Nice vegan food options in Santorini, Greece
Being vegan is easier in certain parts of the world than others. Everyone has their favorite vegan treat, but when it comes to travelling, it’s certainly more challenging. No fear, today I’m sharing some Greek vegan food hacks – really nice meals you can have right here on the island of Santorini!
Gemista are vegetables, usually tomatoes, zucchini, bell peppers or egg plant filled with rice. It is a very heart warming and filling dish that highlights some of the best mediterranean flavors and makes use of our fine olive oil. One thing to remember – ask if these are vegetarian, some taverns like to put a bit of meet in theirs.
This one follows pretty much the same stuffing logic, but makes use of something more exotic – the rice and herb mix is stuffed in a fresh grape leaf. Perfect chance to try out something new ;)
Basically these are oven-baked vegetables with a mediterranean twist – the herbs and spices used on them differ a bit from place to place, but you can be sure it takes out the best in the vegetables they are baking at the time of the year.
Greek salad hack
Everyone knows about Greek salad, of course. But the problem for vegans is one of the main ingridients – Feta cheese. But guess what, Greek salad is pretty fine without it! They will gladly exclude it, if you just ask.
Some bakery options
Of course, this depends from the place, but the two vegan things that are pretty much always there are spanakopita and kuluri. And then you can of course always ask for any other vegan options, and depending on the season you’re visiting they’ll have two or three more treats for you.
So these are the essentials for any vegan coming to Santorini. Let me know if you can think of some more!