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 …
Food & Drinks in Candolim


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 Candolim

Broadway Book Centre

With four stores in Goa, Broadway is the state’s biggest bookstore chain, and a publisher, so you should be able to find what you’re looking for here. Staff here are friendly and helpful.
Homewares in Mandrem

Arambol Hammocks

Now in Mandrem, Arambol Hammocks designs and sells hammocks, including their ‘flying carpets’ and ‘flying chairs.’
Supermarket in Vagator & Chapora

AJ Supermarket

Vagator's best supermarket. Full range of groceries and alcohol.
Gifts & Souvenirs in Calangute & Baga

Karma Collection

Beautiful home furnishings, textiles, ornaments, bags and other enticing stuff – some of it antique – has been sourced from across India, Pakistan and Afghanistan and gathered at Karma Collection, which makes for a …