Let's face it. We have all at some point pulled an all-nighter in Goa and struggled with hunger pangs that strike at an unearthly hour. Of course, 5 star hotels with 24x7 coffee shops are always an option, but they're frightfully expensive. So, we're showing you local food trucks and roadside carts that are open late into the night (how late? well, usually till about 4/5 am).
Past Midnight & You're Starving? Grab A Bite At These Stalls In Goa
With most of the major parties taking place in the Anjuna-Vagator belt, it is no surprise that there would be a food truck close by. Noronha’s at the Anjuna crossroads (the circle) is around till about 4am. Hard to be miss, this truck is parked there every night through the year, with the three brothers who run it, being around as well. Indulge your beef cravings here with their Beef Cutlet, Chilly Fry or Roast, or try their Spicy Goan Sausage Burger. And if you want a proper meal, their Chicken Cafreal Rasso with poi hits the right spot.
Alankar Theatre Street
Alankar Theatre Street in Mapusa City Centre is the go-to place for late night binges. The whole street comes alive only in the evenings, with different food stalls setting shop. You will mostly find Chinese food stalls here, but there are also Goan and Tandoori food stalls if that's your jam. And they have vendors serving just juices and milkshakes too. In fact, the street is buzzing and crowded till about 2am every night.
Heera's Maruti is a simple, unassuming space in Anjuna that serves the most amazing baguettes and wraps. He has a rather impressive range of fillings with our favourite being Chicken Overload. Heera himself is a simple, hospitable guy and his food is addictive. To top it all, he stays open till nearly 7am during season time or until 4am in the monsoon months.
Ravi's Ras Gaddo
Ravi’s Ras Gaddo near the Panjim Church Square is another street food stall serving delicious food. The traditional Goan omelette poi here is garnished with rasso, usually from the Chicken Cafreal or Xacuti gravy. Ravi’s actually famous for his fluffy omelettes encased in a soft poi, topped with some raw onions and a large dollop of the ras. He is usually open till about 1.30am.