Did someone say “Opa!”? You certainly might once you get done exploring all of the amazing Greek restaurants Austin has to offer. Mediterranean food is easily one of the nicest cuisines to eat. It’s fresh, light, and yet, still satisfyingly filling. In Austin, you can find Mediterranean food from all over the region, but we wanted to focus on the Greeks specifically today. After all, they’ve been doing food right since 7000 BCE.
Built a little bit like a wooden Greek villa, Santorini has lots of greek food to choose from. More than gyros and spanakopita, they have dishes that are more difficult to find outside of Greece. Their patio is also a great place to try some of their Greek wines!
Troy is the the best small Greek restaurants in Austin with big flavors. While they may have a few more Turkish offerings than Greek, they’ve got a wide variety of grilled meats, veggies, and dips to enjoy with their fresh pita. Grab a wrap or a plate of food and enjoy the cozy, home-cooked atmosphere.
Opa is a coffee shop by day and a wine bar by night with some incredible Greek food. It’s a great place if you’re looking for some tasty coffee in the morning. In the afternoon on to the evening grab a bite to eat at this restaurant, and then enjoy some wine with friends on their gorgeous patio.
Some amazing gyros can be found at this food truck! The owner of Big Fat Greek Gyros hails from Greece and has been sharing his grandma’s recipes with the city of Austin for some time now. It’s authentic, home-y, and absolutely delicious.
Arpeggio’s Grill is a favorite of many, from students to well – anyone really. The food at this Greek restaurant in Austin can be enjoyed at a low table on a soft Turkish rug. Come here for the food and tea, but stick around for the lovely atmosphere.
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Peace Bakery is largely known for having some of the best Middle Eastern baked goods and pastries – perfect for pairing with coffee or tea. They have both Greek and Middle Eastern dishes, and they’re also an amazing place to get some traditional homemade bread.
You can find their hummus in almost any store, but the Mediterranean Chef also has a great little cafe. Currently delivery only, you can grab all the Greek specialties you need at this restaurant to take you from appetizers through to dessert.
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