There are a lot of reasons to consider a vacation to Athens, Greece. The culture, the ancient history, the nightlife, and especially the cuisine are all valid reasons to consider this as a tourist destination. Surprisingly enough, for those individuals that are following the Vegan and/or Vegetarian lifestyle, the city of Athens has a lot to offer. There is not only a nice assortment of these types of dining establishments but there are bakeries, catering, and health food venues that cater to this lifestyle. Here are our choices for the best of the best where veggie restaurants in Athens are concerned.
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Glikiarmonia – all raw yet Vegan friendly fare is what you can expect here at this dining venue. It’s a combination of Greek and Western cuisine yet it is some of the best you will find in Athens. This is a “delivery only” establishment so you need to know that right up front. You can have any of the entrées on the menu delivered to your hotel or place of lodging. The menu features raw Greek dishes and traditional sweets that are all prepared in Vegan fashion. They do have a website in both English and Greek language so you can call or go online and arrange your meal before having it delivered.
Panepistimiou – this Vegan-friendly establishment is pretty much the best of all worlds and even has a health food market located right next door to the restaurant. You have the option of choosing vegetarian entrées from the buffet, or you can select what you want from a combination delivery, fast-food, and take-out menu if you would rather dine in the comfort of your hotel room.
Meson el Mirador – if Greek vegetarian is not what you are looking for, you might enjoy the international mix of Mexican and other international cuisine that is offered at this dining establishment. Although it is not 100% vegetarian, they do feature Lacto entrées as well as some of the better Greek beers and wines to enjoy with your meal.
Mystic Pizza – you wouldn’t think that this establishment would offer anything conducive to the Vegan/Vegetarian lifestyle but it actually does. Although, they are not totally 100% Vegan/Vegetarian, you can find Italian cuisine that is Lacto and Ovo oriented. Despite the fact that they do serve entrées with meat, you might be interested to know that one of the ingredients in their different dishes is organic cannabis sativa (marijuana).
All about Nature – if it is organic cosmetics, health foods, and vitamins that you are looking for, All about Nature has what you are searching for. It is located behind the Marousi post office and is an organic health foods specialty shop so you can find those types of ingredients there on a regular basis.
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