Your Guide To Finding The Best Street Food In Goa

Beach shacks and trendy bars aside, there’s lots more to Goa’s food scene. Street food in Goa is as much a tourist attraction as are the many churches and Portuguese-style villas. From regular chaat to local favourites like chorizo, there’s something for everyone. Here’s a handy guide to finding the best street food in Goa:

Candolim Market

Candolim Market opens from 7-10pm daily and is a street food hub. Michael Lobo’s Center is known for chicken lollipops, prawn chops and egg chops, King Kane for chicken xacuti, buff chilli fry and pork sorpotel, and Monico’s Beach Shack for Goan fish curry. The prices are affordable and it’s an opportunity to be out and about in the evening without visiting the many beachside bars.

Calangute Market Square

Not far from Candolim is Calangute, where the market square runs from 6.30am-noon. Food stalls and restaurants sell snacks made with fresh seafood, all of which go down well with some chilled beer. Fresh seafood and meat, which you can take back with you to the villa you’ve rented and cook, is also available to buy here. Besides food, you may also find stalls selling souvenirs. 

Mapusa Friday Market

On from 8am-6.30pm, the Friday Market in Mapusa is a major tourist attraction. Food stalls serving local cuisine can be found here. These include chorizo, Goan fish curry and dried shrimp. Besides Goan food, Chinese and tandoori food and snacks like mirchi pakoras and beetroot samosas also make an appearance. Mapusa is known for vendors who sell fresh bread and spices as well. 

Panjim City Market 

The Panjim City Market specialises in seafood like pomfret, tiger prawns, squid, mussels, oysters, kingfish and crab. Vendors selling Goan spices, fresh and dried fish, cashews, wine and sweets can also be found here. The Market is open from the early hours of the morning until late at night. Visit on your way from the airport to North or South Goa, to avoid taking a detour later.

Miramar Beach

Miramar Beach is home to street food carts that sell chaat, pav bhaji, bhel puri and sev puri, and also shawarma. You’ll also find barf ka golas and a pani puri stall that goes back decades. A few restaurants near the beach like D’silva Caterers and Fast Food are also well known, especially for local specialties like choriz pav and cutlet pav. Miramar Beach sees a lot of tourists and locals flocking to it at all hours of the day.