May 30, 2023


We got here to Thessaloniki to eat and work. Plus to benefit from the heat. It was late October and nonetheless an ideal 24c. Over little underneath a month, we loved a number of the finest meals now we have ever tasted. What makes Thessalonki, the meals capital of Greece? The town’s wealthy culinary traditions have been constructed on the wave of immigrants which have made the town dwelling over the centuries. The place to eat in Thessaloniki and what meals do you have to eat in Thessaloniki? To actually really feel the heart beat of the town, head to one of many metropolis’s many mezedopolia ( small plates eating places the place you gorge on quite a lot of native dishes, washed down with ridiculously inexpensive ouzo, wine, retsina or tsipouro). I’ve shared beneath the finest eating places in Thessaloniki which are good high quality and finances pleasant. Let me know if I ought to add anymore names to this listing.

1. Laikon

Located subsequent the nightlife hotspot of Ladaika , you’ll find Laikon. I can’t vouch for this being one of the best gyros in Thessaloniki however I’m certain it’s up there with one of the best within the city- beloved the mixture of crispy pancetta with mustard, spicy cheese spread-tirokafteri and their hand reduce fries, bundled right into a fluffy toasted pita.

Value: €3.20

Handle: Politechniou 24, Thessaloniki 546 25, Greece

2. Kafeneio Odysseia

Run by the affable Christos and Rita, Kafeneio Odysseia for me sums of the magic of Thessaloniki’s meals scene. There isn’t a menu right here. You might be served no matter is recent from the oven. It looks like consuming at somebody’s dwelling fairly than a restaurant. Every thing we tasted from their superb crunchy salad to the broad beans in tomato sauce baked within the oven to Dolmadakia (vine leaves full of rice) -each dish tasted heavenly and was fantastically offered.

Value: The costs are tremendous cheap- we ordered 4 dishes and it got here to €20. Half a litre of the home white wine was €5.

Handle: Kastritsiou 11, Thessaloniki 546 23, Greece

3. Argofageio

This was one other spotlight of Thessaloniki, It’s a small intimate restaurant with 6 tables and the standard of meals right here is superb for what you pay. The handwritten menu modifications day by day and ready with no matter is recent from the market.Every thing we tasted right here, from stuffed mushrooms to seafood rice with mussels was superb. Two glasses of white wine: €2.50.

Handle: Apellou 6, Thessaloniki 546 22, Greece


4. Το Δίχτυ

Good seafood, beautiful ambiance, good music and actually good prices- protected guess for first rate seafood in Thessaloniki

Handle: Δραγουμη και, Dimitsa 18, Thessaloniki 546 23, Greece

5. Salento Wooden Fired Road Meals

This restaurant apart from serving nice wooden fired oven pizzas specialises in Puccia sandwich, a standard bread from Salento, an space of Puglia. It’s a avenue meals basic made with pizza dough baked in a wood-fired oven. Just like a pita (however not fairly as thick and as chewy) you possibly can select from quite a lot of fillings- mushrooms, pulled pork, salsiccia, pesto, prosciutto crudo- you might be spoilt for selection.

Value: Costs begin from simply €4.50

Handle: El. Venizelou 76, Thessaloniki 546 31, Greece

6. Μπακίρι Καφενές

I’d advocate this quaint espresso home /meze ‘small plates’ restaurant close to to Zeus is Unfastened Hostel on the power of the workers, worth and in addition the meals.

Value: We ordered a greek salad which was unbelievable, fried fish plus some coffees for underneath €8.

Handle: Chalkeon 23, Thessaloniki 546 31, Greece

7. Οινοποτείο καπηλειό

This meze small plates restaurant within the Kapani market is a gem with number of conventional greek dishes. Decide of all of the dishes was the smoked aubergine with feta.

Value: Meze begins from simply €4 and half a litre of wine from €5. Unimaginable worth and fantastic service.

Handle: Spandoni 26, Thessaloniki 546 24, Greece

8. Bougatsa Bantis

If there was dish that represented Thessaloniki and its historical past, it might be Bougasta, a phyllo pastry pie that’s loved for breakfast in northern Greece. It’s shut cousin of Turkish börek which you additionally discover within the Balkans.

The very best place to attempt in Thessaloniki is Bougasta Bantis, run by Philippos Bantis and his household. Philippos is the third era of the household making Bougasta, a practice carried on from his grandfather who got here to Thessaloniki with the wave of Greek refugees who needed to go away Cappadocia again within the early 1920’s. The Greeks from Asia Minor introduced their wealthy meals tradition and century outdated baking traditions. So if you attempt the Bougasta right here, you might be tasting a novel slice of historical past and heritage. Based in 1969 by Phillippos’s father, you possibly can attempt cheese, spinach or my favourite-semolina custard and cinnamon.

Handle: Panagias Faneromenis 33, Thessaloniki 546 32, Greece