GASTRONOMY

Thessaloniki is a paradise of flavors and you will realize that from the very first walk around the city. Gyros shops, bougatsa shops, ouzo bars, local cuisine taverns and pubs, bar-restaurants, places with more gourmet tastes as well as traditional pastry shops, you will find everywhere: in central parts of the city, near the sea, high up in the walls or hidden in unexpected corners within the urban fabric. Your gastronomic experience is endless!

The gastronomic identity of Thessaloniki shaped by local flavors enriched by the cultures that passed through the city and the recipes the Greek refugees brought with them from Asia Minor, Pontos and Eastern Thrace. Today the cuisine of Thessaloniki progresses, with the creative mood of the chefs to experiment and make new suggestions on traditional flavors, catapulting your palate!

The greatest travel magazines, newspapers and global websites they discover the gastronomic world of Thessaloniki, among them the New York Times which included Thessaloniki in the list of 52 cities in the world that should be visited in 2016, particularly noting that “the second town of Greece is first in the eating! Read more here

Follow the the gastronomic map we made for you and make your own experiences with flavor Thessaloniki!

Greek coffee

Having its roots from the Ottoman period, Greek coffee is one of the most popular coffees in Greece, especially at older ages. The roasted coffee beans are being ground t

Frappe coffee

It is also called 'frapedoupoli (frappe-city)! Thessaloniki not only loves frappe coffee, 'national' coffee of Greeks, but is also the city that gave birth to! The coffee

Fish Auction of Michaniona

Fish is the treasure for New Michaniona, a small town about 32km away from Thessaloniki and home to one of the largest fishing fleets of Greece. The fish auction is the c

Farmers’ Markets

They are highly appreciated by the Thessalonians, due to their fresh products, variety and low prices. There are 50 farmers’ markets operating in the city, where you’ll f

Athonos square

Full of life, throughout the day, Athonos Square in the centre of the city is a place loved by, both Thessalonians and tourists alike. Here, food and nutrition plays the

Modiano market

The largest enclosed market of the city, part of this gastronomic tradition, tied to Thessaloniki’s everyday life, was built by the architect Eli Modiano in 1922. It is o

Kapani (Vlali Market)

One of the most traditional markets of Thessaloniki, Kapani, serves consumers’ needs ever since Ottoman occupation. It’ s an essential visiting spot for those interested

Deep Fried Potato Pies (Potato Piroshki)

Deep Fried Potato Pies (Potato Piroshki)   Ingredients 1 kg all-purpose flour 1 small cube baker’s Yeast 2 tbsp caster sugar 1/2 cup warm water 1tbsp salt 1 e

Frumenty (Trahanas) with feta cheese and toasted bread

Frumenty (Trahanas) with feta cheese and toasted bread Ingredients 6 cups chicken stock or water 2 tbsp butter 1 cup trahanas 1 tsp salt 200gr grounded feta cheese 4 sli

Charcoal grilled sardines (Sardeles pantremenes)

Charcoal grilled sardines (Sardeles pantremenes) Ingredients 1 kg big fresh sardines 3 tbsp olive oil 2 onions sliced 1 bunch of parsley finely chopped 3-4 garlic cl