Best Greek Foods and Drinks

Courgette Ball

Courgette ball is filled with courgette, feta cheese, fresh mint. It must be crispy on the outside with a creamy texture on the inside.

Dolmadakia

Dolmadakia or Stuffed grape leaves consists of meat of ground lamb or beef (sometimes both) and rice stuffing, wrapped in grape leaves. Traditionally, Dolmadakia is served as appetizer with lemon wedges.

Tomatokeftedes

Tomatokeftedes or Santorini tomato fritters is made from proper draining of tomato. They have rough edges with bits of mint, tomato and onion chunks.

Greek Fava Dip

Greek fava dip or Yellow split pea puree is a creamy vegetable dish, made with yellow split peas. Fava dish as an appetizer or dip with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

Tzatziki

Tzatziki is a dip, soup, or sauce made from salted strained yogurt mixed with cucumbers, garlic, olive oil, salt. Vinegar or lemon juice, and herbs such as dill, parsley, mint, and thyme can also be added.

Keftethes

Keftethe is a dish of meatballs, served with creamy sauce and pita bread as an appetizer or with basmati rice and Greek feta salad as a full meal.

Choriatiki

Choriatiki or Greek salad contains tomatoes, olives, cucumber and a large piece of feta cheese. The salad is served undressed, diners add vinegar, salt, pepper and olive oil at their wish. Traditionally, choriatiki is served as a starter or a side dish.

Moussaka

To make Moussaka, cook tomato sauce with minced beef which is subsequently layered with sweet eggplants and creamy béchamel sauce.

Gyro

Gyro consists of meat roasted vertically, turned on the spit, then placed in pita with various taste enhancers including sauce, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and potato chips.

Yemista

Yemista is a dish of vegetables stuffed with rice and various herbs, sometimes minced meat, then baked.

Pastitsio

Pastitsio is a baked dish consisting of pasta, ground beef, and béchamel sauce. It is usually served with mixed green salad dressed with wine vinegar and virgin olive oil.

Souvlaki

Souvlaki is a very popular Greek street food. It is a dish of meat seasoned, well-cooked, then flavored with tzatziki sauce.

Spanikopita

Spanikopita or Greek spinach pie is made by mixing feta cheese, butter, olive oil all, then bake until golden crispy perfection. With its versatility the dish matches with every time of the day. The pie is served as a snack or starter In Greece.

Tiropita

Tiropita or Greek cheese pie is layered pastry food made with layers of buttered phyllo and filled with a cheese-egg mixture. Tiropita is served as a starter or a mid-day snack.

Amygdalota

Amygdalota is gluten-is gluten-free almond cookie. This cake is very popular in Greece, it perfectly goes with a cup of warm Greek coffee.

Baklava

Baklava is a rich, sweet dessert pastry made of layers of filo filled with chopped nuts and sweetened and held together with syrup or honey.

Feta Me Meli

 

Feta Me Meli consists of Feta wrapped in filo pastry before oven baked and honey is drizzled over it. Feta Me Meli is served as a dessert or an entrée.

Bougatsa

Bougatsa is pastry consisting of layers of phyllo filled with semolina custard, cheese, or minced meat filling.

Galaktoboureko

Galaktoboureko is a crispy Greek dessert made of crispy phyllo sprinkled with melted butter. Creamy custard and scented syrup are usually used to increase the taste of this food by many folds.

Halva

Halva is semolina pudding which is sweetened by syrup and studded with nuts. Main ingredients for this dessert includes oil, sugar, semolina, and water.

Loukoumades

Loukoumades are little bite-sized golden puff of fried dough that are sprinkled with sweet syrup, walnuts and cinnamon. The sweet loukoumade with crispy outside and fluffy inside will satisfy you.

Kataifi

Kataifi consists of crisp thread like strands of pastry rolled around delectable nutty center, baked, and then soaked in sweet syrup.

Pasteli

Pasteli is a Greek cusine made of mainly two components; honey and sesame seeds. Additional ingredients include nuts like walnuts, almonds or pistachios. Pasteli is known as the original power bars, an accompaniment to tea, candy or lunchtime snack in Greece.

Saganaki

Saganaki refers to dishes cooked in two-handled small frying pan. The most popular Saganaki is Fried Cheese Saganaki made. The others are Shrimp Sagnaki, Mussels Sagnaki.

Revani

Revani is a nutty and grainy moist cake made from semolina or farina, sweetened by simple syrup, which is usually flavored with orange flower water or rose water.

Yiaourti Me Meli

Yiaourti Me Meli, literally meaning yogurt with honey, is a simple filler containing Greek yogurt, honey and walnuts. It is rich in protein and has creamy sweet flavor. This food can be served in breakfast dishes or as a dessert.

Ellinikos

Ellinikos is the Greek coffee, served in briki – the traditional long handled coffee copper pot that is known as. There are three different tastes of Ellinikos: Vari Glyko which is strong & almost honey sweet, Metrios which has medium sweetness, and Sketos without sugar.

Frappe

Frappe is a Greek iced coffee drink contains two main components: water and instant coffee granules.

Retsina Wine

Retsina Wine is a Greek white resinated wine, which was made first about 2,000 years ago. Its special flavor comes from the practice of sealing wine vessels Pine resin which prevents air from entering into the bottle while infusing the wine with resin aroma. This wine goes perfectly with dishes containing mint, rosemary, and dill.

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