Athens Street Food Tour
Durations: 1 Hour(s)
Group Size: 1+
Athens is the paradise of Street food and there is no way that you will not taste some of it with a group tour or on your own. The choices are endless even if you are a vegan or a vegetarian!
Athens is the paradise of Street food and there is no way that you will not taste some of it with a tour or on your own. The choices are endless even if you are a vegan or a vegetarian! Our tour starts at Syntagma square and is around Plaka and the center of Athens. Several things have contributed in a great street food culture that is continuously evolving the street food in Greece.
Have the chance to taste several different delicacies like Koulouri and Tyropita the usual Greek breakfast (yes Greeks love street food for breakfast!). Koulouri is like a bagel but covered with sesame and practically has grown generations of Greeks. It is so popular that you will find it in every corner literally. Tyropita is a Greek pie with phyllo pastry and cheese. The traditional recipe that you will taste it is with feta cheese and has almost 100 years history! The same shop, the same recipe for 100 years. This is a very serious tyropita as you understand.
The Bougatsa and Loukoumades are the dessert street food in Greece! Originally, Bougatsa was more popular in the Northern Greece but is so tasty that it is made all over Greece. Bougatsa looks like tyropita but this phyllo pastry is actually called bougatsa and the fillings are different. In the south when you talk about bougatsa you mean with cream, cinnamon and powdered sugar. In the North bougatsa is the phyllo and the fillings can be from the cream to cheese, and spinach to meat, ham anything you can think off!
Loukoumades is the Greek version of donuts. Made with fried dough, loukoumades must be served warm and they are covered with several different toppings. The most popular is Honey but you can also find them with powdered sugar or praline for example. Crunchy and soft at the same time Loukoumades are extremely popular in Athens!
A food tour in Greece of course includes the King of Street food, Souvlaki. Before you eat it you must know that souvlaki actually is the meat on the stick. But through the years in South Greece we mean the street food with the pita and Gyro or souvlaki (kalamaki). Extremely tasty and cheap it is the favorite foodÂ for Greeks everywhere. In this tour you will not just eat a souvlaki. We are talking about the best souvlaki in Athens. The same recipe for 60 years now, hand made and , without tzatziki but with tomato sauce. Yes, the original recipe for souvlaki had tomato sauce and not tzatziki or mustard! By far this is going to be the best souvlaki of your life!
Greece is famous for the sea that surrounds it! As you can understand fish is a regular delicacy at our diet. Now we made one of our favorite mezedes street food! Anchovies fried and ready to take them with you! Usually this is a great mezes that you can find at every seaside taverna that respects itself. Small fish in a cone and trust us you will love them!
Even though it does not originally come from Greece we eat it for more that 150 years! This boat shaped food came to Greece at the end of 19th century and it is eaten all over the Middle East. The Greek refugees from Smyrna (Izmir) made this food popular to the rest of the country. The recipe originally was cheese with something else,Â like pasturma or mince meat. These days in Greece you can find it with everything! In some versions tastes like a pizza or a calzone depending on what you fill it with. Eat it fresh!
After Koulouri, souvlaki and feta the Greek Olive oil and the amazing Kalamon olives are the most famous food. The heart of the mediterranean diet. You will have the chance to sample two different olive oils and olives and learn everything about the procedure of the Greek gold! You will have the chance to taste them with an amazing Greek bread, possible the best you will eat in Greece.
These amazing 10 tastings are available for you at our amazingÂ Athens Street food tour. The best street food tour in Athens. Just make sure that you skip breakfast and trust us you will not need any lunch!
- Private local guide
- Food Tasting
- Traditional pies
- Best Souvlaki in Athens
- Greek Desserts like Loukoumades
- We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 24 hours or less before event
- We will charge a cancellation fee of 0% if booking is cancelled 1000 days or less before event