LAONA (Paphos Cyprus)

We were hungry for Cypriot vegan food after a really good and super professional massage at “Philip Brown Massage“. At my 10 month trip to Asia, I was certified in Thailand as Thai masseuse and kept it as a hobby. I can tell you that Philip is a real pro and a very good host and a conversationalist. Well after a relaxing massage we started walking to the old city.

We found a restaurant that located in the middle of the old city, in a brand new pedestrian-only street (pedestrian mall) not far from the market. I heard about Laona on our previous trip to Paphos but failed to visit the place. As we arrived the staff was very nice and asked if we prefer to sit inside because of the dust in the air. We didn’t mind having lunch in the sun with a parasol (sunshade). When we told the waitress that we are vegan, the shift manager heard us and offered that he will choose our dishes. We trusted him and waited for the servings.

Big Cypriot vegan salad (without cheese)

Big Cypriot vegan salad (without cheese)

The salad was freshly cut and well seasoned with a bit of vinegar, olive oil, black pepper, and salt.
I’m not a big fan of vinegar as seasoning, so I would have preferred it with lemon juice but it wasn’t as noticeable.

Cypriot vegan stew of Black-eyed beans with chard, lemon and olive oil:


Cypriot vegan stew of Black-eyed beans with chard, lemon and olive oil

It was a fine dish, wasn’t special but still well made.

Cypriot vegan stew of Lima Beans with vinegar, olive oil.

Cypriot vegan stew of Lima Beans with vinegar, olive oil.
Again We are not big fans of vinegar in seasoning and we think it would have been much better if they were using lemon juice instead. still, The dish was well made.

Cypriot vegan Empanadas filled with mushrooms puree and served with fried mushrooms.

Cypriot vegan Empanadas filled with mushrooms puree served with fried mushrooms.

A very well made dish, we loved it and licked our forks and plate.

The place is very pleasant with a nice view and atmosphere. The food was good, the service was very professional. If you are in the old city it’s a good option to relax, Drink and eat something in the sun while absorbing the vibes of the old city of Paphos.

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