Greece cuisine facts
A wide range of international cuisine awaits you when you roll on a Greek Taste-Buds Adventure, including modern and traditional Greek food. There are cafés, ice-cream parlours, delicatessens, patisseries, bars, tavernas, pubs and clubs.
For quick, decent and low-budget meals that do not fall into the commercialized fast food category, try a souvlaki' pronounced soo- VLAH-kee, mainly grilled meat pork, chicken, or your choice…. vegetables with tomato and onion slices and greek 'tzatziki' which is yogurt enriched with garlic and cucumber. All the above….. often accompanied by french fries are wrapped inside a thin slice of pan bread, named 'pita' or pee-tah. If you are interested in a sandwich, cheese pie, spinach pie or the equivalent of a fast snack, try Grigoris or Everest, two chains of fast food to be found in most cities, towns, districts and regions of Greece.
Athens offers a wide range of international cuisine when you roll on a Greek adventure….. including modern and traditional Greek food. There are cafés, ice-cream parlours, delicatessens, patisseries, bars, tavernas, pubs and clubs. The Karytsi Square has many popular bars. Athens has a lively nightlife so there are nightclubs with live Greek music. Gazi, Monastiraki and Kolonaki are some of the hip areas with many jazz and rock clubs, while Plaka is more traditional. Restaurants serve seafood, besides International, Mediterranean, European, Italian, French, Japanese and Chinese cuisine. A few Indian restaurants serve authentic cuisine including the Taste of India, which serves Punjabi food, Indian Tasty with its speciality of Chicken Kashmiri, Red Indian, which serves tandoori chicken, curry lamb, naan, jalfrezi chicken with fried rice and peas, many types of breads and appetizers, besides many main-course meals and vintage wines. Monastiriki in central Athens, Savvas and O Thannasis at Mitropoleas have the best souvlaki stands. Fast food is available from Everest and Goody’s, which is akin to McDonalds.
In Meteora and Delphi, a number of restaurants cater to international tourists with a variety of cuisine, the most popular being Greek, Mediterranean and Italian fare. Pizzas, seafood, steaks, desserts and pastries are available. African, American and Asian cuisine is served and there is fusion food, too. There are a number of bars and pubs. Fast food is available from Everest and Goody’s, which is akin to McDonalds. The Greek frappe, delicious cold coffee, is very popular. Cafes spill on to the streets, and the sounds of lively conversation spills around everywhere in the evenings. Have a frappé, the delicious Greek version of cold coffee and being a Greek invention, it is served sweet, medium, or without sugar, with or without milk. Delicious with Bailey's too!
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