Great news for the self-catering crowd. Most Athenian supermarkets now stock plant-based milks, vegan cheeses and meat substitutes like tofu. Shopping for more than just the basics? Stock up at Bamboo Vegan in Exarchia, a pioneering mini-market and café with a wide range of locally-sourced and imported vegan produce. There’s everything from meat substitutes such as tofu, seitan and tempeh to organic cereals, pulses and other health foods, as well as vegan cosmetics, detergents and cleaners (and a handy café to get your fair trade brew).
Nearby, Bioway is another mini-market catering primarily to vegans and other health-conscious shoppers, with many ingredients that are tricky to find elsewhere, such as pomegranate molasses or the more obscure plant-based milks (such as pea milk).