Greek cuisine is one of the best in the world. You can expect fresh ingredients and loads of flavors whenever you indulge in some of the Greek foods found throughout the country. So, to help you figure out what Greek dish you’re going to order next, here are 12 of the best Greek foods to experience in your lifetime.

There is no doubt that the food you will taste in Greece is top-notch. Their healthy traditional recipes will leave you wanting more, and fortunately, there are a ton of excellent restaurants, eateries, and cafes all over the city.  Therefore, let’s get started, shall we?

Best Greek Foods To Try

Greek Mezes

samples of best greek foods

Greek meze is a blend of bite-sized foods. This platter may include anything from roasted red peppers to octopus, depending on where you order it. They may come served hot or cold, and they make perfect appetizers.


Magirefta refers to any slow-cooked, homemade meal made in Greece. Traditionally any Magirefta meal is cooked in a katsarola (deep pot) or tapsi (deep baking tray).


greek souvlaki

Souvlaki refers to Greek fast food, but don’t let that turn you away. Greek fast-food is typically much healthier and tasty than fast-food in the U.S. You can order gyros, meat and vegetable skewers, grilled turkey patties, seasoned rice, and much more.

Greek Taverna

[fresh Greek salad topped with feta cheese]

You can find many family-run Greek tavernas throughout Athens that serve fabulous food. At the tavernas, you can enjoy a little music, socializing, and dancing while being served some of the tastiest traditional meals.

Greek Deli

Whenever you travel to Greece, you must visit a Greek deli. Greek delis have foods that you cannot find as easily in the U.S. A Greek delicatessen will awaken your senses.

Greek Wines

Greek wine, one of the world’s oldest wine-producing regions, cannot be missed. Visit a wine bar or an international market to discover the best wines around.

Greek Spirits


Greece has traditional spirits that the natives like to drink, including ouzo, masticha, and raki, among other types of unique liquors.

Greek Coffee

In Greece, you will find a ton of delicious coffee options. Traditional Greek coffee is very strong, and you’ll be able to taste it everywhere you go.

Greek Desserts

[loukoumades soaked in honey  & syrup]

You can’t leave Greece without trying some of its desserts, especially its zaharoplasteio (pastries). Some of the sweets you should try include kataifi, milopita, galaktoboureko, and loukoumades.

Local Farmer’s Market

If you’re looking for fresh ingredients and bites to eat, check out the local farmer’s markets. Visiting the laiki (farmer’s market) is perhaps one of the tastiest and most incredible experiences you’ll have in Greece.

Street Food in Greece

There is a wide selection of Greek street food available on the streets of Greece. From gyros to Koulourakia, you will find an excellent selection of tasty Greek meals.


homemade moussaka

One of Greece’s most treasured cuisines, moussaka, is a dish you have to try. This dish combines sautéed eggplant, tomato, onion, garlic, potato, slow-cooked minced meat, béchamel sauce, and grilled cheese layered.

As you will see, Greece is home to a variety of dishes and foods to try while visiting. To get more information about other Greek foods to experience or to start planning a trip, simply send an email, and I will follow up with you.