Walk through the city markets, and taste Vegan products and recipes
that date back to Byzantine years!
What to expect
What did Byzantine food taste like?
Uncover the Byzantine diet’s mystery: Herbs, spices, seasonal and pickled vegetables, wine, and bread were the basis of the typical table.
alk in Thessaloniki’s centuries-old food markets, and shop like a citizen of the Byzantine era would do.
Connect local modern food habits with Byzantine cuisine and learn how this led to the Mediterranean diet health model.
Understand how Greek Orthodox fasting habits are aligned with the Vegan diet and be surprised by the plethora of products and foods that date back to the Byzantine years and still exist in the everyday eating habits of Greeks!
Start your day in Thessaloniki with traditional “Greek” coffee or traditional salepi – depending on season and learn about the evolution of coffee culture and its importance for locals.
And if you are more into espresso or cappuccino, you will be surprised by the variety in the local coffee places.
If something is impressive about this pie, it has been an unchanged recipe for over 800 years!
A straightforward but tasty pie with a crispy fillo, powdered sugar and cinnamon can teach us a lot about simplicity in food!
Did you know that a simple bread ring covered with toasted sesame seeds is the most popular breakfast in Greece?
You will find it in every bakery and numerous food stands, originating back to Byzantine times.
You can find vegetables, fruits, nuts, spices, herbs – anything you need in the city’s markets.
Athonos square gathers stalls for bioproducts and herbs; Kapani is the place to shop for superior-quality food at low prices, while just across the road, the recently renovated Modiano is reborn as a modern food market. We will stroll in the Markets and discover all products people were eating in Byzantine Empire and still do.
Food and wine were always vital to everyday life in Greece!
Drink wine, eat like Byzantines were eating through all our stops, and understand how this reflected the Mediterranean diet health model.
Yes, in Byzantine Empire did have sweets and tasty one! And there were so delicious that we still eat them! We will visit shops that still produce the same with the same way sweets that date back to Byzantine years and taste them!