Where to Eat Vegan in Palolem, Goa – A Vegan Guide

Pretty little Palolem!  This small little cove in the south of Goa is known for being a little pocket of chill and calm, compared with the busier party scene in North Goa, and there’s some beautiful cafes to eat vegan in Palolem.

where to eat vegan in palolem, Goa - a vegan guide

Whilst not as full on as Arambol’s yoga scene, you can find lovely places to join a morning yoga class including Summer hostel and The Space.  And if it all gets a bit too chilled between yoga, sunbathing and massages, Shiva Valley is worth checking out on a Friday night for live djs playing house and drum and bass tunes in an open air venue.

palolem beach goa

I first came to Palolem a few years ago.  I was vegetarian at the time.  And it’s here I realised that despite the abundance of fresh seafood available, I no longer wanted to, or needed to, revert back to eating fish or meat.  I was spoilt for choice with veggie options, and on this trip there was just as much vegan food to fill myself up with.  Here’s my guide for places to eat vegan in Palolem.


Places to Eat Vegan in Palolem


Avocado Garden

This was the first place I ate on my arrival in Palolem, just around the corner from Summer hostel.  When the menu caught my eye with vegan written in bold on the blackboard I was sold!

avocado garden cafe menu palolem goa
lots of vegan options on the menu!

Smoothies made with soya and coconut mylk, vegan thalis, veg sizzlers, there’s plenty of vegan options here and the lovely staff will accommodate any requests you might have to adapt a meal.

avocado and strawberry smoothie
avocado and strawberry smoothie
fruit, nut and date smoothie bowl
fruit, nut and date smoothie bowl



Oh Zest!! Everything about this place is beautiful, the superfood smoothie bowls, the pretty crockery, the big sumptuous cushions to sink into, the friendly staff in their ‘peace, love and kale’ t’s.

zest cafe palolem

It all had me coming back again and again to work my way through the super nourishing menu!  I enjoyed the raw pad thais, bounty bars and turmeric lattes.

raw pad thai with zoodles
raw pad thai with zoodles
raw chocolate bounty bar
raw chocolate bounty bar

And of course the smoothie bowls, I’d travel back to Palolem solely for these!

mixed fruit smoothie bowl topped with seeds and superfoods
mixed fruit smoothie bowl topped with seeds and superfoods


The Space

A short walk or ride out of town, The Space is a café and deli combined with space for yoga classes and workshops.

the space goa cafe and deli

If you join for the morning yoga class breakfast is included.  Amaranth and buckwheat porridge, fruit salad and turmeric lattes are some of the breakfast options.

buckwheat porridge with fruit salad and coconut mylk
buckwheat porridge with fruit salad and coconut mylk

The Mexican salad bowl was amazing and so filling, which I enjoyed whilst watching the sunset across the fields and palm trees with a glass of kombucha.

Mexican rice and vegetable bowl with guacamole
Mexican rice and vegetable bowl with guacamole
enjoying some probiotic rich kombucha as the sun sets


German Bakery

The falafel and hummus meal here is such amazing value, a huge plate of food served with salad and chips, plus pitta.

hummus and falafel


One of the nicer beach front places and still going since the last time I was in Palolem, this traditional Goan restaurant doesn’t have a huge choice for vegans but the options which are suitable are delicious and worth a visit here.  Cauliflower curry and rice with an ocean view, super nourishing!

cauliflower gobi curry and rice

Summer Hostel

Part of The Hostel Crowd chain across Goa and Kerala, this hostel is not only a great place to stay to meet other travellers in the area, but also serves up lots of vegan options for breakfast that you can help yourself to, including samosas, toast and jam, fruit and tea and coffee, plus it’s included in the cost of your night’s stay.

Indian vegetable samosa


If you want laid back Goa and beaches without the crowds and party of more northern coastal places, Palolem is such a cute little beach destination to come chill in with beach hut and palm tree lined shores.


Have you been to this little paradise cove?  Did you find any other places to eat vegan in Palolem?

Mindy x

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