Yay!!! Another food post. I’m making the biggest mistake in writing this hungry….let’s see how long I last writing this without breaking for an early dinner. I’m here in Greece for the next month and a half and if you haven’t been here yet LET ME TELL YOU that the food is incredible. Whether you’re a vegetarian or full out meat eater you’ll definitely find something absolutely delicious here in this picturesque country. One main characteristic of the cuisine here in Greece is that it’s so healthy! Every plate seems to pile on the fresh veggies, minimal sauces, and the meat is usually always grilled not fried. That’s good news for us vacationers who plan on donning swimwear touring the Greek islands. Without further ado let me introduce you to some of my favorite Greek treats!
Greek salad (4-7 euros)
Starting off with some veggies I don’t think you can get much fresher than a Greek salad. These salads usually only consist of tomatoes, cucumber, white onion, kalamata olives, oregano, and feta. It’s so refreshing on a hot summer day when you don’t feel like having anything cooked. Pair it with some fresh baked pita bread and you’ve got yourself a perfect balanced meal.
Souvlaki and Gyros (1,50-3 euros)
These two dishes are probably the most popular and well-known here in Greece. They are grilled meat usually chicken, pork or lamb served with tomatoes, onions, cilantro, french fries, and some type of sauce. I’ve had one with tzitizki; a cucumber/dill based yogurt sauce, and an alioli; a garlicky mayo sauce. Restaurants will either serve these up in pitas as sandwiches or straight on the stick with the accompaniments on the side. So far (even though I am trying to cut meat from my diet) these two are my favorite dishes here and I’m sure you’ll try them.