The World's Best Vegan Restaurant Is In Greece & Here's What It's Like To Eat There

They've got "the most amazing vegan gyro there ever was."

Senior Global Editor
The World's Best Vegan Restaurant Is In Greece & Here's What It's Like To Eat There

No one does gyros like the Greeks — and that includes vegan gyros, too.

The absolute best vegan restaurant in the world is a little spot called Vegan Beat in Athens, according to Tripadvisor's 2021 Traveler's Choice Awards.

Vegan Beat topped Tripadvisor's annual best of the best awards after racking up a ton of rave reviews for its extra-healthy take on the Mediterranean diet.

The restaurant makes an incredible mushroom gyro that will put any meat-based equivalent to shame, according to one of the many glowing reviews on Tripadvisor.

And while many places will simply do fries, the folks at Vegan Beat take it up a notch with a super crispy spiral potato covered in spices.

They've also got a low-key amazing lemonade and super-friendly staff.

Visitors say there's not much room to eat inside the restaurant but it's the perfect grab-and-go meal if you're a tourist in the city.

It might be a bit late to celebrate World Vegan Day with a quick flight to Athens, but there are a bunch of other incredible vegan restaurants on Tripadvisor's global list.

Here's the full list:

  1. Vegan Beat - Athens, Greece
  2. Blu Bar - Barcelona, Spain
  3. Cosmic Kitchen - Plymouth, U.K.
  4. Scoop 'n Dough - Lisbon, Portugal
  5. Twelve Eatery - Bournemouth, U.K.
  6. EFE Macrobiotic World - Rawai, Thailand
  7. Alquimia - Campos do Jordao, Brazil
  8. Arte Sano - Holbox Island, Mexico
  9. Kunda Cafe - Chiang Rai, Thailand
  10. Hum Vegetarian Cafe & Restaurant - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  11. Ark - Copenhagen, Denmark
  12. Green Point - Cusco, Peru
  13. Souls - Copenhagen, Denmark
  14. Chia Vegan Kitchen - Cusco, Peru
  15. To Marouli - Rhodes Town, Greece
  16. La Bruja - Antigua, Guatemala
  17. Moksa Ubud Plant-based Cuisine & Permaculture Garden - Ubud, Indonesia
  18. Cavo Bistrot - Cagliari, Italy
  19. Full Bloom Vegan - Miami Beach, Florida
  20. Vegan Zone Hoi An - Hoi An, Vietnam

Before you get going, check out our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your adventure.

Josh Elliott
Senior Global Editor
Josh Elliott is a Senior Editor for Narcity’s Global Desk focused on celebrity interviews and is based in Toronto, Ontario.
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