The street food scene of Goa is evolving and deserves exploration. The beaches and night markets of Goa are brimming with shacks and stalls serving street food that draws tourists and locals in equal measure. What’s more, it’s sure to satisfy every taste, from vegetarians to pork and beef lovers. To get a real taste of Goa, sample some of the lip-smacking street food available at these great street food markets.
Open every Saturday from 6 pm until late night, the Saturday Night Bazaar is located at Arpora. This bazaar is divided into three zones: the Lower Field is peppered with kiosks featuring local and international clothes, accessories and knick-knacks; the Central Field houses an array of food stalls serving heavenly food from around the world; and the Upper Field features designer stalls and boutiques.
From organic salad to Greek, Israeli, Mexican and Italian food to local cuisine, you will find everything here. This market also hosts live music performances and activities, like tarot-card readers and fire jugglers. This market lives up to the spirit and charm of Goa.
Located in Calangute town, the Calangute Market Square feeds swarms of visitors every Saturday from 6:30 am until 12 pm. It is lined with food stalls and restaurants that sell delicious seafood snacks and other cuisines. You can get all kinds of seafood items along with chilled beer and other beverages. You can also buy fresh seafood, fish and meat from here. Not only food, this market is home to a variety of shopping stalls selling everything from textiles, carpet to accessories, leather items and souvenirs.
Open every day from 7 am until 10 pm, Candolim Market will satisfy all tastes. Some of the best street food joints at Candolim are King Kane, Michael Lobo’s Center and Monico’s Beach Shack, to name a few. You can indulge in prawn chops, egg chops, vada pav, chicken lollipops and authentic Goan food. Are hunger pangs already getting to you?
The Mapusa Friday Market is a weekly market held in Mapusa, open from 8:00 am until 6:30 pm. This market sells fresh local produce, clothes, accessories, pottery and handicrafts. The Mapusa Friday Market also features food stalls serving up authentic Goan food. Chorizos (also known as pork sausages) are a must try!
Located right in front of Alankar Theatre, the Alankar Food Street is a buzzing street featuring an array of vendors selling everything that is related to food. Its open from 6pm every evening. From mouth-watering Goan food to tandoori and Chinese, along with milkshakes and juices, you will find it all here. Wondering about the prices? Fret not, the food served here will definitely not burn a hole in your pocket and if you’re on a budget, the prices will really bring a smile to your face.
Open every Wednesday from 9 am until 6 pm, October-April, Anjuna Market is always bustling with tourists. Though it is popular for shopping, but it also houses numerous food stalls that sell some of the delicious street food. Grab a bite while enjoying people-watching and then wrap up your evening with a walk along the beachside.
Miramar beach is lined with several street food carts and stalls that serve finger-licking street food all day long. The whole area becomes immersed in the aroma of the food served at the street food stalls. You will find a variety of North Indian chaats (snack items), along with the special Bombay ‘bhel puri’. As well as chaat stalls there are shawarma stalls, Ice Gola carts and several other stalls selling the local delicacies. This is one spot that you should definitely visit if you want a blend of spicy and sweet.
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Panjim City Markets
Panjim City Markets is a must-visit for foodies as well as shoppers that are open from early morning until late night. Here, vendors sell fresh and dried fish, cashew nuts, Goan spices, local and exotic vegetables and fruits, wines, sweets, flowers, and even local handicrafts and artifacts. The highlight of this market are the seafood delicacies, like kingfish, pomfret, squid, mackerel, mussels, oysters, crabs and tiger prawns.
Located in Cansaulim, the Goan Food Truck is popular with locals and tourists alike and operates every day. It sells a variety of mouth-watering food items, like pork/beef cutlet bread, chicken xacuti, pork chops, sorpotel, beef steak and sausage bread, to name a few. Everything on its menu is super delicious and will have you coming back for more.