Are you Visiting Athens? This is the absolute guide for the 10 must eat on a Food Tour in Athens. Most people want to have a real experience at the country they are visiting. A food tour usually gives you an inside knowledge and must give you insights on the culture of the people, not just food. Save yourself from mediocre food tours with large groups and use this guide to learn more about Greek Food and how to taste top quality foods and drinks in Athens. It’s an interesting time to go to the Greek capital, with an explosion of cafes, bars and eateries commencing up, alongside a sparkling appreciation for the meals history and wonderful herbal produce available.
Food Tour the new Tourist Traps
But I realize how difficult it can be to keep away from the tourist traps when you’re new to the city. It is even more difficult since there are a lot of food tours that you can choose. So how do you choose which one you should follow? First and foremost you should choose not the tours with the most reviews. This could be a trap because the tours and the shops are changing and the tour that someone took 2 years ago are not the same with the ones you will visit! Surprise…
The most important thing that can help you beyond reviews is the details that the tour organizer is giving you and what they tell you that you will taste. Be careful, you will realise once you read this that most food tours are generic and they say some food that you will taste or even worse (if they are honest) sample! This is a magic word. This means one bite practically. So be careful again.
We’ve spent an intensive amount of time in Athens exploring its food scene, hunting down the first-class places to devour and drink. Our job is not just to organise food tours, lunches or dinners. We do not let travelers devour at sub-par tavernas whilst in Greece, so here is the guide that can help you choose the best food tours in Athens and have an true Athenian Experience!
Best Food Tours in Athens:
10 must eat on a Food Tour
We are talking about the king of street food in Greece and actually the most wanted food by all locals. The souvlaki shops are everywhere around you and you can try gyros, souvlaki – Kalamaki (meat on a stick) with pita or without. But as you can understand this is easy for every food tour organiser. We do it different. We take you to the last traditional souvlaki shop in Athens. And trust us you will remember it for all your life! Not sampling, eating!
The favorite snack or breakfast of Greeks. Homemade pies are a big part of Greek culture. Pies are a cornerstone of food culture in Greece and with several different fillings tasting one is a must. Though pies are sold like souvlaki at every corner, finding a tasty tyropita with a ling history is not so easy to find. So we will take you to the best pie shop in Athens with a 110 years old history.
A traditional breakfast that is also in every corner in Athens. Round bread with sesami it is extremely tasty and you can eat it all day! Finding a great koulouri though it is not so easy! In order to find the best koulouri in the city needs searching! So, you will eat the best fresh koulouri in town!
4. Olive oil
Greece is famous for the high quality extra virgin Olive Oil that produces every year. The liquid gold is good for your health and we have a 4000 years old tradition around olive oil. An Olive Oil tasting is hard to find at a food tour because it is expensive! Though all of our tours include an Olive Oil Tasting and we go a step further! You will Enjoy an olive oil lesson not just the tasting!
Another favorite snack or sweet depending on the filling. Bougatsa is the phyllo pastry actually. Every food tour in Athens that has respect for the traveler must include a bougatsa. We have the best bougatsa in town, fresh from the oven!
The boat shape snack with several different fillings also. It resembles with pizza when you taste it but until you try it you will not be able to understand how it is different. Hand made Peynirli are made only in two shops in Athens City Center and we visit them both depending which tour you choose, morning or evening.
7. Loukoumades, the Greek donut
This traditional Dessert may look like small donuts but they are not. Made with dough and fried in front of you are the perfect dessert after your lunch! With honey or praline it is up to you!
8. Cold Cuts and Cheese
Cheese and cold cuts are a very big part of Greek meze culture. So it is a must that you try them. Meze is a shared food that people eat with wine, ouzo or tsipouro. Olives, feta or graviera cheese, pastourmas and salami are some versions that you will taste. Depending on the tour you will eat them cooked or fried (saganaki). Also an absolute must and certainly in our list of 10 must eat on a Food Tour in Athens.
9. Taverna food
Visiting a taverna is very important in order to complete a traditional Food Tour in Athens. You can try some kebab, pork, fava beans salad, tzatziki and many more. The difficult part is not to go to a tourist taverna, in order to have high quality food!
10. Little Fried Fish
Last but not least of the list for 10 must eat on a Food Tour in Athens. The king of summer meze is little fried fishes. Sardines, anchovies, shrimps fresh and with some tsipouro! We offer it at the street food tour and people love it!