Santorini’s Best Greek Food dishes
Santorini is the island that conquers our imagination and dreams long before it captures our gaze. Its imposing natural beauty and it’s unreal Architecture, its renowned sunset but equally impressive sunrise are breathtaking as soon as the traveler sets foot at this Thera. In addition, Santorini’s authentic Vegan Cusine it’s mouthwatering! The island has a few traditional Greek Food ones.
Tomatokeftedes – “Meat” Balls
Those round flatten balls are made from the small thick-skinned tomato. These cherry tomatoes tend to be disappeared. Only one factory is still working. Tourism replaced the production of it. It is unlikely that you would find similar tomatoes anywhere else in Greece. What makes them unique is that are waterless and that they keep all the sweetness inside. This product has come from Italy at the time when the island was owned by the Venetians.
You can find them, in every Restaurant in Santorini and they are absolutely delicious!!!! I couldn’t resist to eat them every day.
Just make sure that does NOT contain fish. In a few places, they add fish on the mix.
Fava (Broad Beans)
A summer delicious dish! You can find a few stuffed veggies. The most common is eggplants, peppers, and tomatoes. But few restaurants have zucchini and potato also. My favorite summer dish! Just make sure is only filled with rice and not minced meat. In some places they put meat on them.
– RESTAURANTS –
– THIRA AREA –
A nice Bakery to enjoy your breakfast! Here you can find a few baked goods as the Greek traditional raisin bread. (Stafidopsomo in Greek). They also have a coffee stand and tables outside. Ask them for Nistisima goodies (This is how we call the Vegan products in Greece).
– KARTERADOS VILLAGE –
Nice freshly made Sandwiches. I filled it with cucumbers, tomato, red peppers, olives, and mushrooms. Tossed with mustard sauce. Accompanied by fresh orange juice. The couple that has this small cafe are very friendly! Ask them about places to visit around and they will give you the best places in Santorini. Here you can also have fresh fruit salads.
– PYRGOS VILLAGE –
This Bakery is on the main road of Pyrgos coming from Fira and its one of the best in Pyrgos! Fresh delicious morning products served every day by a beautiful lady. I tried the Loukoumas (round/sugary one) and three flavors of breadsticks (corn, brown flour and sun-dried tomato). Loved all of them!
– OIA AREA-
Katharos Lounge is a Vegan / Vegetarian Restaurant 20 minutes walk away from OIA center. Many of restaurants guests often refer to Katharos Lounge as a unique place. It is indeed! The scenery, the sunset view, the surrounding, the food, the staff. Everything is magic! Their menu has Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten Free options. I suggest you visit it during sunset. Together with the food try their excellent Vinsando wine. Highly recommended! Regarding the Greek Vegan Food, I have tried the Bruschetta topped with peas, cherry tomatoes, and peas. An explosion of various tastes in my mouth.
– FIRA –
The best falafel in whole Santorini! Crunchy outside, juicy inside and with hummus! Generally, the majority of the shops that serve falafel their sauce is not hummus but tzatziki. FalafeLAND serves hummus. Try it out. It is located 5 minutes walk from the main square, on the main road.
Another place where you can find falafel but they do not have hummus. Instead, I put mustard and ketchup. Not really an original falafel wrap but it was a nice.
Bayiatiko – Vegan Friendly
Delicious Tomatokeftedes wrap! Ok honestly, after Falafel, this was the BEST wrap, I had in whole Santorini. The tomatokeftedes is the King here! Crunchy outside and juicy inside. Make me a favor, and GO to try them out. It is in the main square.
Asia Club’s chefs prepare creative and innovative dishes to create the ultimate collection and delivery experience. They take great pride in using only the freshest, quality ingredients to create flavorful dishes that reflect the varied taste of Chinese, Japanese, Thai. Asia Club service is fast and the staff is very friendly. With a menu that is influenced by traditional Chinese, Japanese, Thai, you’re sure to find what you want to eat as a Vegan meal!
I have tried their fried rice and its a dish that should not be missed! If you like spicy food, like me, ask for extra chilly! You can find in the Fira, Main Square.
– EXO GONIA –
– Perissa –
What a great place! It’s right on the beach and here you can find food all day long. Just relax and here you can enjoy delicious cocktails, smoothies, huge salads, traditional Greek beans as beans, good music, nice alternative decoration, and extremely nice staff!
A nice pastry shop with polite staff and unique Vegan ice cream flavors in the middle of Fira, near the caldera. I tried the raspberry οne and it had a velvety texture, was not so sweet and with bittersweet flavor. Loved it! They have quite a few other Vegan flavors to try.
Are you visiting another place in Greece? Here you will find a guide about Greek foods and what to know before your Greek trip.
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