We will be going to Greece in September and would like any suggestions on a food tour in Athens. Thanks
I took the Culinary Backstreets tour called the Moveable Sunday Feast (obviously on a Sunday) and it was fantastic!!! I would do it again, no doubt. I also did a cooking class with The Greek Kitchen which was very good too.
I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!
There was just an article in the NYT with a very favorable review of a company there Greeking.me. I have no first hand knowledge. We toured with Culinary Backstreets in Lisbon and it was very good. Many of these companies are currently closed, or very thinly staffed, or not taking new reservations until the COVID-19 situation improves.
We toured with Kostas, a local Athenian, who took us on an incredible private food tour. Athens-Walks.com. We have taken many food tours all over the world and this one was terrific.
You must be carefull with food tours in Athens. There are a lot that are tourist traps. The best way is to get a private food tour.
I had a great experience with this
Try also to have a tour at open spaces and avoid big crowds.
If you do your research you can do a food tour on your own by checking out various tavernas, grill houses and street foods.
One of my favorite things to do in Athens is to eat and drink my way through the city.
If you feel a guided tour is more convenient and easy you can check out this website:
Or check out this site:
Or you can check out my photos of many tavernas and meals I've had not only in Athens but on islands and the mainland:
I love your post Tommy and will differently try to do our own. Any favorites, we are foodies? Thanks
One of my favorite places to eat is the Psiri District an area behind Athinas St. It has a lot of tavernas with some of the best authentic Greek food in the city. Not as over-the-top touristy as the Plaka.
The photos I showed including Athens have captions with the name of the tavernas so you can use that as a guide.
However, some of my favorites in Athens are:
Ouzeri Karyiannis (in the Central Markets)
Epirus Taverna (in the Central Markets)
These are all subjective to what one likes and atmosphere. Some will be mostly where locals go like Ouzeri Karyiannis & Epirus while others will attract a mix of locals and tourists.
You will be overwhelmed with choices for food.
You can use this website for more help: