Shopping

Market in Anjuna

Anjuna Flea Market

Anjuna’s weekly Wednesday flea market is as much part of the Goan experience as a day on the beach. More than three decades ago, it was conceived and created by hippies smoking jumbo joints, convening to compare exp…
Market in Mapusa

Mapusa Market

The Mapusa market goes about its business daily except Sunday, but it really gets going on Friday morning. It’s a raucous affair that attracts vendors and shoppers from all over Goa, with an entirely different vibe …
Books in Margao

Golden Heart Emporium

One of Goa’s best bookshops, Golden Heart is crammed from floor to ceiling with fiction, nonfiction, children’s books, and illustrated volumes on the state’s food, architecture and history. It also stocks otherwise …
Food & Drinks in Candolim

Newton’s

If you’re desperately missing Edam cheese or Marmite, or just want to do some self-catering, Newton’s is Goa’s biggest supermarket. There’s a good line in toiletries, wines, children’s toys and luxury food items. Th…
Books in Mapusa

Other India Bookstore

This friendly and rewarding little bookshop, at the end of an improbable, dingy corridor, specialises in books about Goa and India with a focus on spirituality, environment, politics and travel. It’s signposted near…
Books in Calangute & Baga

Literati Bookshop & Cafe

A refreshingly different bookstore, in the owners’ South Calangute home, and a very pleasant Italian-style garden cafe. Come for a fine espresso or pizza and browse the range of books by Goan and Indian authors as w…
Food & Drinks in Anjuna

Oxford Arcade

Oxford Arcade, 100m from the Starco crossroads on the road to Vagator, is a fully fledged supermarket, complete with shopping trolleys and checkout scanners. It’s an awesome place to stock up on toiletries, cheap bo…
Books in Palolem

Butterfly Book Shop

The best of several good bookshops in town, this cosy place stocks best sellers, classics, and a good range of books on yoga, meditation and spirituality. This is also the contact for yoga classes and cooking course…
Charity Shop in Colva

Goa Animal Welfare Trust Shop

The Goa Animal Welfare Trust shop, next door to Leda Lounge, is a charity shop with secondhand books and souvenirs. All proceeds go toward helping out Goa’s four-legged friends and the staff are happy to chat about …
Market in Panaji

Municipal Market

This atmospheric place, where narrow streets have been converted into covered markets, makes for a nice wander, offering fresh produce, clothing stalls and some tiny, enticing eateries. The fish market is a particul…