To experience all that Goa has to offer, one must travel far and wide from this small state. Along the coastal strip and through narrow country roads is a pleasure in itself, interspersed with impromptu stops at roadside food stalls. The best way to experience this is to get a car on rent and traveling with friends.
Here are some great ideas for those who like to experience culture through their cooking.
The best places to see real Goa are its villages and towns. It is also the perfect place for those who want to enjoy traditional cuisine, served up for locals rather than tourists. Margao is the bustling commercial heart of Goa.
Many come here because it is a base for other explorations. Others come here to see its landmarks like the Church of the Holy Spirit and Damodar Temple. Margao is also a hub for foodies due to the wide choice of restaurants and roadside eateries.
Spicy is one of the most famous restaurants in the city. It’s in the main part of Margao and people flock here for the fish thali. Little people-watching and lots of delicious surprises await those who head to Tato’s, a lively restaurant located near the city’s office area. Vegetarians can head to the Krishna restaurant, which is famous for its Goan vegetarian dishes.
Panjim – National Capital, Food Capital
Pork vindaloo, sorpotel, the famous beef assad and many other meat delights make up the range of Euro-inspired Goan cuisine. Panjim with its relaxed atmosphere is the ideal city to enjoy some of Goa’s most unique dishes.
Café Bhonsle is a local institution where one can not only enjoy great food but also enjoy a bit of the local vibe. Bhaji patal with a cup of hot tea was recommended to this almost a century old restaurant.
Those who want Hindu and Portuguese cuisine under one roof will love Mum’s Kitchen, another Panjim favourite. Specialties here include lobster reichado and sannas (rice cakes).
Goa’s epicurean offerings cannot be without a nod to the famous drink of the region. King’s Beer is ubiquitous across the state and for good reason – it’s cheap and tastes great. Those looking to kick things up a bit more quickly can opt for feni, a sweet alcohol brewed from cashews. Goan Treasure and Lembranca are some of the recommended brands.
Well-informed travelers to India’s favorite holiday state are choosing rentals over regular taxis and public transport for a better experience. One can get a cars for rent in Goa in minutes by ordering on the app.
Modern rentals like Zoomcar offer rugged hatchbacks, sedans, and SUVs, perfect for group trips. 24/7 support on the road adds another layer of security and travelers enjoy complete freedom and privacy.
From shack restaurants on the beach to swanky riverside restaurants, Goa has a full spectrum of culinary experiences. As one explores the shoreline and backwaters, Goan food is another special aspect not to be missed.