I found myself in Richmond at lunchtime the other day, so I headed over to Swan St to check out Hellenic Bite, a Greek souvlaki and burger place. They won an Age Good Food Guide award for their food and came recommended from a couple of people on social media.
A souvlaki joint is unlikely territory for a vegan, but they do a great vegan burger. The vegan patty is made in house from brown rice, small green french lentils and vegetables – I could make out at least corn and carrot. They were friendly and helpful and happy to answer the questions I had.
The ENORMOUS burger is served in good bread (a not too thick pide roll) with a beautiful, fresh lettuce, tomato and onion salad, with tabouleh, hummus and sweet chilli sauce.
Very good and so, so fresh. But despite it being great, I couldn’t finish mine because it was so big. OK, I confess I did get the chips as well, which were stellar. Crispy on the outside and soft in the middle, just the way I like them. I couldn’t finish those either!
The food is generous, fresh and really delicious. Highly recommended.
172 Swan St,