You came to Goa for coastal coconut curry, but the oily aftertaste of that last McDonald’s happy meal still lingers on your tongue. Worry not, GoaBL delivers the remedy. The best junk fare Goa has to offer will leave McDonalds or whatever crying an ocean. So here goes-
Any bad boy from Burger Factory in Anjuna in an intense lockdown with Route 66, Panjim on this one.
Or enter Cherry Tomato, Colva with it’s mega-sized Zombie Burger, the biggest in Goa.What’s in this monster you ask?
This 1.3 kg burger is loaded with a stack of beef patties,cheese, bacon, ham, grilled dogs, eggs, onion rings, fries, tomato and jalapeño.
Da Titas in Majorda and Baba au Rhum, Anjuna are my favorites on this one. One bite of their thin crust, fresh cheese, wood-fired oven pizzas and you’ll never be able to go to Pizza Hut again. Other good options are Pizza Mia in Panjim and Piccola Roma in Vagator.
And if you’re in the Susegaado mode, go for Pizza de Goa at Piccola Roma, with hunks of Goan sausages and melted cheese.
This one goes to Cream Choc, a surprise discovery, while walking to Anjuna beach from Baba Au Rhum. Creamy handmade Italian Gelato ohmygod! A colorful place , you can enjoy your icecream on tiny tables on the street in front of a church, very European central square-ish.
Other places are, Himalaya Icecream factory in Margao, the Cream Centre and Iceberg, Mapusa. Ofcourse the local favorite being the Gadbad Iceceam from Cream Centre, Panjim.
A slightly unconventional entrant, but junk food nonetheless, momos are not very often seen in Goa. So Tibchi at the Colva-Benaulim road came as a nostalgic surprise. And of course, they tasted yummy as ever. Other places for Momos, The Saturday Night Market at Arpora and the very cute stall under the INOX at Margao called Rich Momo.
This one goes hands down to Watson’s pub grub, fries always do taste better when accompanied by a round of ‘hic’ beer. Apart from that Route 66 bacon cheesy fries are a yum melt in your mouth as well. Or if you’re a teen on a budget make your way to Cafe Basil in Tonca, Caranzalem.
So there, if you say Goa is only good for seafood here’s a definitive proof that we do it all.
And we do it finger lickin’, I’m lovin’ it good.