Greca Vegetarian Greek
452 Washington St.
(at Watts)
More casual than fancy

Owner Tom Galis combined The Greek and Greca into one location and then radically changed the menu to vegetarian and is not looking back. The restaurant is full service but also still has its Greek bodega with bread, olives, cheeses and Greek ingredients in the south corner. Breads and pastries are baked on premises, and the coffee comes from Devoción, which prioritizes freshness. The menu emphasizes food from what are called the Blue Zones—parts of the world where people live the longest. (This is also why Greca occasionally refers to itself as a “Longevity Lab.”)