Hayley is an Education Abroad Advisor and she works as an International Coordinator for the N.U.in Program here in Thessaloniki. But above all she is an outdoor enthusiastic and this is something we have in common.She knows Thessaloniki like we, the locals and her vibrant descriptions made us ask her, if we could repost her article!
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So, we represent you, Hayley’s whole article and we hope to meet her someday here in Thessaloniki and to share our greek food secrets with here!
Enjoy the delicious article!
HAYLEY SARAH BLOG: THE CROSSROADS OF TRAVEL, ADVENTURE, & LIFESTYLE
Eating Your Way Through Thessaloniki
Best Restaurants of Thessaloniki
Rosticceria Di Salonicco
While I love all things about Greek culture, upon stepping in the door I was immediately transported to Italy. This cozy restaurant and its design allow you to see and hear the things going on in the kitchen. Ourania’s husband, Tano, was incredibly hospitable. This is the kind of place where people are regulars, and I would be too because the pasta that I ate was undeniably some of the best I’d ever had. To top it all off, when my boyfriend and I couldn’t choose between canolis and tiramisu, Tano (the owner/chef/waiter/man-who-does-it-all) brought us BOTH!
Other things to know before embarking on your Greek food tour
- Restaurant staff are not being rude if you don’t get your check at a moment’s notice. In fact, they are being quite the opposite in allowing you to relax and enjoy your table for as long as you please. Be patient in waiting for your check!
- Dessert is often complimentary. Yes – you heard correctly. At many restaurants, they will bring out a complimentary house dessert just because. Another highlight of Greek hospitality.
- If you go out for a drink, you will inadvertently also be served snacks: chips, peanuts, popcorn, sometimes crackers and cheese if you’re lucky. It’s dreamy.
- Greeks eat dinner late. You will notice that restaurants do not get crowded for dinnertime until maybe 8, usually 9pm.
- If you attempt to use your Greek, it will be appreciated. It’s a difficult language and chances are you won’t get it perfect, but you likely will get smiles from servers and a token of appreciation for trying.
Cute cafes, bars, and coffee
- TOMS Flagship Thessaloniki (yes, like the shoe)
- Ánōthen – LGBTQ friendly
- Treehouse (Δεντρόσπιτο) – Some of my most fun nights were spent here. They have great live music nearly every night
- Coffee Island – a favorite coffee shop of a Greek professor that I worked with, and I have to say I agree. And you should know that Greeks take their coffee very seriously
- Karma Cafe – Go here for a coffee reading! This place is popular so plan to wait for an hour to be seen (there is no wi-fi here)
Hayley thanks for the cooperation and your love for our blog!