Zest Cafe in Agonda was the highlight of our recent Goa trip. A visit here is like eating in a Tibetan singing bowl; utterly relaxing and unbelievably uplifting. Their mango cheesecake with coconut shavings can put the best in the industry to shame; the smoothies and meal bowls are a dream, too.
Zest’s Cheesecakes & Pastas Make Vegan Lovable Every Single Day
Green Living At Its Best
From experience, we can tell you that Zest’s trippy music, tropical setting and sassy vegan foods can coax even the most staunch meat eaters into embracing a holy, healthy life.
The sweet-natured staff here wears “Peace, Love & Watermelon” t-shirts and makes the yummiest vegan coffee with coconut milk and crushed dates for a sugar substitute. The raw vegan and cacao ice cream’s an absolutely delish ending to the fulfilling, non-greasy meal as well.
Pasta Makes Heart Beat Fasta
We were pleasantly surprised with how good the beetroot and pesto ravioli and the Mexican vegan bowl turned out to be. In fact, to be honest, everything we sampled here, including the pastas, coffees, smoothies, salads, wraps and sourdough toasts, did a great job of taking the boring out of vegetarian. This is probably what explains the presence of cocktails in this otherwise Zen-like place, too.
So, We’re Saying…
If the effects of a wild party refuse to leave you the morning after, undo the damage with a do-gooder brekkie bowl at Zest. Or, we say, just make a trip to see the calmer side of Goa sitting in close company of reiki-practicing hipsters; quinoa and cocktails is what “balancing karma” is all about, isn’t it?
Photos: Vaibhav Sharma