5 spots for eating Greek cuisine and buying local products

Ergon House

RESTAURANTS

The boutique hotel and delicatessen Ergon House encompasses the Ergon chain's philosophy of traditional Greek cuisine, local products, hospitality and enjoyment of food. In the high-ceilinged ground floor, with aesthetics combining elements of an old coffee shop, bare industrial materials and street art, there is an agora with a butchery, fish shop, bakery, grocery store, and delicatessen. In the restaurant area or on the bar, you will taste omelets, peinirli, and homemade bougatsa for breakfast and brunch along with specialty coffee from Taf. In the lunch and evening menus, you will find warm seasonal greens, pickled tuna, barley with seafood and rice with wild mushrooms.

Karamanlidika tou Fani

RESTAURANTS

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Tyrokomeio Kostarelou

RESTAURANTS

A sophisticated Greek deli, in the heart of Kolonaki. Everything you can spot on its menu is made from traditional products, made in Kostarelo's cheese factory: grilled cheeses, cold or hot sandwiches, plateaus of cheese and sausages, and dairy-based desserts, such as rice pudding.

Farma Mpralou Psitokreopoleio

SOUVLAKI

Apart from their two Athens restaurants, you can try the Bralos Farm meats in this rustic souvlaki joint, to take away or at the tables on the pedestrian street. You will find straws with pork or chicken leg, servings with black Angus patties, beef fillet or lamb chops and freshly cut fried potatoes. The feta cheese produced in the farm and the Greek salad are excellent appetizers. There is also a butcher's showcase with the farm's meats: if you are eager to try them, you can ask for to grill you a piece of your choice on the spot.

Ta Mezeklikia tis Lachanagoras

RESTAURANTS

Located in the central market of Athens, this deli-restaurant has a decor with industrial elements combined with retro tiles, strings with sausages, garlic and sun-dried tomatoes hanging from the roof and rows of shelves with products from all over Greece. You will try hunkar begendi (lamb stew served on a bed of creamy roasted eggplant puree), meatballs with tomato sauce and yogurt, and platters of cheese, cold cuts and salty fish. Dont leave without buying excellent dairy products from Lesvos and buffalo meat products from a family-owned farm and processing unit in Kerkini lake.
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