A fully vegan traditional Greek tavern in the center of Thessaloniki. Sometimes offers live music too. Relocated from Arrian 16. Open Mon 2:00pm-2:00am, Wed-Sun 2:00pm-2:00am. Kitchen closes 11pm.

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137 Reviews

First Review by vjde


Points +206

16 Sep 2023

Seeehr lecker!😋

Tolles Lokal, alles vegan, breite Auswahl an Speisen auch typisch griechisch, grosszügige Portionen, günstige Preise. Auf jeden Fall einen Besuch wert!👍



Points +87

06 Sep 2023

Vegan Restaurant with all the greek classics

I never thought I would eat Greek food again after going vegan, but my wildest dreams came trough. They have it all: tzatziki, saganaki, pastitsio, Greek salad with feta and more.
Super friendly staff and mostly visited by locals.

Pros: Tzatziki, Antifa stickers in the restrooms


Points +34

03 Sep 2023

Great food, nice location

The food was awesome. We (three persons) ordered a variety of dishes because everything sounded delicious. We were not disappointed. Tasted great and my two omnivore friends were also super happy with our food. Prices are comparably low which is also a plus. 100% recommendation 💚


Points +509

15 Aug 2023

Try fried mushrooms and saganaki

In Thessaloniki, there are very few completely vegan restaurants. I tried one of them, #tarantulathessaloniki. We had fried cheese (saganaki), fried mushrooms, and Dakos salad. A single portion is enough for two people, as portions tend to be large in Greece.
Among the dishes we tried, I liked the fried mushrooms the most. They were crispy with a great balance of flavors, offering a mix of tanginess and spiciness.
Saganaki is made from tofu, with a potato mixture on the outside, then it’s fried. It’s crispy on the outside and has a warm, firm cheese texture inside. I had it with lemon and really enjoyed it.
The salad portion was quite large, with a flavorful dressing, making it a satisfying choice. It includes crispy bread within. It’s a salad that can also be enjoyed for breakfast.
The ambiance was lovely, offering both outdoor garden seating and indoor options. The music played was also nice. I would go again and highly recommend it.

Pros: Delicious food, Fair price, Staff


Points +101

24 Jul 2023

So good!

We went here twice, because we like this place so much. The non-vegans weren't missing anything.

Updated from previous review on 2023-07-24


Points +368

18 Jul 2023


I have never had vegan Saganaki and it was amazing. Everything we ordered tasted really good.

Updated from previous review on 2023-07-18


18 Jul 2023


Points +36

17 Jul 2023


Very tasty and full vegan. The staff were very friendly as well 😄

Pros: All vegan , Very tasty , Nice decoration


Points +35

Mostly Veg
17 Jul 2023

Very good

Big portions, delicious, cheap


Points +37

16 Jul 2023

Delish food at a great price

We found the lovely restaurant difficult to find as the name appears only in Greek.
Once found the service was great, relatively large portions (the salad was huge) really tasty and low prices

Updated from previous review on 2023-07-16

Pros: Food was delish , Large portions , Low prices


Points +478

03 Jul 2023

the best vegan krasadiko

Cheap and delicious. Also big portions.


Points +87

30 Jun 2023

One of the best spots to eat at in Thessaloniki

I had the best vegan feta in this place. At night it’s really busy but it’s worth the wait. The food is really cheap and absolutely delicious. They also serve wonderful vegan tzatziki and the staff is really nice. Definitely will go back there if I ever go to Thessaloniki again.

Pros: Vegan feta , Cheap and delicious


Points +15

Mostly Veg
28 Jun 2023


Fast and courteos service. Clean and accessible. We ate three excellent and satisfyng dishes. Also recomended for non-vegans

Updated from previous review on 2023-06-28

Pros: Tasty, Satisfes, Creativ


Points +250

17 Jun 2023

Amazing !

Loved this place. Delicious vegan Greek food. I had been craving feta and tzatziki and this place did it perfectly


Points +210

16 Jun 2023

Good good good

Very good food, many options!
Fried or healthy the choice is yours!

Pros: Very cheap


Points +56

09 Jun 2023

WOW! Do not skip this restaurant.

I’ve been in Greece a week now, and all the plant-based food is delicious—but Tarantula takes the cake! This was hands-down the best meal I’ve had here, maybe anywhere! 😍😍😍

Pros: AMAZING food! , Lovely, relaxed vibe, Affordable prices


Points +173

03 Jun 2023

Good food for a great price.

The whole menu is very affordable. My partner and I split the sandwich with the sautéed mushrooms, eggplant dip, black eye pea salad, and the potatoes with lemon. Really enjoyed everything, but the potatoes were my least favorite. Would pass on them if we went back.


Points +203

30 Apr 2023

Best nuggets of my life

Let’s say you only happen to have one day in Thessaloniki, with time for one meal to eat while you’re there. Go to Tarantula and make it the mushroom nuggets and I promise you will not regret this.
Without a doubt the best nuggets I have ever had; we went back a day later to get three more servings, because they were just incredible.
Staff is super friendly and the place is really cute, definitely something I will revisit my next time in Thessaloniki!

Pros: Absolutely delicious, Friendly staff, Good prices


Points +39

07 Apr 2023

Amazing food, exceptional prices!

Me and my husband visited the place; in fact we are still here as we are writing this review, which shows how much excited we are!
We were super hungry so we basically ordered the whole menu pretty much and everything was delicious! Highlight for us was the mushroom bites - not to be missed!!!

Pros: menu, vibe, prices

Cons: none


Points +27

Mostly Veg
05 Mar 2023

Very good

Very good food. Outrageously affordable

Pros: Vegan only


Points +458

03 Mar 2023

Many delicious options

They have a lot of good options and it's super cheap!


Points +318

06 Feb 2023

Delicious food

Food was delicious kind staff :))


Points +32

06 Feb 2023


The best food in Thessaloniki 🤤🌱🌱


Points +38

07 Jan 2023

Super good spot

One of my favourite places in the city to have some tapas, even tho I end up eating so much every time 😄

Pros: Tasty tasty, Cheap prices, Central

Cons: Nope


Points +146

12 Dec 2022

Worth a try

The place is far from being a tavern, except the choice of drinks. I liked the atmosphere and staff, unfortunately food is average, which is also caused by very modest kitchen. I'm sure that with better location, the potential of this concept can bloom a lot 🙂

Pros: Atmosphere , Choice of drinks , Location


Points +42

11 Dec 2022


Went to Tarantula with four non-vegans and they were all really impressed with the hotpot and lemon potatoes. My meal was fantastic - vegan cheese balls and beanball club sandwich (comes with crisps/chips). All meals were very filling and we had a wonderful evening toppled off with a lovely soya cappuccino in a pretty mug 😁

Pros: The food , The atmosphere , The staff

Cons: Smaller venue so may need to wait to sit at busier, Not a con but note there is a lovely dog


Points +52

09 Dec 2022

Great place with great food

The portions were really big and not expensive. And more importantly super tasty.

Pros: Huge portions , Good prices, Nice variety


Points +801

01 Dec 2022

Really good

I really liked the fried vegan feta cheese. I has the hot pot for the main course but found it a bit too cheesy and one-dimensional. Nice place though; would recommend.

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