The Most Popular Greek Foods

The best way to try a variety of typical foods from Greece is in a Meze – a banquet of dips, salads, oven-baked and barbecued meat, and dessert. They are usually served at a leisurely pace and enjoyed with drinks, such as ouzo and wine.

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The grilled seafood or meat dish, Souvlaki is one of the most popular Greek foods and can be found in many shops and street food stands across the country. Small meat skewers are served on wooden sticks, and you can have them either as a snack or in a pita bread. It’s often accompanied by tzatziki sauce, a bit of salad and fries.

Stifado is a rich beef stew that’s slow cooked with onions, tomatoes and spices including cinnamon. Originally it was made with rabbit, but nowadays you will more often find it with beef. If you’ve fallen in love with Greece and want to find out about living and working there, then find out about the Golden Visa Greece by going to

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Briam is a vegetarian dish that’s like a Provencal vegetable ratatouille. It’s made with layers of potatoes, zucchini, aubergines and tomatoes seasoned with oregano, lemon juice and olive oil.

If you’re craving sweet treats then the fried dough balls, Loukoumades, are an irresistible choice. They’re crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside and are drizzled with powdered sugar and cinnamon. Another classic dessert is Baklava, which has a harmonious blend of delicate fillo pastry interspersed with layers of honey and dried fruit. It’s a must-try on your trip to Greece!

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