Respond to Review of Health Ecology - Panepistimiou
Review: Found this place by accident while looking for a taverna recommended by a friend. It says "Vegetarian Fast Food" outside--hard to miss! I think the name in Greek is "Biological Greek". The food is cafeteria-style taverna fare. Basically all of the veggie options you can find in a taverna plus a few mock meat options. We were in a hurry, so just grabbed what looked good. I had soy kebab (sort of a soy mince stew) with okra in tomato sauce. My father had an onion tart (not vegan) which he liked but would have preferred hot (traditionally, Greeks don't think hot food is good for you so in less touristy spots, food is room temp). My brother had roast potatoes and my husband had fava, two bulghur-stuffed eggplants and Greek salad without the cheese. We all shared amongst ourselves and with two beers our total was only 13.60 euros! You can't even get gyros for that in Athens. We couldn't even finish everything and had to leave behind one of the eggplants as we were getting on a flight in a few hours. Don't expect anything amazing and make sure you pick up a salt shaker downstairs before you head up (the nicest seating is up two levels), but the food is good, fresh, cheap, and off the tourist track. They also have fresh-squeezed juices. The health food shop next door has pretty much everything you need including vitamins, cosmetics, organic fruit, veg, and dairy, soy products, and dry staples like beans, wheat and gluten-free products, and quinoa.