Vegan Greek Cuisine Guide

Vegan Greek Cuisine Guide

“You don’t eat no meat?” This is one of the most famous lines in the beloved film My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Although Andrea Martin’s iconic performance as a Greek woman in shock that her future nephew-in-law is a vegetarian is certainly funny, in reality John Corbett’s Ian would have been able to enjoy many Greek dishes. The same can be said for vegan diners looking to enjoy authentic Greek cuisine. 

What is a Vegan Diet?

A vegan diet eliminates all animal products and instead focuses on plant-based foods and beverages. Ultimately, the goal is to eliminate the use and harm of living beings. All meat, poultry, fish, and dairy are taken off the menu and replaced with vegetables, fruits, beans, nuts, and grains. Like any dietary change, veganism may take some time to get used to. However, more and more restaurants are offering plant-based options. Fortunately, many of Go Greek’s authentic dishes are already vegan and ready to eat. 

Building Your Own Greek Salad

Some great nutritious options for vegans dining at Go Greek are our highly customizable salads. When you step into the restaurant you will see a wide variety of vegetables and grains behind the counter. Our staff will build you your own 100 percent vegan salad for you to enjoy. Although our menu advertises certain salads with dairy like feta cheese, all salads are available with modifications. You can substitute dairy and meat for chickpeas, whole wheat berry grains, and many more fresh, delicious ingredients. The combinations are seemingly endless!

Hummus

Hummus is a great staple for vegans. It’s a great source of protein, making it the perfect spread for a small meal, appetizer, or snack when paired with vegetables or pita. Even if you’re on the go, hummus is a mobile and convenient way to stay satisfied throughout the day. 

Melitzana

Melitzana is another delicious Greek vegan spread. Go Greek’s authentic recipe includes roasted eggplant, fire roasted bell peppers, and parsley. Like hummus, you can enjoy with pita or fresh vegetables. Although eggplants [http://justfunfacts.com/interesting-facts-about-eggplants/] are said to have originated in India, they are a popular vegetable in Greece. Their hearty texture makes them a great choice for a meat substitute. 

Lentil Soup

Lentil Soup

Go Greek’s Vegan Lentil Soup is a delicious dish to fill you up and keep you warm in the colder months. The soup features a homemade vegetable broth and, of course, green lentils. Green lentils, compared to brown and red, have a robust, peppery flavor. 

Tasty Sides

Dolmades

Dolmades are stuffed grape leaves. Although some recipes include meat or an egg-lemon sauce, they can easily be made for vegan diners with a simple recipe of grape leaves, rice, olive oil, and dill and other herbs.  

Beet Salad

Beet Salad

If you’re visiting Go Greek you’re going to want to check out the beet salad. This mouthwatering salad is wonderful as a side dish, but can also be enjoyed on top of a salad as well. 

Roasted Lemon Potatoes

While you may not get all your daily nutritional needs from potatoes, they are a delicious side dish to indulge in! Greek roasted lemon potatoes are cherished by Greek residents and Americans alike. 

Enjoy a Wide Variety of Authentic Greek Vegan Cuisine at Go Greek!

At Go Greek we never want our guests to feel limited in their choices. We are proud to offer a variety of vegetarian and vegan options that are satisfying and delicious. Contact us today if you have any questions about our menu or stop by the store and our experience authentic Greek cuisine in person!