Are you going on a holiday to Greece? If so, be prepared to face a sensory overload of aromas, flavors, and influences as you walk the streets of this breathtaking, history-laden land. Greek cuisine is famous for its street food, which can be purchased from vendors in Athens, Rhodes, Thessaloniki, and practically any other city or village in the country. For a full cultural experience, visitors to Greece should make sure to try this delicious, affordable fare for themselves.
In this blog post, we discuss four of the most popular street foods in Greece, and what makes them exceptional. Thankfully, you don’t have to travel halfway across the world to experience Greek street food for yourself. At Tzatziki, we offer authentic Greek street food at our two Toronto locations. Whether you’re interested in delivery, pick-up, or dining-in, check out our menu now to see our fresh, flavorful offerings and call or visit Tzatziki today!
Souvlaki is the most popular street food in Greece, and for good reason. Well-made souvlaki is succulent, convenient, and delicious, featuring skewered meat served on a warm pita, alongside tomatoes, onions, fries, and tzatziki sauce. Souvlaki is traditionally made from pork or chicken, and may be served with potatoes or other vegetables. If you’re interested in experiencing this delectable dish for yourself, Tzatziki offers many different souvlaki options, such as our classic chicken or pork souvlaki, served on a warm pita or bun, or our chicken or pork souvlaki dinners, which come paired with potatoes, salad, and rice. Our chicken souvlaki, which has been rated the best in Toronto by BlogTo and Toronto.com, is our most popular dish. What are you waiting for? Call now to order some mouthwatering souvlaki from Tzatziki today!
Gyros are another popular street food in Greece. Much like souvlaki, gyros consist of roast meat served on warm pita bread. The difference between souvlaki and gyros is that gyro meat is sliced off a vertical rotisserie, whereas souvlaki meat is prepared on a skewer. Gyros are usually made from pork or chicken, and paired with tomato, onion, and tzatziki sauce. At Tzatziki, you can order pork or chicken gyro as either a hot meze, pita sandwich, or dinner entree, paired with rice, potatoes, and salad.
Greece is famous for its feta cheese and flaky phyllo dough. Spanakopita, or spinach pie, features both of these delicacies all wrapped in one. In Greece, this vegetarian dish is served by street side vendors as the perfect midday snack, but spanakopita can be enjoyed any time of the day. Spanakopita is usually made from butter, spinach, onions, phyllo dough, and feta cheese. At Tzatziki, our spinach pie is always baked fresh and features light, flaky phyllo dough that will melt in your mouth. Enjoy our spanakopita as a hot meze or as a lighter dinner option. However you choose to eat it, our spinach pie is sure to please.
Those with a taste for beef will love authentic Greek bifteki. Bifteki consists of a burger-like patty, seasoned to perfection with herbs and spices, such as oregano, cumin, mint, and more. Experience our popular bifteki on a warm pita or bun, or as a dinner alongside potatoes, salad, and rice. If you want to try this delicious dish before committing to an entire meal, we also offer single pieces of bifteki for you to enjoy. Try our bifteki today and we promise that it won’t be your last time!
In this post, we’ve discussed only a few of the many mouthwatering street foods that Greece has to offer. To experience these and other Greek foods for yourself, visit us at our two Toronto locations or call for delivery or pick-up to enjoy Tzatziki in the comfort of your own home. We also sell many of our marinated meats, including souvlaki, gyro, and bifteki, in large batches for you to grill at home and throw the ultimate backyard barbecue. For the best Greek food in Toronto, turn to Tzatziki!