UK restaurant chain The Real Greek is launching a vegan menu in its 15 outlets.
The menu, which has been created in collaboration with Greek cook Tonia Buxton, features 30 options.
The calorie-count of every dish will be featured on the menu.
The vegan menu - which launches on March 21 - is designed to appeal to all diners.
It is based on ingredients found in tradition Greek and Cypriot cuisine, including vine leaves, lentils and spices.
Dishes include Jackfruit Stifado (Greek stew made with slow-cooked jackfruit, hearty button mushrooms, shallots and aniseed), and vegan moussaka (layered potato, seasoned courgette, aubergine and slow-cooked jackfruit mix, cooked with cinnamon).
There will also be a range of cold meze, including Beetroot and Lentil Salad, Spicy Walnut and Roasted Red Pepper Dip, and the restaurant's staple home blended Houmous and Green Pea Fava topped with red onions and tomato.
Christos Karatzenis, Operations Director of The Real Greek, said: "While The Real Greek has always been proud to have a variety of vegan-friendly options on its menu, creating a special dedicated menu was a natural step for us.
"Veganism is ingrained in Grecian history and culture, with the first vegan diet created by philosopher Pythagoras in 550 BCE – it was more than a theory.
"We're excited to launch this menu that is a result of listening to our customers, and leaning on tradition, to craft what we believe is one of the most varied and flavoursome vegan menus you'll find in the UK today."
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