Courtesy: Nice N Easy

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

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

Courtesy: Feyrouz

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.  

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 passion smoothie.

The Place by COCO-MAT.bike

A happy place is where the drinks are always cold and the shade is plentiful.

Photo: Myrto Kyritsi

Shadow play inside at Baba Ghanoush.

Courtesy: Baba Ghanoush

Baba Ghanoush

Mama Tierra

A vegetarian plate at Mama Tierra.

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"Polish off an enormous Portobello mushroom and tofu wrap (two could easily share); or build your own dream salad bowl from an evolving menu that specialises in raw local ingredients."

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