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How To Order Greek Meze

Sharing dishes and plates in Greece is a part of the culture, and you can quickly taste the Mediterranean by ordering meze. Meze is a variety of small bites that serve as the perfect appetizer or light meal before dinner. Whether you’re dining with friends or family, sharing a selection of meze allows everyone to sample a variety of flavors and textures, leaving the table full and satisfied. While the variety of dishes can initially feel overwhelming, knowing how to order Greek meze can enhance your dining experience at Krasi, Greco, and Bar Vlaha — our favorites in the Boston area!

Start With Dips

To begin your meze experience, a selection of snacks and dips is customary. Among the favorites are tzatziki, a refreshing yogurt and cucumber dip; melitzanosalata, a flavorful eggplant salad; and hummus, a creamy chickpea dip. These dips are typically accompanied by freshly baked bread, pickled vegetables, and crisp greens. Enjoying these vibrant and flavorful starters sets the stage for a delightful meze feast.

Hot & Cold Dishes

You will want to order both hot and cold meze dishes to try a little bit of everything during your Greek meze. Savory hot dishes include spanakopita, spinach pie, saganaki, fried cheese, or grilled octopus. Popular cold dishes can feature marinated olives, tahini, and salad. Being able to mix and match both hot and cold dishes adds to an authentic Greek dining experience.

Try Seafood

Greece is known for its seafood and fish-forward main dishes. When ordering a Greek meze, try a variety of them. Some of the most savory Greek dishes include marinated anchovies, shrimp saganaki, and fried calamari. These tasty delights are among the most cherished Greek dishes, showcasing the fresh and flavorful seafood of the Mediterranean.

Don't Forget The Ouzo

An authentic Greek dining experience is only complete with Ouzo, a cherished traditional Greek spirit. With its unmistakable anise flavor reminiscent of licorice, Ouzo is often enjoyed as both an aperitif and a digestif by many Greeks. Whether sipped on its own or paired with a delightful array of meze, Ouzo adds a unique touch of Greek culture to your meal.

greek meze in the Back Bay

Now that you know how to order a Greek meze, you are ready for an unforgettable dining experience. From fresh and delicious starters to various hot and cold mains, visit Krasi in the Back Bay of Boston to indulge in delicious Greek meze. The most important tip is to enjoy the company of the ones you are dining with and take your time while savoring every bite. Bon appétit!

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