Food of Greece

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.

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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.

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Expat Files: Ashley Best in Burgos, Castilla y Leon

Burgos is the city that I was so fortunate to call home for the past nine months. I honestly didn’t know what to expect since it’s not really a city that most people take the time to go to visit let alone blog about it. One awesome blogger Ashley fills us all in on life in Burgos and I’m honestly so grateful to call her a great friend. She has a ton of valuable information on her blog like where to score the best vegetarian food in Spain, a Spanish word of the day from her adorable fiancee, and tips for auxiliares de conversación. I am so excited to feature this girl and I hope you all take the time to check out her blog and social media for some sweet content about Spain!

1. Why did you choose Spain?

Well, I don’t think I necessarily chose Spain, it sort of fell into my lap. A lot of foreigners who come to Spain story of how they dreamt of living here after a holiday, studying Spanish or from an interest in the culture/literature/history, etc. I’m a French major from university, so my path was leaning more toward France or French Canada, that is until I met my Spanish partner in London in 2011. After years of long-distance, dealing with the stress of expiring visas and too many overseas moves we made the decision to leave Canada two years ago and move to Spain. I haven’t regretted the decision once. It’s not always easy living in another country, but we work through the hard stuff and always come out the other side winning. I adore Spain, Spanish food and the Spanish culture, and am proud to call it my home.

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The queen of finding killer street art

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