Eating Light this Summer? Go With a Greek Salad

When the weather becomes warmer, we instinctively want to spend more time outside indulging in food, drinks, and fun. Greek food is especially fun to eat al fresco during the summer, but finding the right balance with your meals is essential. By eating light, you can enjoy summer treats – including Greek take-out – while […]

Calamari: A Popular Greek Appetizer

Calamari might be the Italian word for squids, but it’s a popular dish associated with Greek food. In Greek, it is traditionally known as Kalamarakia Tiganita (little fried squids). Squid has long been a staple food source in the Mediterranean, but it took its time to make its way over to North America. Now, calamari […]

Consider Greek Food Catering for Your Next Event!

Now that spring is in full swing, it’s the perfect time of year for celebratory events. Do you have an upcoming graduation in the family? Are you marking a milestone like an engagement or a marriage? And let’s not forget the birthdays – there are plenty of those around this time too. When you’re planning […]

Feta Facts

A staple ingredient in Greek food, feta cheese is great in salads, as a dip for olives, or even just by itself. We all know that it tastes amazing, but what gives feta that unique flavour and, what are the health benefits of eating feta? Here are a few facts that may surprise you about […]

How Athens Got Its Name

There is a story behind every name.  Whether it is a person, an object, or a place, there can be a lot of history behind how something got its name.  For example, the iconic and historical Greek city of Athens has a wonderful tale behind it that any Athenian can be proud of.  Here is […]

How to Enjoy our Greek Take-Out on a Health-Conscious Diet

If you’re a health-conscious person, it can be a challenge to maintain a nutritious diet when you don’t feel like cooking and decide to order some take-out. Watching what you eat is a great practice, but who doesn’t need a break sometimes? Well, what if we told you that you don’t need to compromise on […]

A Brief History of the Gyro

  Gyros are always a popular choice when it comes to Greek food. You probably often think of how delicious they are, but have you ever thought of their history? While the idea of roasting pieces of meat on a rotating spit have roots which are thought to date back to ancient times, the modern […]

Greek on Wheels – Great Greek Vegetarian Options in Ottawa

  When you think of Greek food, you think of hot roasted slivers of gyro meat, mouth-watering souvlakis and marinated brochettes. Maybe you even think of crisp fried calamari – a classic Greek food favourite. However, for vegetarians (or for that occasional day when you want to eat like one), options are often limited to […]

The Olive: A Greek Food Staple

Greek food has long been associated with health and longevity. One of the aspects of Greek food that has been widely adopted in Western cultures is the olive, and of course olive oil. We use olive oil for everything, from stir-fries to salad dressing. Most people understand that olive oil is a ‘healthy oil.’ Smart […]

All You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Tzatziki

If you’re like us, you can’t get enough of tzatziki’s deliciousness. Whether it is served with a pita, part of a mouthwatering gyro, or enlivening a calamari platter, tzatziki is one of the things we love most about Greek food – and it’s long been a staple of Greek take-out. This tantalizing garlicky sauce is […]