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Top 10 Foods to Eat in Greece

Top 10 Foods to Eat in Greece

 

There are so many delicious foods to eat in Greece! Though I spend most my time eating moussaka and spanokopita, these are the other foods of which I also can’t get enough! Of course, every region has their own specialty, but here are the top 10 that you’ll see almost everywhere.

Moussaka

Moussakam| Top 10 Foods to Eat in Greece

Eggplant, potatoes, ground lamb topped with bechamel sauce – it’s sort of a cross between lasagna and sheppard’s pie. Oh! And pretty much everything comes with a side of fries/chips.

Spanokopita

Spanakopita | Top 10 Foods to Eat in Greece

Layered filo pastry with feta and spinach. A great, cheap on to go option when you’re rushing to the next museum.

Saganaki

Saganaki | Top 10 Foods to Eat in Greece

Fried cheese, flambéed with Metaxa. That is all.

Gyro

A pita sandwich made from meat on a spit that is shaved off. It can be a messy affair if you don’t keep it in its wraper. Also, fries are included in the gyro.

Greek salad

Greek Salad | Top 10 Foods to Eat in Greece

Green peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions and, oh yes, a huge piece of feta topped with olive oil and oregano.

Dolmathakia

Grape leaves wrapped around rice, sometimes ground beef, mint and dill – all marinated in olive oil. A good mezes choice anytime.

Kolokithokeftedes

Kolokafthedes | Top 10 Foods to Eat in Greece

These little fritters of delicious are made with grated zucchini and feta, formed into a patty or a ball and fried. They great dipped in tzatziki.

Loukaniko

This is a pork sausage flavoured with orange peel and fennel. It will often come served sliced on a plate of mezes.

Loukoumades

Loukoumades | Top 10 Foods to Eat in Greece

These little donuts of heavenly honey goodness are a-ma-zing! They are made with honey and soaked in warm honey – they simply melt in your mouth. How can you go wrong?

Baklava

A traditional dessert made with layered filo pastry and various nuts (almonds, pistachios, walnuts) and held together with honey.

What is your favourite Greek dish?

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