12 Lissiou & Mnissikleous Street
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Greece΄s First Vegetarian Restaurant
Eden has a large menu of traditional Greek foods that have been made vegetarian. It has numerous vegan items on the menu as well, not to mention freshly squeezed fruit juices and organic soda. It is conveniently located on the trail on the way up to the ancient Acropolis and Parthenon. It is also one of the few Greek restaurants with a non-smoking section.
on Sep 8 04
(last updated Oct 28 12)
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A complete menu with many Greek options (such as gluten-based souvlaki). The waiters spoke English when I visited. The menu had a marking for vegan items, which was nice - probably in response to many requests. Very clean, with a nice assortment of framed posters and other artwork on the walls.
This place is a great find in a very un-vegetarian-friendly country. Although it is a bit tough to figure out which items on the menu are vegan (the restaurant was actually founded by an American in the 1980΄s, but the waiters speak broken English), vegan options do exist here, unlike 99% of the other restaurants in Athens. The cuisine consists of vegetarian versions of national Greek dishes, including a soy substitute in dishes that ordinarily contain beef or mutton. The restaurant is very clean and it is air conditioned (another big advantage). It also has separate smoking and non-smoking sections, which seems to be a lot less common in Greece than it is in the United States. Best of all, they squeeze their own fresh fruit juice and have organic sodas and wines. It is located in Plaka, which is a huge tourist area, filled with outdoor markets that line the trail up to the ancient acropolis and Parthenon. Eden is a godsend for any vegetarian or vegan travelling in Greece.
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Along the racetrack on the way up to the Parthenon and ancient Acropolis
$ - inexpensive