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Pharmacies & Health Food Stores

street vendorVitamins, prophylactics, Ladies products , shoes/sandals like Dr.Scholls and even cosmetics can all be obtained from most pharmacies. There are at least two decent organic-health food stores in Downtown Athens.

  • Biologikos, Academias 84, 19678 Athens, Tel: 210-382-1800/1805
  • Movement for Organic Health: 57 Panepistimiou Street, 19678, Athens Tel: 210-321-0966
  • Green Farm is a chain of Organic grocery stores with Kolonaki being the most central location: Dimokritou 13, Tel: 210-36 14 001 http://www.greenfarm.gr/ They have 6 other locations including: Glyfada, Kifissia and Piraeus

There is an agency that certifies the organic nature of these claims called BIO ELLAS. I don't know who certifies them...

Non Traditional Greek or Nouvelle Cuisine in Greece

These days, for better or for worse, there are a variety of other types of Greek restaurants, some mediocre, some poor, and some excellent. See the Athens Restaurant Guide for some I have dined in and some I lifted from The Athinoroma List of the Best Restaurants in Greece which in Greek. My favorite is the Yellow Bicycle or Kitrino greek food cuisine recipies fast food traditional greek food tavernas wine barrek 
wine domestic meatPodhilato in GAZI. Its priced moderately by big city USA standards. There are one or two good ones in the Exarhia area too like wishbone on Valtitsiou Street right next to the Riviera open air Cinema. Its not a budget place but has a wonderful outdoor garden and micro-brewery beer from Crete as well as bottled Greek wine and house wine.

Street Vendors selling Food in Greece

No discussion of Greek food can be complete with out the street vendors. They sell a variety of things. The best of which are nuts grown in Greece. Hot corn on the cob, bread, donuts, chestnuts and sweets are also to be seen on Athens streets. Coolouria are circular, sesame encrusted bread sticks and not particularly nutritious, but just the thing for a quick snack on the hoof, these round bread sticks, which look like bracelets, are inexpensive (about .70 euro cents) and readily available to busy Athenians on many downtown corners. You have to try them at least once! They traditionally have athens greece greek travel tourism hotel island food news maps language links aegean ionian dodecanese cycladic  guide directorysesame seeds on them but sugared ones are sold too. The nut vendor should also be patronized and treated with respect as the nuts are fresh and well worth the price. They can be purchased for less and in bulk for taking back home

Pictured are some photos of various street vendors you will encounter in Greece and
From left to Right they are
Coolurie Vendor, Nut Vendor, Hot corn Vendor, Coconut Vendor, Chestnut Vendor, Salepi Nut Drink Vendor

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