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Vegan Friendly Restaurants in Goa For Health Conscious Tourists

1. Kokni Kanteen, Panjim  – Top Vegan Friendly Restaurants In Goa

Starting the list of top vegan friendly restaurants in Goa is Kokni Kanteen. It’s decorated in the style of a 1970’s canteen, is known for its thalis and is always busy for lunch and dinner. The décor of the canteen—chilli clusters on the walls and porcelain vessels adorning the shelves—transports you back to a time when purumenth (provisioning for the monsoon season) was required. Every meal over here is freshly prepared.  

A short menu of main course items provides a wonderful taste of Goa’s green culinary heritage.  

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Semolina-coated breadfruit fritters, home-style toi dal, and ambadyache uddamethi, a dish with fenugreek, split black grams, coconut, and hog plum, are among the vegetarian thali’s highlights.  

Ghotache sasav, sweet mango curry, and maskachi bhaji which is made with stir-fried moringa leaves and jackfruit seeds, are all worth trying. 

Ambience at Kokni Kanteen, Panjim (Image: Tripadvisor)
Veg Thali served at Kokni Kanteen (Image: Tripadvisor) 

2. Zest Vegan and Vegetarian Café, Agonda 

Next on the list of best vegan friendly restaurants in Goa is Zest Café. It’s one of the best vegetarian cafes in Goa. It is situated in a gorgeous setting in Agonda, on the road behind Agonda beach. It is a vegetarian’s paradise, and its unique, scrumptious vegetarian cuisine will simply blow your mind. The food served over here is delicious and healthy and is prepared with fresh ingredients. The atmosphere at the cafe is amazing, with great music playing in the background. 

Zest Vegan And Vegetarian Café, Agonda (Image: Tripadvisor) 
Vietnamese rolls at Zest Café (Image: Tripadvisor) 

The restaurant offers vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free dishes, and are always willing to tailor a dish or drink to meet your specific needs. Everything on the menu is very delicious! 

The vast menu includes stuffed ciabatta sandwiches, tofu miso bowl, and almond chocolate cake, all of which are very delicious and mouthwatering. The scrambled eggs with tomatoes and cheese are delicious, and the ramen soup is rich and tasty. The burrito wrap and the veggie breakfast are both excellent. The portions served are quite good, and the pricing is quite reasonable. 

An array of vegan dishes and smoothies served at Zest café (Image: Tripadvisor) 

You can stop by for a nutritious breakfast, a leisurely lunch, or a quick dinner. Freshly pressed juices and iced coffee are available over here. Turmeric latte and mango lassi are a must-try!  

The place also serves alcoholic beverages. 

3. Bean Me Up, Anjuna 

PANORAMIC VIEW OF BEAN ME UP CAFÉ, ANJUNA (IMAGE: TRIPADVISOR)  

Bean Me Up is a prominent vegan café in Goa that serves healthy, organic, and delectable vegan dishes. It was established in 1996. After animal rights activist Shawn Rodrigues joined the team in 2009, the eatery became a hotspot for vegans. His goal was to promote plant-based eating without sounding too preachy. More than 10 years down the line, Rodrigues has accomplished this, transforming the cafe into a destination for vegan nomads and conscientious foodies. The café serves a wide range of cuisines. Their salads, fresh juices, and entrees are very popular. 

 One can try out delicacies such as the wild burrito with avocado dip and a falafel burger while enjoying the rustic ambience and the mantra music. The gluten-free BBQ tempeh pizza and the tofu burger are also worth trying.  

VEG BURGER AT BEAN ME UP CAFÉ (IMAGE: TRIPADVISOR) 

4. Nireas Healthy Haven, Palolem  

Exterior View of Nireas Healthy Haven, Palolem (Image: Tripadvisor) 

Nireas Healthy Haven, located at Palolem is a beautiful café, where you can relax, work, read a book, socialize, and, of course, eat. The place specializes in Indian and Italian cuisine. 

It serves fresh homemade meals. Vegan and gluten-free choices are available at this cafe. Although the food available over here caters mainly to vegans, there are a few items available on the menu for non-vegetarians as well.  

SEATING AREA AT NIREAS HEALTHY HAVEN (IMAGE: TRIPADVISOR) 

Homemade gluten-free bread and buns, vegan desserts, raw vegan cheesecake, and dressings feature on the menu. Delicious veg burgers, mouthwatering wraps, nutritious bowls, canapés, salads, sizzlers, and desserts are all very delicious over here. 

The drinks available on the menu include coffee made from fresh beans, fresh juices and milkshakes. Alcoholic drinks like cocktails and wine are also served at this cafe. 

5. SAPPADU, Assagao 

Last on the list of vegan friendly restaurants in Goa is SAPPADU. It’s run by Anjuna-based couple Anuj and Priya Shah, introduces the Anjuna-Vagator party belt to the unusual taste of a traditional, vegetarian Tamil dinner. Delicious south Indian meals are served on a banana leaf in an open-air environment, decked with typical south Indian art and garlands. 

SAPPADU RESTAURANT AT ASSAGAO (IMAGE: TRIPADVISOR) 

Dishes that are a must-try over here include ladyfinger poriyal, black-eyed peas in tamarind gravy, spicy potato roast, sambar, medu vada and homemade pickles. Every weekend, the menu changes and occasionally includes Keralite cuisine. 

MEAL SERVED ON A BANANA LEAF (IMAGE: TRIPADVISOR) 

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