Blue Planet

Overall rating: 4.5 stars 4 Reviews
Was previously in Palolem and relocated to its idyllic current premises near Agonda. Offers healthy food options for tourists. Free filtered water. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Organic, Western, Juice bar, Take-out
off Agonda Road between Palolem and Agonda
Goa, India
+91-9326118945

Open seasonally October-June Mon-Sun 9:30am-10pm.

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  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Cash only
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First Review by Tomothy
earthville
earthville
219

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  • vegan

One of the best restaurants in India

5 Posted on 02 / 25 / 2012

We were ecstatic to discover Blue Planet.

The sweet folks who own and run the place make it magical, and that is due in equal parts to the creative cuisine and their warm personalities.

Blue Planet serves inspired dishes, including many original inventions. The diverse menu includes meals, soups, salads, snacks, desserts, and a generous selection of juices, smoothies, and other drinks. Almost everything can be made vegan. Even the lassi can be made with soy yoghurt, which was a real treat.

The salads are a must-have, for two reasons. First, they soak the salad ingredients in an antimicrobial solution to make them completely safe. (This is a big deal, because simply washing the greens with boiled/filtered water, as many other restaurants do, does not make them bacteriologically safe.) Second, they really know how to make a tasty salad. Their flair for flavor applies to their salads as well as their cooked meals.

We were told that they're currently using about 20% organic ingredients, and hoping to increase the percentage as more becomes available locally.

We ate here half a dozen times, trying as many different things as possible, and everything we had was great.

Our favorites:
- Flax noodles with avocado pesto
- Avocado salad
- Vegan strawberry lassi
- Vegan avocado shake

Also especially good:
- Tofu sticks with pineapple sauce
- Stuffed "mufa" (big dumpling)
- Vegan carrot cake with chocolate sauce.

Moderate prices, fair considering the quality of the food.

It's located in the forest above Agonda beach and would be a long walk on foot, but those who make the journey will be well rewarded. (We rented a scooter, which makes it quite easy.)

Highly recommended! :-)

Pros: Exceptionally creative cuisine, Very vegan-friendly, Great people
Akira
Akira
3

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  • vegetarian

Grrrrreat!

5 Posted on 04 / 07 / 2011

Wow! In the middle of the jungle there's a restaurant and they offer pure vegetarian meals with such interesting combinations. It's not indian at all. It's very much europian/western. They have tofu, lasagna ... and so many juices. The owner is great - he can explain everything to you and if you want to complicate your order he will take it and deliver.
He told me they were before on Palolem beach but it got too busy and they moved to this jungle just little above Agonda beach. It's quiet, calm and relaxing. While waiting for the food you can chill with a smoothie of some sort or a "power juice". Incredible. There's also a house cat that will ask for some food when it wakes up, but will not take tofu or seitan coming from your plate - it eats only fish - so it will stay hungry be cause they have none. =)
So, Blue Planet is the perfect getaway for evey day lunch if you're relaxing on Agonda. The beach itself is peaceful and so beautiful and than you just take a ride (rikshaw lets say) up to BP an chill out some more with good healthy food. All in all it will cost you about the same if you would eat on the beach.
I went there twice and the second time I ate so much I was fasting for next 2 days.

Pros: delicious, very friendly, lower prices
Cons: not on the beach, long waiting, small parking space
Lintin
Lintin
4

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  • vegan

Liked it a lot

4 Posted on 01 / 29 / 2011

I really liked Blue Planet. We went there twice and each time the food was great & the staff were very friendly. I had a banana, vanilla & soya milk smoothie which was fab and the organic avocado salad with tofu scramble which was very tasty. The only downer is the location it's hard to reach without your own transport - the first time we used the infrequent bus service and the second we hired a scooter.

Pros: good healthy food, soya smoothies, vegan cake
Cons: location - need own transport
Tomothy
Tomothy
9

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  • vegan

One of the best restaurants

4 Posted on 02 / 13 / 2010

This restaurant is fantastic. Almost vegan, and aiming for veganism. Owned by a lovely local Indian family who speak great English. They make soy milk from organic beans(apparently - but I am not certain) and soy yoghurt and tofu. This is the only place I've been able to get a vegan mango lassie in India. The strawberry soy lassie is also wonderful. The tofu is a bit bland but all the dishes come with amazing dips, hummus, dressings, pesto etc. There is a great range of raw salads and juices and the water is fine. I drank it the whole time I was in Goa and didn't get sick. There are vegan cakes as well, some gluten and sugar free. Blue Planet is moving to a new location soon where it will become even better and hopefully all vegan!

Pros: vegan cakes, vegan yoghurt, fresh salads
Cons: not 100% vegan

 

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