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Vegan food in Athens

12 February 2020

Until recently there was an impression that vegetarian and vegan dishes were boring and unattractive with not many options and combinations. Today there is no doubt that the biggest trend in the world of gastronomy and nutrition, in general, is one: the shift to a more plant-based diet! We're already seeing it in Athens, with restaurants and street food spots turning to vegan..ization! Here are our favorite places for purely vegan food in Athens, handpicked and tried by the local team of Greek TravelTellers!

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Decoration of the vegan restaurant Winners / Source: Winners

1. Vegan Beat

Situated on Perikleous street, at the number 56, just a breath away from Syntagma and Monastiraki square, you will find The Vegan Beat. There, you will find a vegan burger, clearly, but also a skewer with a round of mushrooms, lots of sweets and lots of other goodies. Even if you are not vegan, it is a very good choice if you are looking for good food in the area, as it is not that easy to find something really good with value. It is an ideal introduction for those who want to experience the magical and highly creative world of plant-based cuisine!

Perks! Being just a few steps away from Monastiraki square, it can be your lunch destination after exploring the site of Ancient Agora and the Temple of Hephaestus or the Roman Agora and the Tower of Winds. After your batteries are fully charged again, you can find your way to the picturesque alleys of Plaka and Anafiotika, located a few steps further.

Price range: $$
Vibe: friendly and local

Veganism in Athens

2. Roots Foods & Culture

Another delicious and very friendly vegan spot in Athens is Roots, located at 2 Kapodistriou street, about 15 minutes walking from Athens city center. In its menu, you will find delicious burgers with lime and ginger peanut patty or red beans, soy sausages, tofu burgers as well as tofu brownies, mashed potatoes or fried sweet potatoes to name a few of the delicacies they offer. It’s a new vegan street food spot, which will unfold a whole new world of flavors for you!

Perks! Ideal vegan destination after a lot of walking in the colorful streets of Exarcheia neighborhood, marveling at the masterpieces of local street artists. After your stomach is full, take a 5’ walk to the National Archaeological Museum of Athens for a tour of the ancient mysteries and secrets its artifacts hold.

Price range: $
Vibe: casual and friendly

Vegan burger

3. Peas Vegan & Raw Food

Located at 40 Falirou street, under the shadow of Acropolis, Peas is a place built within a peaceful and harmonious world. That peace and transformation come from the beautiful serene interior and the strictly vegan food served at your table. It offers fast and delicious vegan food with top quality raw materials at affordable prices. The owners also try to minimize energy consumption by avoiding plastic, choosing environmentally friendly packaging and promoting the idea of 're-use'!

Perks! Head to Peas for lunch after a morning Acropolis mythology tour and then head to Koukaki, a vibrant neighborhood of Athens to explore its local vibes and cafés.

Price range: $$
Vibe: relaxing and refreshing

Vegan food spot near Acropolis

4. Veganaki

Laying in the shadow of the colossal columns of Olympian Zeus’ Temple, you will find Veganaki at 38 Athanasiou Diakou street, just across Saint Fotini’s Church. This Athenian vegan place offers you soups, Arabic pies, sandwiches, salads, natural juices, cakes, sweets, healthy and many more tasty recipes from early in the morning till late in the evening. So, whether you are heading there for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner, they will always have a warm meal to offer to you. Some of its most popular dishes are falafel (baked in the oven), vegan moussaka and vegan pastitsio. All homemade and served in a nice environment!

Perks! Discover your inner athlete at the Panathenaic Stadium before heading to Veganaki for a recharge. Then walk by the mighty Olympian Zeus and stroll inside the maze-like alleys of the National Gardens to find serenity and peacefulness in this oasis.

