THE VILLAGE STUDIO, PARRA – A LAIDBACK CAFÉ IN A BACKYARD

We rode down familiar lanes before taking a turn we barely noticed before. Then past the overgrown gardens of simple, old houses until we finally spotted the sign that read ‘The Village Studio’ in Parra. This artsy café in Goa is located close to the Nagoa Church and behind St.…

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Peep Kitchen, Caranzalem – A Goan Seafoodie’s Delight

Hey foodies! I’ve mentioned at the start of the year that I’m on a mission to try out as many restaurants in Goa as humanly possible, given the amount of shuttling I do between Goa and other cities. And while I blogged about some new cuisines that have made it…

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Try Peruvian Food in Goa at On The Go, Porvorim

Hey everybody! As you know from my social media accounts, I’ve been trying out a LOT of restaurants in Goa lately. I’m really excited about the arrival of new flavours on Goan shores! Authentic food from around the world, cooked by people (entrepreneurs in their own restaurants, not companies) who…

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Thaal – Goa’s first and only Bohra Restaurant

Forget about Chinese, Mughlai and Continental food for a bit. There’s a new, yet age-old cuisine in town that’s set to blow your mind! Located on a quiet lane that’s a stone’s throw away from Reis Magos Fort while overlooking a rivulet, Thaal specializes in Bohri fare– the food of…

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Delve into Pan Asian Cuisine at Tamari, Vivanta by Taj – Goa

It’s far from a sedate neighbourhood spot, but Vivanta by Taj, close to the Panaji market, is home to some elegant restaurants. I visited one of them, Goan Stories, in the same property last year and was struck by the amount of detail, thoughtfulness and work put into the ambience and…

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Cake from around the world in Goa – Artisan Backerei, Candolim

A couple of tables and chairs arranged on the sidewalk is the first sign you’ll see of Artisan Backerei, an unassuming little bakery-cum-café in Candolim. Located on the main road, opposite Baskin Robbins and Curves Boutique, it stands almost invisible in the midst of chaos on Goa’s most popular tourist…

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Traditional Italian Cuisine at The Verandah, Grand Hyatt Goa

If you eliminate the pizza parlours and the old-school (but still so delicious) triad of Pesto, Alfredo and Arabbiata sauces from Italian menus across the country, you’ll be left with a mere handful of establishments serving the perfect plate of pasta. Think about it! I can only speak for myself…

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Eating my way through Club 29, Wakad – Pune

Hey everyone! I constantly shuttle between Goa and Mumbai and of course, Pune invariably falls along the route on Mumbai-Goa road trips. Apart from the McDonalds on the highway, I’ve actually never ever explored the city of Pune, and I have been meaning to change that. It is a great…

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Bistro Bourbon Street, Candolim – Good ol’ Cajun Cooking

Hey hey! Welcome back! It’s a brand new week and I have a great new find to tell you about – a Cajun restaurant right here in Candolim! Think Cajun cooking and some of the things that pop into your head are New Orleans, Louisiana, some delicious southern fried chicken…

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Amavi by Sumera, Calangute – In a league of its own!

Hey there! How excited am I! I couldn’t wait to tell you about this new restaurant I tried on my trip home to Goa in April and have been talking about ever since! Amavi by Sumera is a fairly new restaurant that merges casual with hip in the most seamless…

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The Courtyard, Le Dupleix – Restaurant Review

Who doesn’t love a restaurant that lets you dine under the sky? A hint of sunshine, gentle breeze, a sound of a fountain – it really brings on those vacay vibes. So does Pondicherry, for that matter, and its here that I found a lot of courtyard restaurants sprinkled around…

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