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Craving vegetarian food in Athens? You’ve got plenty of choices, from custom-made salads to exotic Middle Eastern dishes.

It

It is the full package: beautiful space and great food.

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Feyrouz is one of our favorite Middle Eastern spots in the city.

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Feyrouz

Cookoomela Grill

It looks like just another run-of–the-mill souvlaki joint. But Cookoomela Grill is busy re-inventing Athens’ most famous street food. Their delicious vegetarian souvlaki are built around the Cookoomela mushroom tribe. Bestsellers are the Red Amanita with avocado, vegan mayonnaise and tomato salsa, and the Cookoomela Kebab with lentils, tomato salsa and almond cream, both at bargain prices. The chips, fried in cold-pressed 80% virgin olive oil, deserve a shout-out too, along with the eco-savvy biodegradable wrappings.  

Even carnivores will appreciate a vegetarian plate this delicious.

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Avocado

Mellow Avocado is one of the oldest vegetarian cafes in Athens. It’s owned by the founder of NYSY Yoga and Pilates studio across the street, so expect lots of toned, honed regulars nibbling on healthy salads, veggie paella, coconut-rich curries, and stir fries. Bread is baked in-house, wines are organic, and the juices deliciously zingy. Our favourite drink is the ginger and passionfruit smoothie.

Local Green Organica

You’ll feel healthier just by stepping inside this fashionable new lunch spot in zippy Perikleous Street. The décor has all the zing of biting into a crisp green apple: from the Scandi-cool woodwork to the hanging pot plants and feature wall of fresh produce. Everything looks as clean as a whistle too. Polish off an enormous Portobello mushroom and tofu wrap (two could easily share); a curry cauliflower bowl with toasted almonds, raisins and aged balsamic; or build your own dream salad bowl from an evolving menu that specialises in raw local ingredients. Refresh with the cucumber, ginger and lime brew. It's the perfect tonic to a steamy Athens day. We also love how Local Green sits cheek-to-cheek with the classic taverna next door. It really brings home how old and new Athens are happily sharing the same stage these days.

"The décor has all the zing of biting into a crisp green apple."

Shadow play inside at Baba Ghanoush.

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Baba Ghanoush

Mama Tierra

A vegetarian plate at Mama Tierra.

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We're coming to Nice N Easy for the food and the beach.

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Nice n Easy Seaside

To Vazaki

We'd love to sink into the pillows in this lovely space.

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