Vegan Eats in Athens - Our Top Ten Picks

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Ahh, Greece — the land of white sands, island living and plenty of vegan eats. Vacationing vegans have lots to choose from; we make it easy on you by pointing out the true standouts. From refreshing freddos to sweet and fluffy lukumades, these Greece-y (sorry!), savory and healthy delights are not to be missed!

1. Lime Bistro – Vegan, Raw

Address: Dekeleon 23, Athina 118 54, Greece
Phone: +30 21 0347 4423

 

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Perhaps the most sophisticated pick out of our list, Lime Bistro excels in both unique tasting fare and an intimate, lounge-y vibe. The mushroom gyro, mac royale and banofee cake are standout picks, accompanied by all-homemade sauces and condiments. Raw menu items are also available. Small backyard garden seating available.

2. Veganaki – Vegan

Address: 38 Athanasiou Diakou | Kallirois, Athens 117 43, Greece
Phone: +30 21 0924 4322

 

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A charming little cafe that serves up both classic Greek dishes and typical deli fare, all with quality ingredients. Don’t miss their highly-rated falafel wrap, rotating vegan desserts and variety of savory pies. Reviewers rave about the excellent customer service, so be sure to stop by!

3. Vegan Nation – Vegan

Address: Ermou 86, Athens 10554, Greece
Phone: +30 21 0322 6226

 

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A cute cafe with a lot of heart, Vegan Nation prides itself on fresh, homemade fare. Greek cuisine shines in their menu, which includes souvlaki, moussaka and kofta, all made on the same day. They also serve a variety of vegan desserts, including cheesecake, chocolate mousse and tiramisu. Talk about tasty!

4. Avocado – Vegetarian

Address: Nikis 30, Syntagma 10557 Athens
Phone: +30 210 32 37 878

 

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Fresh, wholesome ingredients and a flair for healthy eating all collide at Avocado, a restaurant that serves up all manner of delicious plant-based dishes. Pasta, pizza, sandwiches and macrobiotic plates deliver filling nutrients at reasonable, tasty prices. Check out their vegan jasmine pasta dish; a twist on pasta bolognese, the koula panini and the vibrant vegan pizza. Finish it off with their raw chocolate tart, a naturally sweetened confection made with cacao, avocado, coconut oil and an almond-date crust.

5. Healthy Bites – Vegetarian

Address: Panepistimiou 25, Athens, Greece, 10564
Phone: +30 21 0321 1375

 

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Whether you’re eating in or just stopping by to pick up a bite, Healthy Bites delivers on taste, quality and selection. We loved the vegan moussaka, gyros and spinach pies. Healthy Bites stays true to the Greek flavor profiles in their cooking, certainly deserving of a pit stop (or two!). Daily specials and brunch menus change regularly.

6. Mama Tierra – Vegan

Address: 84 Akadimias, Athens 106 78, Greece
Phone: +30 21 1411 4420

 

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Wholesome, locally-sourced and oftentimes organic ingredients go into the magical creations of Mama Tierra. Open since 2015 and fully vegan since the beginning of 2018, this chic little cafe has highly praised falafel, moussaka and soutzoukakia, as well as decadent desserts like truffles, baklava and chocolate tarts.

7. Mystic Vegan – Vegan 

Address/Phone: depends on location

 

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With two locations around Athens, Mystic Pizza makes eating vegan easy and tasty. Each pizza is amply loaded with plenty of healthy toppings and stretchy vegan cheese, and the dough can be customized to preference (with a choice of hemp, spelt or regular flour base). Their popular vegan green pie is topped with vegan cheese, eggplant, olives, carrots and zucchini and is more than enough for a party of two. Also try their dessert, vegan kormos (chocolate sausage)!

8. Falafel House – Vegetarian

Address: Athinas 23, Athina 105 54, Greece
Phone: +30 21 0323 4183

 

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Diners here rave about the tasty, well-portioned falafel wraps and affordable prices. The hummus is also popular, with three different types, as well as their baba ghanoush. Seating is limited in this small cafe, though outdoor seats are available in warmer weather. Be sure to forgo their plastic utensils, as they give it to you whether you stay in or take out!

9. Koulourades – Veg-friendly

Address: Trion Ierarchon 72, Athens 11851, Greece
Phone: +30 21 0342 4510

 

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For anyone unfamiliar with Koulourades, we feel sorry for you — hurry up and get to know the delicious, toasty and carb-filled creations commonly known as Greece’s version of bagels. Though the spreads found in these old-school bakeries are likely not vegan, the Koulourades themselves are vegan. Snag one first thing in the morning, hot and fresh out of the oven for a breakfast you won’t forget anytime soon!

10. Lukumades – Veg-friendly

Address: Eolou 21 & Ag. Eirinis, 105 51 Athens, Greece
Phone: +30 210 3210880

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Lukumades are dreamy, soft and sweet balls of fried dough.

A traditional Greek treat gets a modern upgrade at Lukumades, a cafe with its namesake. Lukumades are fluffy, deep-fried dough balls (similar to zeppoles, their Italian counterpart) that are topped with sugar, chocolate and, traditionally, Greek honey and cinnamon sugar. Vegans can opt instead for icing sugar in order to avoid the honey. Lukumades cafe has also added injected fillings to spice up the sweets, all of which are not vegan-friendly but are vegetarian.

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