Street Food in North Goa

Street Food in North Goa 16AUG

Street Food in North Goa: Top 5 street food joints you must visit while in North Goa!

1. Beef Chilly Fry at Food Engine in Vagator

Beef Chilly Fry at Food Engine in Vagator

Situated in the hippy town of Goa - Vagator, Food Engine is famous for almost everything on the menu. However, the Beef Chilly Fry is a hot favourite among many. It’s a secret recipe dished out by the owner’s (Joel Moniz) beloved mum. A special cut of beef is used which is very tender and juicy and the same is marinated overnight with Goan spices. Further, the beef stock cubes are sautéed with some onions and red chilli on a slow fire. You can choose how you’d like to eat your snack. It can be either stuffed into a Pita wrap or Poiee with or without cheese and fries, cabbage salad and Joel’s own creation of sauces.

Food Engine has a variety to offer such as BBQ Chicken, Roast Chicken, Cafreal Chicken, Chicken Chilly, Chicken Salami, Minced Chicken, Veg. Delight, Prawns Recheado Chilly Fry, Fish Cutlet and so on. Sometimes Food Engine also surprise its customers by serving Nutella and Strawberry Crepes and Warm Chocolate Brownies. If you’re lucky enough you might get a chance to try these out.

Where: Near AJ Supermarket Vagator, Anjuna, Goa

Time: 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM – Closed on Thursday

2. Cutlet Pao at D’Silva Fast Food in Miramar

Cutlet Pao at D’Silva Fast Food in Miramar

If Mumbai is known for its Vada Pav, then Goa has an intimate relationship with Cutlet Pao. Situated near Miramar beach, right opposite Miramar children’s park – the highlight of D’Silva Fast Food is its mouth-watering and juicy Cutlet Pao. Relished by the locals and tourists, Cutlet Pao is Goa’s most loved street food among all ages. The Cutlet is a thin slice of Beef or Chicken marinated with Goan spices, which is then rawa (sooji) coated and crispy fried. Tucked in a Pao (bread) topped with some cabbage salad.

D’Silva Fast Food also serve Choris Pao, Beef Chilli Fry, Beef Croquettes, Pork Chops, Fish Cutlets, Pork Sorpotel, Calamari Chilli, Chicken Cafreal, Beef Roast and so on. They also undertake catering, so if interested in placing an order for a small party one should consider this place.

Where: Dr Jack de Sequeira Rd, Miramar, Panjim, Goa

Time: 6:00 PM to 10:30 PM

3. Ras Omelette at Saligao Deck in Saligao

Ras Omelette at Saligao Deck in Saligao

Located just outside the North Goa beach-belt, Saligao Deck is famous for its ‘Ras Omelette’. ‘Ras Omelette’ is one of the most popular street foods found only in Goa. Usually sold on small gaadas (handcarts) around town, ‘Ras’ is a Konkani word for gravy. Each plate has a fluffy omelette served with a spicy Chicken Xacuti gravy, topped with finely chopped onions, sprinkled coriander and lime pieces by the side. And of course, without the Goan Pao (bread) as an accompaniment this Goan delicacy is incomplete.

Saligao Deck also serves Prawn, Oyster, Crab and Shark Xacuti, Capsicum and Onion Bhajji, Mirchie, Aloo Bonda and Vada Pav.

Where: Opposite Saligao Village Market or Panchayat, Saligao, Goa

Time: 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM

4. Chaat at Miramar in Panaji

Chaat at Miramar in Panaji

Every evening right at the Miramar beachfront a number of colourful and well-lit handcarts along a 50 meter stretch offer very famous Mumbai street food specialities. This street is a major attraction among the locals and tourists that are visiting the beach or passing by that area. Visitors are spoilt for choice with all kinds of Chaats such as Bhel Puri, Shev Puri, Dahi Puri, Ragda Patties, Pani Puri, Aloo Tiki and so on – You name it and they have it.

If in case you aren’t a big fan of Chaat, you can choose to grab a bite from the Shawarma stalls that are always crowded along that street. Also, a number of Ice Gola carts are there to help you cool your taste buds after a roller coaster ride of spices.

Where: Dr Jack de Sequeira Rd, Miramar, Panjim, Goa

Time: 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM

5. Fish Cutlets at Noronha’s Corner in Anjuna

Started by the three Noronha brothers ‘Noronha Corner’ is situated at the Anjuna circle junction since 2009 now. This quaint food truck decorated with animated cartoon characters offers a variety of authentic Goan dishes. The menu is separated into four sections: Fish, Chicken, Beef and Pork. From which the ‘Fish Cutlets’ are a must try. The fish (usually Mackerel) is shredded which is then mixed with finely chopped onions, green chili and coriander. The rawa (sooji) dipped cutlet is then shallow or pan fried. These fish cutlets are soft and juicy inside while crisp on the outside. One can choose to eat these with or without bread.

Noronha’s Corner also serves Chicken Cutlet Bread, Beef Chilli Fry, Beef Croquettes, Spicy Chorizo Burger, Chicken Cafreal and Sorpatel – some of the treats you would not like to miss out on.

Where: Anjuna Circle, Anjuna-Mapusa & Calangute-Siolim Roads Junction, Anjuna, Goa

Time: 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM – Closed on Monday

So, if you are planning to explore the street food scene in North Goa, we suggest you try out food items and joints mentioned above. It’s delicious, easy to pocket and will surely leave you craving for more.