Being widely known for its original Greek dishes and culinary influences from the eastern Mediterranean, Thessaloniki
has for sure one of the richest cuisines in Greece.
Else known as Salonica, the city is also popular for its vast and cheap food culture as well as for featuring myriad eateries ranging from fast food shops, traditional taverns, and small pastry shops, to gourmet restaurants and fine-dining hotels!Breakfast in Thessaloniki
Having a vivid street food scene the best delicacy to start your day in Thessaloniki is of course bougatsa
! It has several fillings, however, do not miss to taste the cream bougatsa dusted with icing sugar or covered with chocolate! While koulouri
is a simple snack which you can found anywhere in Thessaloniki, especially in street vendors which sell it at very low cost.Food in the Thessaloniki
The city’s taverns and local restaurants serve traditional Greek dishes and flavours inspired by eastern countries. The most popular food in every corner of Greece, Gyros
, or else known as Souvlaki
, could not be an exception for the city of Thessaloniki - choose pork or chicken souvlaki and combine it with pitta bread and various sauces!
Another must-try dishes in Thessaloniki are moussaka
, a strong dish with minced meat, potatoes, eggplants, and a rich dose of béchamel, and dolmathakia
, grape leaves stuffed with rice and fresh herbs.Vegan Food in Thessaloniki
If you are a Vegetarian traveler in Thessaloniki be sure that you will taste the freshest salads made of organic vegetables, while the tasty spinach pie will surely satisfy your palate!
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