The Greek Vegetarian!

If you read our previous blog about the benefits of our Greek Mediterranean diet, then you’ll already be up to speed on ALL the healthy aspects of our Elia cuisine. As a general rule, Greek cooking has always been heart healthy, seasonal and authentically prepared – communally created, in fact, leading to potential mental health benefits too.

We are proud to offer great menu options for all dietary requirements and know that whatever you choose from our action-packed menu you’ll also be making sure that your body thanks you for it too. Our grill is well known across George Square, in fact if you are a carnivore then this year’s annual Tsiknopempti in advance of Lent would’ve been a date to remember. Did you know, though, that Elia is also a haven for vegetarians and vegans and we have some incredible dishes to lure you in our hallowed doors.

Greek Mediterranean cuisine traditionally focuses on seasonal vegetables, pulses & legumes and whole grains and our Elia menu is no different. Full of authentic Hellenic ingredients like aubergine, courgette, vine leaves, chickpea and above all, incredible olives and olive oil.

For our Vegan guests, why not try our traditionally made Houmous for high fibre delicious Chickpea, a fantastic accompaniment to all our Meze. Or what about Dolmathes – vine leaves carefully prepared with aromatic rice, herbs, citrus and grilled vegetables. Free of meat, fish and cheese, these little parcels are a dairy-free dream.

We specialise in seasonality but have year-round staples that would whet any meat- and cheese-free appetite. Aubergine, courgettes, authentically prepared Butter Beans. Vegetable platters fired up on our grill. Do we even need to mention the Olives and Cretan Olive Oil?

If you still embrace the dairy then we have a multitude of Greek cheese dishes for you which will make your eyes water. Feta infused plates, such as Saganaki or Grilled Feta are Meze that have to be tasted to be believed. Our Cretan Cheese dish Kefalotyri is new to our menu and already a real crowd pleaser – in fact, you can find the recipe already shared on our social media feeds to please the home chefs too! Halloumi, Feta, Kefalotyri – whichever you choose, Greek cheeses are proven to be low fat and heart healthy so you can be safe in the knowledge that you are treating your body as well as your taste buds.

Whatever your preference, we have the dish to suit – Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescatarian, Carnivore, all will find the perfect plate at Elia. Don’t take our word for it, though, book your table today and taste test for yourself!