Greek food-do you like it or no? what have you tried that was good what was bad?? im thinking of opening a greek restaurant-give me opinions
literally everything else.
i fucking hate greek home cooking and sit-in restaurant stuff. if the greek place doesn't do take away, i'll likely not enjoy anything on its menu. same with turkish food (which is the same shit under a different name and banner)
im also thinking about a food truck ..not really sure yet..what were some things you enjoyed??
>Greek food-do you like it or no? what have you tried that was good what was bad?? im thinking of opening a greek restaurant-give me opinions
You have two directions you can take here:
1) Appease the biggest mediterranean demographic, and rather than cook actual Greek food, you only cook non-pork items. If there are locals who are muslims, they won't shun your place. Call it a mediterranean taverna and get all the neighboring cuisines into the menu, north african, isreali, lebanese, etc.
2) Open a comfort food diner with focus on greek items too. Daily specials with soup/salad/dessert included, and incorporate some of the favorite dishes, or include some great seafood. Daily you'll have to include some gyro meat, spinach and feta in the breakfast omelettes, maybe some shakshouka or some other egg tucked bread idea.
You'll need your dessert hand good. Baklava, galactobourka, maybe some homemade turkish things. The $10ish family diner is popular with old folks, esp if you do an early bird, and they can be your bread and butter, the post-church crowd too, this is Diner 101. If you're doing something else, sadly, probably turning away some folks.
There's a place called Gyroville, kind of doing a take on the fast casual Chipotle idea, combined with Chicken Kitchen, I'd say, with a touch of latin american with some chimmichurri combined with the assortment of tzatzikis . Chopchop layered rice platters. I don't live near one anymore, but it'd be in my weekly rotation if I did. Check out their menu for ideas.
thanks man,,everything you said makes sense..im just trying to do something good and different..
Pretty much anything that's wrapped in a pita to-go is good. Anything requiring utensils I find to be god-awful. Sorry Greekbro, but I can't stand your food other than souvlakia and shit like that.
Lucky for you, Greek take-out stands seem to make way more money than sit-in Greek joints.
What are greek restaurants like outside of Greece? Do you people just have guro joints or full on tavernas with lamp dishes and seafood mezedes?
your opinion is accepted..but youve obviously nevere had real greek food...usually its butchered and westernized in oreder to sell to other flavor pallates,,but i assure you if you try my granmas stuff youll never forget it..
gyro joints are everywhere,,yes.. but there are also countless places that serve up anything from fresh octapus and all kinds of seafood,,to the most tender lamb / beef / pork/ dishes and bbq's youve ever had..
. Bellydancing, plate smashing, and Zorba dancing make for an exciting and memorable dining experience.
thats full blown greek taverna mate...lol,,also that menu is huge,,im thinking way smaller of course,,mostly due to monies
im leaning towards food truck honestly..but i just got homesick for some reason ..i miss pic related
Well, while not strictly speaking Greek, I'm ethnically Grekánoi, and it's after my people that the majority of European languages get the name for Greece.
Anyway, we speak a language that's mostly intelligible to yours, so I've been to Greece and got around speaking Grekánika mostly fine. I have Greek family and Greek friends so trust me when I tell you I'm familiar enough with Greek food to say I don't like it. Because I don't. Sorry if that offends, bro, but I strongly dislike it.
You can sell mousaka and fucking shrimp souvlaki (which is a dish that I have never seen on a menu after living in Greece for the past 26 years) but not pastitsio?
Canadians and slavs have shit taste it seems.
well its one of my favorites and octapus pita or on a stick could become a ''trendy'' thing for hipsters and shit ..and yes if properly scrubbed them inestines get so crispy and delicious...shit my mouth is now watering
There is no such thing as Turkish food, most of their dishes are either Byzantine, Persian, Armenian, Arab or Kurdish in origin. "True" Turkish cuisine is inedible steppe-food.
>eating food in the UK
Oh well maybe they should, thats probably why they dont have any money there. If you stand out as a business you may draw more clientele.
greek food places are always the same old crap and maybe thats why its such an unmemorable cuisine..
I used to eat it but I can't any more because every time I do I falafel.
I'm not ..the cuisine is forgettable, so why not make it something they remember and make it stand out in the customers mind as a memorable experience?
Fire and cheese is memorable bro.
throw a twist in there make a onion volcano or something but light something on fire and they remember that for a while. This is what i do for restaurants, I give them fresh ideas to turn the tide of a unmemorable cuisine and pave the road to a successful future. Bro' turning around a failing cuisine is a daunting challenge under the best of circumstances but i'm willing to take on the challenge. I can save greece. WE can save greece together. We'll channel our inner food network star and use a lot of texting to rescue this desperate cuisine from complete collapse.
Where the hell are you that they don't have greek seafood restaurants? There are 3 within walking distance by me in NYC.
Yea right, go to Turkey, looks similar to greek food, shits all sloppy, cheap ingredients, cheap oil, cheap sauces and chili added. It's almost the same except it's spiced hot to make up for flavor. I don't know, maybe I'm just use to the Greek version of food.
What? Yea they do light the pan up in the kitchen, sometimes they even do it at the table.
Kokoretsi is good on a horizontal spit, gets all crispy.
I got banned for hating greek food once, but honestly
>throwing your national cheese in brine then lighting it on fire
>boiling greens you found in your backyard
>adding pine pitch to your wine
fucking brits go to greece for the food, that should speak volumes
I love Greek food in general, but especially their cakes and pastries. I'm lucky that I'm a skinny fuck, so when I'm in Greece on vacation I can just consume these like crazy.
They are sweet as fuck, drenched in syrup, and just pure filth, but by the Greek gods are they delicious.
Pic related. Can any Greek speaker here tell me if there's a general term for these cakes or cake shops? Because they've got a huge variety.