Enjoy ouzo, a shot of traditional tsipouro or original Cretan raki, beer or retsina in a bar much different from any the other. With a colourful, young and playful environment, Meze Bar definitely stands out as it serves a variety of delicious meze dishes. The menu is as playful as its interior and almost everything in it is a “must-try”: cheese kataifi rolls topped with red pepper jam, beetroot with smoked herring and walnuts, roast eggplant nests filled with tomato dip, smooth fava with sun-dried tomato pesto.
A classic Greek coffeehouse and meze joint that has turned everything “upside down” in order to get everything right! Anapoda -literally meaning upside down- is located in one of the city’s famous gastronomic neighbourhoods where plenty of ouzo & meze restaurants can be found. But this one is highly recommended!
If you’re looking for something refreshing to boost your energy after a long day of sightseeing and shopping or something really nutritious and healthy to kick-start your day, just drop by Coffreez. With two locations downtown, Coffreez offers a great variety of freshly squeezed organic fruit and vegetable juices, smoothies that have been specifically designed by nutritionist experts, tasty salads, deli sandwiches, wrappers and several low fat but super tasty options.
See me. Flirt me. Love me. Bite me!
Bite Me is the newest hot-spot on the seafront, offering a magnificent view over the sea and a great menu of several hot bites! Start your day with some crispy traditional feta cheese-pie, creamy quiche Lorraine, yummy chocolate donuts, cinnamon apple-pie and a really flavourful cup of coffee.
A story that started back in 1935 when the founder of this iconic family bakery set one goal: to bake the best bread and koulouri (the signature sesame sprinkled pretzel you will see street vendors selling in every corner) in Thessaloniki. Three generations later, the tradition is still carried on with great success.
A family business that has been one of the city’s gastronomic landmarks for over 30 years, offering the best fish and chips in town. If you go an a walk around the beautiful port area and turn towards Ladadika, you will see plenty of fish and chips restaurants. But watch out, because only “Ta Bakaliarakia sto Limani” (the little cods by the harbour) offer the original fish and chips secret recipe that has been loved by locals over the decades.
If you want to dine like a local, take a short break from sight-seeing and stop by Bombidia at Modiano Market, right off of Aristotelous square. And if you’re wondering what the meaning behind this word is and why this small restaurant is always packed, just keep in mind that “bombidia” refers to tiny “meat bombs” that burst with flavour!
According to Wikipedia “a gyro (/ˈjɪəroʊ/ YEER-oh,/ˈʒɪəroʊ/ ZHEER-oh;) or gyros (Greek: γύρος, [ˈʝiros], lit. ‘turn’) is a Greek dish of meat roasted on a vertical spit. It is commonly served in a sandwich with tomato, onion, tzatziki sauce”. So if you are looking for the best gyros in town, you will find it in one of the city’s busiest parts. Right across the iconic Arch of Galerius (Camara) you will instantly recognise Christos by the four huge vertical spits of
roasting pork and chicken gyros, rotating behind its fron window.
Frozen yoghurt first made its appearance in the ’70s and nowadays it is more popular than ever! As a healthier alternative to ice-cream, frozen yoghurt is low on calories -one cup has only got 115 calories and just 2% fat- but high on calcium and proteins!
Right in the heart of the city’s historical centre, Loukouma was created as the ultimate place for donuts from all around the world. But in fact, it is a lot more than that! Loukouma, is the place where you can enjoy a cup of slow roasted Greek coffee or a shot of brazilian varietal espresso along with Greek deep-fried loukoumas, Italian bomboloni, Spanish churros, German berliners or American donuts and a long list of homemade pies.
Right between Aristotelous Square and the Byzantine church of Agia Sofia, you will definitely recognise this local eatery by its signature blue chairs and tablecloths, in one of the picturesque stone-paved alleys around Athonos Square, where a cool breeze magically keeps the summer heat away.
This traditional coffeehouse right inside the cool and quiet walking passage of Stoa Alamani is here to offer you “the good life” by adding four essential ingredients. Great cuisine, Music, Deco, Crowd…
Οn the tranquil and almost “hidden” I. Delliou Square -right off Sintrivani (fountain) and just a few steps away from the Arch of Galerius (Kamara)- you will find this really beautiful retro-modern coffee house. Minion offers several blends of slow roasted coffee in different flavours (refreshing mastic, spicy cardamom, blissful cinnamon) as well as a very interesting selection of draft and bottled beers, provided by microbreweries from all over Greece.
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