Lasithi is one of the best places in Crete to discover the Cretan cuisine. The Cretan cuisine consists of food derived from natural sources, while Cretans tend to consume seasonal products. Cretan cuisine is also known to endow people with longevity and sound health, while the Cretans manifest the lowest mortality indices.
Cretan cuisine is one of the most diverse and delicious cuisines in Greece, while there is a wide diversity of Cretan delicacies to try when visiting Lasithi. Some of the most delicious delicacies to try in Lasithi are the traditional cheese, dakos, fried snails, the Cretan cheese pie, lamb with stamnagathi, gamopilafo, mountain bulbs, and sfakia pie.
Lasithi has a wide diversity of gastronomy hotels and resorts with outstanding restaurants serving local gourmet cuisine as well as traditional Cretan recipes.
The Cretan breakfast is widely popular for its usage of fresh and natural ingredients!
Crete is also known for its excellent local products and especially for its cheese production. Ierapetra, Siteia, and Agios Nikolaos are the best towns to buy local delicacies.