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seleanor

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I have a vegan friend who is a bit nervous about traveling to Greece. Does anyone know if there are any vegan options, especially in the touristy spots? Thanks
 
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One of my nieces is vegan and she doesn't struggle too much. There are a lot of health food stores in Greece that carry vegan options. Tavernas are a bit more challenging because they have so much meat, but if you ask for lenten food they usually have a few options
 
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Laura48

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I holiday in Greece several times a year (apart from 2020 obviously) and things have come a huge way. I tend to holiday mostly in Pefkos, Rhodes, so will focus on that, there’s places there with specifically vegan dishes, some with whole menus, but I know you can also do well elsewhere on the island.

La Piazza does gorgeous eat in or take away pizza which can be made with Violife cheese and garlic bread with olive oil.

Most places do gemista and pasta arrabiata Or with veg. One of the restaurants (easily findable when you wander the main drag) has a separate menu with vegan stifado and about 4 other choices, everything we tried was delicious. This is a snapshot, but you’ll be able to negotiate something pretty much anywhere in this resort.

The supermarkets generally have dairy-free milk, Vitalite, spinach and potato pasties, Alpro yoghurts and milkshakes, pita breads, hummus, fruit, veg.

In Rhodes Town, my friend runs the veg/vgn restaurant To Marouli whilst also dedicating herself to the rescue and well-being of the island’s stray cat and dog population. Another friend who runs another of the island’s animal welfare charities lives in Lardos and takes us into the hills when we visit, ensuring we get local accidentally vegan tapas dishes, such as local greens and aubergine fritters. Be careful ordering things like dolmades and gemista, these might contain meat if you aren’t clear, but there’s no language issues and most people I’ve encountered know what vegan means.

In Corfu in 2017 we stayed at Paleokastritsa which was very limited in places to eat. However, we dined every night at the gorgeous Gran Aladino and could’ve had a different meal every night if we chose, plus desserts including chocolate avocado mousse with squirty cream! We also had vegan ice creams in Muka Muka, Corfu Town.

I’ve holidayed and survived elsewhere, but these are the main places where we’ve eaten well.
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seleanor

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I holiday in Greece several times a year (apart from 2020 obviously) and things have come a huge way. I tend to holiday mostly in Pefkos, Rhodes, so will focus on that, there’s places there with specifically vegan dishes, some with whole menus, but I know you can also do well elsewhere on the island.

La Piazza does gorgeous eat in or take away pizza which can be made with Violife cheese and garlic bread with olive oil.

Most places do gemista and pasta arrabiata Or with veg. One of the restaurants (easily findable when you wander the main drag) has a separate menu with vegan stifado and about 4 other choices, everything we tried was delicious. This is a snapshot, but you’ll be able to negotiate something pretty much anywhere in this resort.

The supermarkets generally have dairy-free milk, Vitalite, spinach and potato pasties, Alpro yoghurts and milkshakes, pita breads, hummus, fruit, veg.

In Rhodes Town, my friend runs the veg/vgn restaurant To Marouli whilst also dedicating herself to the rescue and well-being of the island’s stray cat and dog population. Another friend who runs another of the island’s animal welfare charities lives in Lardos and takes us into the hills when we visit, ensuring we get local accidentally vegan tapas dishes, such as local greens and aubergine fritters. Be careful ordering things like dolmades and gemista, these might contain meat if you aren’t clear, but there’s no language issues and most people I’ve encountered know what vegan means.

In Corfu in 2017 we stayed at Paleokastritsa which was very limited in places to eat. However, we dined every night at the gorgeous Gran Aladino and could’ve had a different meal every night if we chose, plus desserts including chocolate avocado mousse with squirty cream! We also had vegan ice creams in Muka Muka, Corfu Town.

I’ve holidayed and survived elsewhere, but these are the main places where we’ve eaten well.
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Wow thank you so much for your comment! La Piazza sounds amazing I will definitely check it out, I think my friend would love it!! And I love that To Marouli is also an animal rescue. It's so nice to see more and more socially conscious restaurants around the world and especially in Greece. And you make such a good point! If anyone is vegan they should make sure that they know how to a few words in Greek so that there isn't any miscommunication
 
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Hash

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I have a vegan friend who is a bit nervous about traveling to Greece. Does anyone know if there are any vegan options, especially in the touristy spots? Thanks
I lived in Mykonos Greece for over 25 years and have travelled extensively....I have never had any problems in finding vegetarian food in restaurants.... Aubergine salad, Aubergine from the oven in tomatoes, potatoes and courgettes from the oven, abundance of salads, lady's fingers from the oven, potato salad,the list is endless...... Makes me want to go.... but we can't travel yet... Kalley Mera from Thailand...
 

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I lived in Mykonos Greece for over 25 years and have travelled extensively....I have never had any problems in finding vegetarian food in restaurants.... Aubergine salad, Aubergine from the oven in tomatoes, potatoes and courgettes from the oven, abundance of salads, lady's fingers from the oven, potato salad,the list is endless...... Makes me want to go.... but we can't travel yet... Kalley Mera from Thailand...
Yeah salads are some of your best bet in Greece! Just ask for without feta
 
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Hash

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I forgot the giant beans from the oven,Fava yellow lentil purée with raw onions and dash of olive oil and lemon 🍋...... beetroots in garlic and lemon juice.... potato salad with capers and parsley.... Oh the list is endless...then they will have their own island and regional dishes, stuffed tomatoes with courgettes and onions parsley and rosemary❤️
 

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