A Guide to Greek food

Greek food has existed since the Spartans roamed ancient Athens. Hundreds of years of tradition can be felt when you bite into a delicious slice of Moussaka, or indulge in the recently popular gyro. You’re sure to find something you’ll enjoy from Greek Cuisine. 


Greece boasts an array of dips perfect for sharing. Indulge in tzatziki, a cool yogurt dip with cucumber, garlic, and dill, or embark on a creamy adventure with melitzanosalata, a smoky roasted eggplant dip. Don’t forget taramosalata, a vibrant pink spread made with whipped cod roe, and creamy fava, a smooth dip made from yellow split peas.

Consider trying dolmades, a delicate grape leaves stuffed with seasoned rice, herbs, and sometimes ground meat. Or maybe have a go at spanakopita, a savoury phyllo pastry pie filled with spinach, feta cheese, and sometimes onions and pickles.


There’s no better place to start than Moussaka. Made up of layers of eggplant, ground beef or lamb, tomatoes, and creamy béchamel sauce, this dish is a popular course especially when its baked to golden perfection.

Followed up closely by souvlaki, which is meat grilled to a tender juiciness. This is often served with pita bread, onions, tomatoes, and tzatziki sauce.

Similar to souvlaki, gyros are made with thinly sliced, seasoned meat cooked on a vertical rotisserie. They are most commonly served in pita bread with chips.


The most recognisable and recently popular dessert is Baklava. Dig into layers of filo pastry filled with nuts, showered with syrup, and usually served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

If you’re looking for a simpler meal or you just have a small hole in your stomach to fill, keep it tasty with yoghurt with honey and walnuts. A dessert that has satisfied the Greeks fir centuries and will be sure to add sweetness and crunch to the end of your meal.