In Thessaloniki, the city of pitogyro, it’s not that easy for a herbivore like myself to find a decent meal. Especially in Athonos, where Roots is located, an area with lots of taverns serving mostly meat, a vegetarian restaurant is a bold move.
Nevertheless, in Roots something amazing happened, for the first time I opened the menu and didn’t need to flip through all the pages until I found something I’d love to eat. Red peppers stuffed with feta cheese, roasted vegetables, salads with lentils or katiki Domokou (super yummy cheese), smoothies with veggies and lots more, everything mouthwatering and suitable for a vegetarian or vegan diet.
What made me even happier was noticing that the groups of people visiting were not just alternative twenty-somethings, but families with kids and old couples giving different tastes a try. If you come here with a big group I suggest heading straight to the attic-like second floor, very cute. I also recommend bringing your carnivorous friends along, you won’t regret it, they will leave stuffed and satisfied and maybe next time it will be easier to have them follow you into a vegetarian restaurant.