Local Food to Try in Athens – Video Guide by Luke Martin
In this episode, we are taking you for a local street food tour around the Central Market (Varvakios Central Market) in downtown Athens. Surrounding this market is a tons of traditional restaurants and street foods!
We are taking you to a secret underground restaurant called Diporto, where there is no menu; the chef serves you whatever fresh ingredients he’s prepared for the day.
We are also taking you for coffee at a local institution: Mokka. Here, they make strong Greek coffee in hot sand. Next we will take you into the heart of the Central Market to show you the local seafood catches, and we’ll show you a traditional Ouzeri. Ouzeris serve ouzo and mezedes (small plates) which can be sourced directly from the market. These are really cool joints where you can eat super local food and chat with locals.
For dessert, we are taking you to Krinos, for loukoumades served with honey, cinnamon and vanilla ice cream. To finish off the street food tour, we will take you for a full meal at Telis Steakhouse. This shop serves charcoal grilled pork chops and a delicious SPICY and grilled salad. What an incredible day of eating!
1 – Diporto Restaurant Theatrou 2, Athens 105 52
2 – Mokka Specialty Coffee Athinas 44, Athens 105 51
3 – Varvakios Central Market
4 – Ouzeri Karayiannis Athinas 42, Athens 999 20
5 – Krinos Aiolou 87, Athens 105 51
6 – Telis Steakhouse Evripídou 86 / Epikourou 20, Athens 105 53– Luke Martin