arts, also not forgetting satiating peoples' craving for good food.
Gomantak Times Digital visited some of the stalls and tried out the wide range of cuisines, including sweet treats, quick bites, Goan and Indian meals, and narrowed down on some of the good ones. Read on.
Food stalls at the Nagalli Hills Ground:
Vida Boa by Brazil Food Co
This food stall serves authentic Brazilian food. The dishes made here are gluten-free, artisanal gourmet, real cheese, 100 perc ent natural, freshly baked and part of Brazilian heritage. Be sure to sample some tasty Brazilian treats.
Taj Cidade De Goa
The food stall set up by Taj Cidade De Goa serves a variety of delectable Goan dishes, including chicken cafreal in poe, beef croquette, prawn rissois, vegetarian pan rolls, and mushroom balchao puff. To discover more dishes on the menu, a visit to the stall is a must.
This establishment is famous for its traditional Naga cuisine, featuring pickled meats and dishes seasoned with herbs and spices from Northeast India. The festival menu includes Naga smoked pork chili, black sesame chicken, black rice pudding and cabbage salad with wai wai, a vegetarian option. These are just a few highlights from the diverse menu.
This stall provides a variety of tasty options such as fries, pasta, open sandwiches, sweet treats, smoothies, juices and a caffeine bar. This diverse menu is worth exploring if you’re at the Nagalli Hills Ground.
Frida Cantina is known for its expertise in Mexican food, offering a range of delicious drinks like sangria and classic margaritas. The festival menu includes burrito bowls, tacos and churros, all celebrated for genuine Mexican flavours and served alongside refreshing beverages.
This establishment is famous for its wood-fired pizzas. In addition to pizza, it also offers smoked meat sandwiches, brisket, delectable pork ribs and chicken. These are all must-try items for meat enthusiasts at SAF.
This food stall offers a live counter for jalebi rabdi, as well as paneer biryani, stuffed parathas, aloo, paneer and mint pav bhaji. Their menu also includes popular chaats such as pani-puri, bhel puri and aloo tikki. The stall is renowned for its wide variety of sweets, savories and snacks.
Food stall at the Art Park near Panjim Promenade:
Earth Poorna Foods
The cuisine available here includes Indian traditional superfoods, which have been curated by an Aurveda and nutrition expert. These foods are based on millets, and are free from chemicals and sugar. All the dishes are prepared using naturally-grown ingredients sourced directly from the farm. The recipes include a range of healthy and ready-to-eat snacks.
Food stalls at ESG in Panjim:
Cream Choc Gelato
This booth caters to those with a fondness for sweets a selection of ice creams and yogurts. They are regularly updating their menu at the festival. The establishment is renowned for its wide range of ice cream flavours, making it the perfect destination for anyone in search of a sweet treat.
This food stall offers dishes for Goans and Saraswat cuisine lovers. It features a menu tailored to the tastes of these groups. If you’re looking to explore new cuisines, be sure to visit this stall.