This hip little street food bar has been on this central corner for a long time, but only relatively recently did it commit to turning 100% vegan. They used to be called ‘Zachari & Alati’ (sugar & salt) but I suppose this name was giving out the wrong message, even though they were already vegetarian, so in 2018 they went through a complete overhaul. Now they’re back and better than ever (and closer to being zero waste than ever).
Veganaki, on top of being vegan, is all about healthy food. Don’t let that the fact that they’re considered ‘fast food’ fool you: their falafel aren’t the greasy balls you might expect to find elsewhere. Instead, these guys bake their goodies.
Last time I was there I tried their falafel alternative, the rovitsa, or mung bean, pita. I also got a chocolate-banana mousse. They were both delicious and relatively inexpensive, if you take the top quality as well as local source of their ingredients into account. I also definitely recommend the ‘plastos’, a kind of horta pita with corn flour, spinach and leek. It’s a must-try and surprisingly filling!
Perhaps best of all, for some folks at least: this spot is a discus’s throw from all the ancient stuff.