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Regional Information on Paros

Paros, Greece
Regional Notes - Events - Gatherings & Groups - Travel Information

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However, this has been discontinued due to inactivity.
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Visitor Notes:

Subject: 'Happy Green Cow Paros!'
Posted by Guest on: Wednesday, August 01, 2007 at 09:32 PM PST
OHMIGOD Just come on to this site to look for good food for our next adventure and seen the stuff for the Happy Green Cow Paros....
All we can say is if you are a Veggie or you just want a great meal and you are in any part of this world take a plane, then a boat, then you might find yourself in Paros, where you can chow down on some of the best Veggie fudd in the world EVER! + Have the house red wine (best in Greece & we've done a lot of Greece)......

P.S Don't wear shorts as they have plastic covers on the chairs, so you might find you're stuck there forever & they would just keep feeding you, & you would get very fat indeed!!

As you have taken the time to go to Paros you may as well go to the outdoor cinema to (They have a BAR)!!!

Subject: 'Paros'
Posted by flamekat on: Tuesday, May 08, 2007 at 06:36 AM PST
I studied abroad in Paroikia, Paros for 6 months, and I have spent several summers living and working on the island as well. Overall, Greece is a very easy country to be a vegetarian or a vegan in. I'm vegan, and never had any problems dining out. It's easier to dine out than in the States or the UK. Traditionally, Greek Orthodox fast from animal products during Lent, so there are plenty of TRADITIONAL vegan options. Not many countries can boast traditional foods for our diet!
My favorite is skordalia (translated as "garlic sauce", it is very pungent puree of potatoes or bread crumbs, raw garlic, olive oil, salt, and lemon juice/vinegar. It's delicious served with beetroot. Other vegan options include briam, which is very similar to ratatouille, although generally not as mushy, and usually includes potatoes; tomatoes and peppers stuffed with rice and herbs; fava (split pea dip topped with onions, capers, and kalamata olives); eggplant salad (ask, as many include mayonnaise); eggplant imam (some include cheese, however); Greek salad or horiatiki without the feta; oh, and I LOVE gigantes (giant beans in tomato sauce).
As I said, it's easy to be vegan, and even easier to be a vegetarian, and in tourist spots, restaurants are used to it. Although many Greeks don't really understand the concept, since they associate it with fasting.
Notes for Paros: Micro Cafe doesn't normally carry soy milk, but you can bring your own and ask them to use it. Happy Green Cow is not very vegan-friendly, but very popular with vegetarians and meat eaters alike. Levantis restaurant in the old town has some excellent veggie options, and is just a wonderful restaurant all around. But most of the tavernas have a wide enough selection of veggie stuff to suit anyone.

Subject: 'Naoussa'
Posted by Guest on: Sunday, June 11, 2006 at 07:45 PM PST
we are visiting paros for the first time on june 24, 2006 Are there any vegetarian resuarants or health food stores in Naoussa?

Subject: 'happy green cows, paros island, greece'
Posted by Guest on: Monday, January 24, 2005 at 07:13 AM PST
after traveling for two months in greece, this place was like coming home...! Dreamly food, dreamly interior!Thanks the two guys!

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