Street Food in Thessaloniki

Exploring the city is hungry work, so when you've worked up an appetite, sample some Thessalonian street food.


FOODPORN
A canteen serving burgers to go or eat on site, with a funky aesthetic and humorous menu names, such as the Marc Zuckerburger or Steven Spielburger, the latter served in a soft brioche bun. The portions are big and the kitchen stays open until the wee hours. There are plenty of bars in the vicinity to quench your thirst afterwards. [11 Proxenou Koromila]

DERLICATESSEN
Derlicatessen stands out among the other souvlaki joints – as is evident from the long weekend queues – for its excellent quality ingredients and selection of different pita breads and sauces. It’s also popular for its vegetarian souvlaki with mushrooms and haloumi cheese. The fries are fresh, not frozen. [7 Kouskoura]

PITES TIS VOULAS
Using traditional filo pastry that makes a satisfying crunch when bitten into and other first-class ingredients, the famous Voula’s Pies has been around for 20 years. The kitchen is open so you don’t have to try to sneak a peek at what’s going on. Ideal for breakfast or lunch to go. Try as many pies as you can: spinach, cheese, leek or mushroom. As for dessert, grab a rice pie, apple pie or cream pie, which is the in-house version of the classic bougatsa. [48 Pavlou Mela]

PIZZA POSELLI
This avant-garde pizzeria, located right in the middle of the nightlife action, offers a good menu of thin-crust pizzas with light toppings, as well as a selection of eight different pizzas that can be bought by the slice. We loved the chandelier that gives it a deco feel. Don’t be put off by the fact that the staff rarely seems to smile. Stays open after midnight. [2 Vilara & Syngrou]


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