Price range: $$
Vibe: street-style and friendly

Vegan moussaka is served inside

5. Mystic Vegan

In the heart of the multi-dimensional Exarcheia district, at 76 Emmanouil Benaki street, you can enjoy a healthy vegan dinner in Mystic. In the menu, you can come across Greek and Mediterranean flavors and of course the famous mystic pizzas, vegan style! At the same time, the grocery shelves will host a good range of cannabis products - nuts, butter, oil - and gluten-free or organic products. Its specialty is the spaghetti vegan bolognese! The decoration fits into the vintage style of the 60s with matching tables and chairs in nostalgic pastel colors!

Perks! Start your walk from Syntagma square, head toward Kolonaki and discover the ‘rich’ neighborhood of central Athens, before entering the edgy world of Exarcheia with its alternative vibes.

Price range: $
Vibe: cozy and vintage

Vegan dinner in Athens

6. Winners Vegan

Just opened! Winners is the new hot vegan place in town. You will find it at 27 Nikis street, next to Syntagma square. If you are looking for a bit more sophisticated and gourmet vegan cuisine, this is your spot! It has been preparing the menu for a year now and the dishes have exceeded our expectations. All beautifully presented and all made with the same 95% organic products. Some of its dishes are a bit spicier than Greeks are used to, so make sure to ask before you order if you are not a ‘spicy’ person.

Perks! Watch the Changing of Guard which takes place every hour in front of the Greek Parliament, take your photos with the evzones and then walk to Winners for a delicious vegan lunch before you continue your discovery tour in the city of wonders.

Price range: $$$
Vibe: warm and sophisticated

Vegan dessert

7. Bamboo Vegan

Bamboo Vegan is located in 102 Solonos street and is the first exclusively vegan mini-market in Greece, operating since 2012! Bamboo Vegan was started by two young people, with the vision of making vegan nutrition more easily accessible to all. Over time, the group has grown with friends and partners now sharing the same vision and trying to spread the vegan lifestyle. In the store, you will find many vegan nutrition products, such as cheese, meat, legume & cereal substitutes, vegetable milk, pastries, snacks, and more. You will also find freshly prepared vegan foods, such as sandwiches and vegetarian savory pies (vegan cheese pie, sausage pie, etc.) but also information for those who want to learn more about the vegan lifestyle!

Perks! The shop is located just above the Panepistimio metro station, so make sure to admire the neoclassical building of the Athens Trilogy: the National Library, the University of Athens and the National Academy. Across the street, you will find the Korai Arcade with an underground museum, art gallery, cafés and the oldest movie cinema in Athens!

Price range: $$
Vibe: alternative and street-style

Vegan market in Athens

8. Kakau Worship

Yes, you guessed it right! For all chocolate lovers out there this can become your paradise! Located at 4 Fedrou street, Kakau Worship has created a unique place to enjoy pure and authentic chocolate! It was established through a long-standing friendship between two young people. They discovered cocoa culture in South America, where they were trained in the production of homemade chocolate. Today in Athens, their lab specializes in the processing of cocoa and the production of chocolate from cocoa beans in strict adherence to fair trade policies. Organic, handmade, vegan chocolate with very carefully chosen raw materials!

Perks! After spending a beautiful and serene morning of exploration in the National Gardens behind Syntagma square, head to Kakau Worship to get an energy boost. Then, walk to Panathenaic Stadium to fill the Olympic Games’ vibe and release your energy in its running court. If you are a lover of Art pay a visit to the new Museum of Modern Art, a jewel in the Athenian art scene, just a few meters away from this vegan spot!

Price range: $$
Vibe: warm and sweet

You may also like: Best Places to Eat in Athens - Food Guide (by Locals)

Vegan chocolate

If you are looking for more tips and perks about your time in Athens, have a look at our blog. Athens, although known mostly for its history and monuments, offers many alternative things to do. If you have only a couple of days in Athens read our insider guide on how to spend 48 hours in Athens like a local.

Disclaimer: We have no affiliation with the above stores and this is not a paid advertisement. Each of the above vegan spots in Athens is included in our article because we have personally tried it and really liked its food and service.

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