Vegan Athens: A Local's Guide to Vegan Cafes & Restaurants in Athens

As plant-based diets are on the rise around the world, Athens is becoming increasingly vegan friendly with more and more plant-based cafes and restaurants popping up around the city.

Acropolis

Greece is the country of sun, diverse and beautiful nature, welcoming people as well as great food. There's a slight misconception about the Greek cuisine though, as many consider it to be meat-centric. In reality however, most tradition Greek dishes found in Tavernas - low-cost restaurants - are, if not completely vegan, at least vegetarian with the option to be made vegan.


Athens, being the capital and biggest city of Greece has been following along the world wide trend of hip, alternative and plant-based cafes and restaurants, offering a variety of plant-based dishes both traditional Greek as well as international.


In most cafes in Athens nowadays, plant-based mylks are usually available even if only soy or almond and pretty much every taverna or restaurant has a few vegan options.


If you want to head straight to the best Vegan cafes and restaurants though, then you've come to the right place!



UPDATE: Half way through writing this article, a new lockdown was introduced in Athens. However, luckily enough, most of the cafes mentioned offer take away and delivery, so you can enjoy their delicious goodies even at home.



Plant-Based Drinks & Bites

Some of these, unfortunately, are not 100% vegan as they might still offer cow's milk or snacks with butter or cheese, so it's always best to double check.



Anana Coffee|Food

Praxitelous 33, Athina, 105 60 (Map)

In the heart of Athens this hip and well designed cafe, offers great coffee with all the plant-based mylks, vegan desserts and enough space to spend a day working on your laptop or reading a book. Lovely atmosphere and friendly staff make it extra cozy.


Must Try: Their cold brew coffee and the Chocolate Tart



To Bazaki

Aristotelous 33, Chalandri 152 34 (Map)

If you find yourself wandering around Chalandri, then a stop at this health focused, mostly plant-based juice bar/cafe/restaurant is highly recommended. They also have a hidden garden at the back which is nice to sit and enjoy your lunch.


Must try: Charcoal protein smoothie


Joshua Tree

Anapafseos 13, Athina 116 36 (Map)

This upcoming diner-style cafe and snack bar is worth visiting. Open day to night 7 days a week, it's a great spot for meetings, hanging out or doing work.


Must try: Their cold turmeric drink and sweet potato fries.



Plant-Based Eats

Fully vegetarian and mostly vegan restaurants and snack bars to satisfy even the most picky eaters!