Best for

Noodles, Fried Rice, Butter Chicken

Also serves

Chicken Lollipop, Fruit juices, Milkshakes

North Goa Goa
40, Rua do Pinto Cordeiro, Mapusa, Goa 403507, India

Right in front of Alankar Theatre in Mapusa.


A food street which comes to life after 6 PM every evening, right in front of the Alankar movie theatre in Mapusa, it is almost as if the place shifts gears as dusk starts falling. Vendors spring into action, pre-preparing food – putting marinated whole chicken into an earthen oven, deep-frying the gobi manchurian, arranging the range of local breads on offer. Helpers start arranging make-shift plastic furniture – tables and chair – on the road. The entire street takes on a festive, hangout vibe and foodies start flowing in.

There is a magic to eating in the open and while many countries in Asia have a culture of food streets every evening, the Alankar food street was our first experience of one. It started with a gentleman called Sridhar Hazare who opened a juice stall and then expanded to include a Chinese counter and a tandoori stall. Today there are 6-8 stalls that offer Chinese, tandoori and Goan food along with fresh juices and milkshakes. The portion sizes are large-hearted and locals often packs food from here for dinner.

The center of operations is a youthful boy, also called Sridhar Hazare, the founder’s grandson. He is part of a committee that helps regulate business and manage government requirements. “There is trouble sometimes, when people drink and create a nuisance. But that is rare. Hygiene is a concern and the government keeps us on our toes regarding that,” he says when I ask him if there are any challenges to running this food street.

Special Information

  • Chinese fare (noodles and fried rice) costs Rs. 100 for a pack that could feed 4 easily.
  • Butter Chicken is Rs. 220 for a full plate.
  • Chicken lollipops cost Rs. 100 for 6 pieces.

Other information

Seating: Available

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