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Greek Fromagerie & Charcuterie
Having lived in Spain for six years, I’ve become accustomed to the philosophy of tapas: Eating my way through plates and plates of different small dishes, preferably shared with friends, while having a chat and indulging in some people watching. It’s perfect for someone like me who is incapable of deciding on one dish. Athens, it turns out, has lots of tapas friendly places as well. Greeks call the little plates meze, and they’re served as snacks with drinks or at the beginning of a meal.
Some great places to try meze are charcuteries and fromageries, selling meats and cheeses to locals who just come here to do their shopping, but also have a bar and a few tables around the place for you to sit down and enjoy small plates of meats, cheeses, stuffed wine leaves (my favorite!) and other snacks. Some of them even offer full menus of proper sit down dinners, although I have no idea why you’d commit to that if you can do tapas. Maybe I have food commitment issues.
Dolmadakia, one of the greatest Greek food inventions: Grapevine leaves stuffed with rice and herbs, typically dill, parsley and mint, served with a yoghurt dip and a touch of lemon
Where to find it: Try “Ta Karamanlidika tou Fani”, Sokratous 1 & Evripidou 52 (it’s one place, with two addresses as it’s on the corner of Sokratous and Evripidou).
This article has been published in Things to Do in Athens for Foodies – Traveling German by Edwina.