If you love eating, North Goa is bound to be your ideal choice. The variety of cuisines available and the exquisite dining experiences are one of the major attractions for tourists to the beaches in northern Goa. With the wide range of cuisines available at the numerous hotels and restaurants in beaches like Anjuna, Vagator, Calangute and so on, deciding what/where to eat can at times be a confusing task. The restaurants are designed to cater to every taste and budget. They serve an eclectic selection of local, Western and Asian food.
Some of the popular beaches where you can find a wide range of local cuisines are Anjuna Beach, Benaulim Beach, Candolim Beach, Calangute Beach, Colva Beach, Dona Paula Beach, Miramar Beach, Baga Beach, and Vagator Beach and so on. You can choose from a wide range of local cuisines as well as continental and western delicacies. They are affordably priced as well.
While you must have a taste of some of the best seafood, but not necessarily in the most expensive restaurants! Sometimes, the street vendors located all over the beaches can surprise you by providing some of the finest Goan food at throwaway prices! Try the taste of the indigenous vindaloo and xacuti. Some of the other Goan delicacies include Goan prawn curry, Fried pomfret, Canja de galinha, spicy pork sausage, Feijoada and so on. Goan food has more use of coconut milk than other food in western India. Curries are creamier and spicy, with spices like cumin, cloves, turmeric and aniseed being used commonly.
The drinks available include fresh fruit juices or fresh fruit shakes, beers and wines of local and imported varieties. Local Thai rice whiskeys and imported spirits are also easily available along with an array of refreshing cocktails at the numerous bars around Phuket. Make sure to taste ‘Fenni’, a local alcoholic drink. It is famous for its refreshing taste.
International cuisines available at North Goa include some mouthwatering Japanese, French, Italian, British Middle-east delicacies. Some of the well-known restaurants in north Goa are Spice Traders at Vagator, Oltremarino Italian Restaurant at Anjuna, Pousada by the Beach at Calangute, Stringfellows Beach Shack at Candolim, Patio 23 at Baga, and so on.
To cater to the huge inflow of travelers, there are lots of hotels in North Goa, most of which are located close to the beaches. The luxury hotels and resorts are fitted with state-of-the-art facilities, while the middle range and economy hotels offer lodging to budget travelers and backpackers.