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Hurma, which means "persimmon" in Georgian, is a hip cafe and restaurant that serves plenty of whole foods. Meat is available, but vegan dishes are plentiful and clearly labelled. Options include coconut oatmeal, vegetable wrap with hummus, eggplant dip, salads, garlic bread, various soups, grilled vegetables, fried rice and more. Coffee is great, too!


Georgia has a longstanding culinary tradition, almost as old as the country itself. It is no wonder then that social dining (and drinking) holds a special position in Georgian culture, with traditional feasts (supra) being very important and ritualised. Leading a supra is always a tamada, toastmaster, whose role is to speak and propose toasts, until the feast is ended. Tbilisi offers a lot of restaurants serving local cuisine in accordance with Georgian tradition and it is not uncommon to stumble upon a typical feast with people toasting, singing and dancing.