At last…it’s *WATERMELON SEASON*! Last year you loved our watermelon and feta mint salad, photographed it, instagrammed it, tweeted about it and we can’t thank you enough. This year, after the successful launch of our new vegan menu in March, we decided to take things a step further. Our new watermelon salad this time is… Continue reading The Ultimate Vegan Salad – our collaboration with @Plantbased_Pixie
The Greek salad is a staple of the Greek diet. It is one of the most famous salads, and you will find it listed in menus of non-Greek restaurants all over the world. We have seen it offered in French, Italian, Mexican, South African and Chinese restaurant menus – yes, Chinese! We even dare you… Continue reading ISLE OF WIGHT HEIRLOOM TOMATOES FOR THE GREEK SALAD WIN
Homer referred to it as ‘Liquid Gold’. Hippocrates used it as medication for most ailments. Ancient Greeks used it not only on their food, but also as a beauty product for hair, skin and even clothes. We say no Greek food is actually Greek, if made with lesser quality oil than Greek olive oil. That’s… Continue reading Greek Olive Oil – It’s All Greek To Us
The Greek diet has been the founding rock of what is known as the Mediterranean Diet. It was at first observed in Crete after WW2 when researchers tried to estimate what the lack of food had done to the health of the islands’ inhabitants. They were amazed to find that despite the lack of food,… Continue reading The Real Greek Vegan Menu Launch
The most important person to us Greeks, our mothers, will be celebrated this month. To show our appreciation to the pillars of the household, our “mana” in Greek, we have teamed up with the ‘ultimate feel-good show’ (Classic FM) MAMMA MIA!, bringing you some exciting news! MAMMA MIA! premiered in London 18 years ago on 23rd March 1999 – and it has thrilled more than 60 million… Continue reading Mamma Mia! Cocktails & Competition!
One of the most well-known Greek delicacies is the dolma. This is a food you will find made in many variations in every area of Greece and in every season. The name ‘dolma’ was borrowed by the Greeks from the Turks, however the food itself stems from ancient Greece. The ancient Greek dolmades were called ‘Thria’-Θρία-and… Continue reading It’s All Greek To Us: Greek Dolmades, Vegetarian Dolmades and Recipes
We firmly believe that Greek pulses have an unparalleled flavour. The white sparkling elephant beans of Kastoria, a city in the region of West Macedonia, are famous and sought after by all Greeks. Production is small, run by family owned co-ops, and the beans themselves are a P.G.I. product, meaning beans with a ‘Protected Geographical… Continue reading It’s All Greek To Us: Gigandes aka Giant Beans
If you ask any Greek, eating a souvlaki is something done on a regular basis. Monthly to say the least, if not weekly. Souvlaki is our go-to comfort food, our favourite street food, our most beloved ‘fast’ food, our ‘no-time-to-cook-today’ food, one of the first ‘sandwiches’ any Greek child will eat as soon as we… Continue reading Souvlaki Sundays at The Real Greek
Encephalitis is a very scary disease. It can start out as feeling generally unwell, and like having a cold or the flu, and soon progresses into a life threatening condition. It is technically an inflammation of the brain, caused by infection (often common everyday infections such as the flue or measles for example) or a… Continue reading The Real Greek Supporting World Encephalitis Day
One food has been related unmistakably to Greek cuisine more than any others. It is our most popular street food that has crossed our country’s borders, it has become famous, and it’s loved and cherished by Greeks and foreigners alike. It is of course the delicious souvlaki! The word ‘souvlaki’ is a diminutive of the… Continue reading The Real Greek Christmas Souvlaki – our December special!