Trippin’ On Goa

The best restaurants, bars, parties, hotels, beaches, unique experiences, interesting people… our no-holds-barred guide to doing Goa right.

The village bistro

The Village Bistro: From Europe, with love

Local chef Gracian de Souza’s new restaurant, The Village Bistro, serves classic bistro fare with some Goan elements. It was Goan food that first brought Chef Gracian de Souza into the limelight.…

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The evolution of Chapora

Chapora’s nightlife harks back to a gentler time, although there are winds of change. This is where the locals and those in the know come to party and hang out. The very…

The best artisanal feni to find in goa

The best artisanal feni to come out of Goa

Long restricted to Goan shores with an unfair rep on the odour front, here’s some of the best artisanal feni that’s going a long way in changing minds. Where once people saw…

The baale sunset cocktail

A summer cocktail from Baale Resort Goa

Anje Britz, Food & Beverage Manager, Baale Resort Goa, comes up with the perfect cocktail to match Goa’s magical sunsets. Anje Britz, Baale Resort Goa’s dynamic F&B Manager, has previously worked in South…

Sake the asian lounge

Saké is Asian on crack

Saké, Assagao’s newest restaurant, wants to show people that Asian food can be fun, and affordable. Assagao today is a mini-city. One of blinding lights, music at different corners, thriving nightlife and…

Happy soul cafe by pooja bedi in anjuna goa

Pooja Bedi’s Happy Soul Cafe is manna for foodies

Step into Pooja Bedi’s Happy Soul Café for wholesome wellness moments. Eat fresh, healthy, ambrosial food in the café. And take home the goodness from the retail store. Pro tip: Do not…

Satiwa is the latest entrant on the gin scene in goa

Goa’s newest gin promises a happy high

Satiwa is a London Dry gin with hemp as one of its key botanicals. There’s no denying that gin is still enjoying its time in the sun. There are exclusive gin events…

Chef couple of vedro panjim

TD Conversations: Chefs Maia Laifungbam & Sanchit Behl of Vedro

Chefs Maia Laifungbam & Sanchit Behl of Vedro, Goa talk of local Goan ingredients, French mother sauces, European techniques, ‘vocal for local’, the global palate, and the importance of nostalgia, comfort, delight…

Black vanilla cafe assagao

The food-focussed, passion-driven Black Vanilla Cafe

Located in the bustle of Assagao, Black Vanilla Café does not fuss overly about design, and serves very good food in a penny plain verandah. On the main Assagao road, crane your…

10 of the best jazz bars in goa

10 of the best bars to jazz up your Goa experience!

Live music, especially jazz, is best enjoyed at any one of these 10 amazing restaurants and bars in Goa. Cavala Seaside Resort, Baga Cavala has long been one of Goa’s favourite watering…

Hopped mead and sidr honey from moonshine meadery

Moonshine Meadery brings the elixir of the gods to Goa

Moonshine Meadery brings ‘Hopped Mead’ and their brand-new, pure and superior quality honey ‘Sidr Honey’ to Goa. Asia’s first-ever meadery brings you the most ancient alcoholic beverage — mead. After the successful…

Arvalem caves

The mystery behind the ancient caves of Arvalem in Goa

The rock-cut Arvalem Caves are a lesser-known ancient gem in North Goa, with many a legend attached to their origin. One of the biggest draws of Goa is its intricate, ancient architecture…

Elephant & co. Anjuna

Women’s safety is the best dish at Elephant & Co., Anjuna

Month-old Elephant & Co. not only serves absolutely toothsome food and delish drinks, it also cares — really cares — about women’s safety. At Elephant & Co. (Anjuna), I should have first…

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Cantonese cuisine takes on a familiar avatar at Kung Fook

Kung Fook promises contemporary Cantonese food inspired by Chinese-Taiwanese immigrants who came to America in the late 1800s but adds elements and nuances to the dishes to make it more familiar to…

Elaa goa cafe & bar

A vegan-friendly menu at Elaa Goa Cafe & Bar

At Elaa Goa, an earth-based café & bar in Anjuna, Chef Sandeep Sreedharan serves ingredient-driven dishes rustled up coastal style. The radiant red firecracker flowers were the first to catch my attention…

Bar tesouro colva goa

Tipple Tales: Arijit Bose, the man of the moment

From working behind a bar, representing spirits brands, launching multiple businesses — including an award-winning bar at the height of the pandemic — Arijit Bose, the ace mixologist turned entrepreneur, in a…

Vedro in latin quarter panjim goa

Vedro in Panjim is eccentric and fun

Designed by Sussanne Khan, Vedro plates eccentric cuisine, conspicuously Indian fare in not-so-Indian formats. Not surprisingly, the swish restaurant is now Goa’s hippest spot for sundowners and dinner. And a hint of…