6 of Goa’s Oldest Restaurants – ThatGoanGirl Guide

With new restaurants constantly opening up in Goa, it’s so easy to forget those that have long-held their own in what is now a cut-throat industry. Goa’s oldest and most characterful restaurants still make their mark on the state’s ever-changing dining scene and while culinary trends may come and go,…

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Lazy Lagoon Sarovar Portico – Creek-Side Resort in Baga, Goa

Hey everybody! Welcome back! It’s no secret that I like (well, love), a little luxe in my life, and every once in a while, I try and go off on a staycation in Goa to indulge in a little TLC! In our little slice of paradise, we don’t need to…

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IS THE THREE KINGS CHAPEL REALLY A HAUNTED PLACE IN GOA?

The Three Kings Chapel in Goa has, for ages, been popular for being one of the most haunted spots in Goa, and India, too. A tiny chapel on the top of a hill at Cansaulim, it offers post-card perfect views of South Goa, right from green carpeted fields to tiny…

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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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Embark on the spice route at Sahakari Spice Plantation, Ponda

Variety is the spice of life, they say. So when you’re in Goa, shake things up a bit. Dust the sand off your feet, grab that sunhat and do something off-beat, like visiting the Spice Farm in Goa. The Sahakari Spice Farm is a well-known spice plantation located in Ponda,…

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Where to shop for gifts in Goa

Gone are the days when receiving an invitation in Goa meant a trip to Mapusa or Panjim to pick out a gift. Folks would head to a few trusted gift stores in the city – the same old places every single time – to pick out a crockery set for…

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Goan Tapas and Cocktails at Antares, Goa

Fusion. This exciting word in the world of food is at best, a celebration of creativity and a well travelled chef. While the trend doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon, Goan food has so far, has remained untouched by trendy mash-ups. On the other hand, we have…

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Staycation at Azaya – Benaulim, Goa

I’m pretty sure the tourists who visit Goa have seen more of the state than I have. Honestly! Having grown up and schooled in Saligao, I don’t think I’ve travelled beyond a 10 km radius around my village – unless it was a school picnic in the South. And now,…

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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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RESTAURANTS IN CANDOLIM – ThatGoanGirl Guide

With over 200 restaurants in Candolim alone, the big vacation dilemma if you’re staying in that part of the state is deciding where to eat. Roadside shacks, fine dining spots overlooking the beach and everything in between serve up fare to please any palate. Rather than relying on the contradictory…

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