Kostas best souvlaki in Athens
Kostas Souvlaki in Athens Photograph: Why Athens

Best Street Food in Athens

The capital’s street food scene boasts some of the best food offerings in the city – if you know where to go. There are more choices than ever, so we decided it was time to put them all to the test and give you the round up of the tastiest bites around town.

  • Kostas best souvlaki in Athens

    Kostas souvlaki

    Where: Plaka/Syntagma
    Why Go: For the one of the best souvlaki spots in central Athens
    We Loved: The guilt-free taste sensation
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    Athens Street Food

    There is a food revolution going on in Athens and some of its best food can be found on the streets. From delectable homemade pies, mouthwatering souvlaki to a fish burger with a twist, here are six of our all time favourite food stops.

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  • Greek Donuts Loukoumades Athens

    Where to find the best loukoumades in Athens

    Most European cultures have their version of doughnuts but Greek “loukoumades” (lou-kou-ma-des) would have to be the most sinful. If you’re going to indulge then you might as well have the best. These delectable, fluffy balls of dough will satisfy your deepest sweet cravings. We’ve chosen three of the standouts in central Athens. KRINOS LOUKOUMADES Since…

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  • Koulouri of Psirri Athens

    The Koulouri of Psirri

    A koulouri is a circle of bread sprinkled with sesame seeds and often found in small stands around the city for breakfast in Athens. If you want to go straight to the source of supply, The Koulouri of Psirri is where it’s at. The koulouri from Thessaloniki is a national favourite and Ilias Papageorgiou has tweaked…

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  • Greek Yogurt in Athens

    In search of the best Greek Yogurt in Athens

    I have been savouring Greek yogurt for as long as I can remember. Yogurt for me was a childhood moment of pure enjoyment. For many years, Greeks have been producing yogurt and it is this tradition that inspired me to write, The Real Greek Yogurt Book. My focus was on good quality traditional Greek yogurt. As I searched for the best Greek yogurt in Athens, I found myself in the historical centre, beneath the Acropolis, where I found two shops that were unbelievably unique.

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  • Matsoukas why athens

    Matsoukas

    If there is one shop to go and get fully stocked up before you travel home, this is the place. Part wine cava, part sweet heaven, Matsoukas is an Athenian institution. Stock up on your Metaxa (Greek brandy) and glyka koutaliou (Greek preserved fruits jarred in sugary syrup). I challenge you to leave without a…

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