The truth is that I am not the biggest fan of soups. In fact, I almost dislike them! Epirus, however, is the only place in Athens that can make me feel like I want to taste its delicious soups, especially in winter time.
Epirus is a legend in Athens’ gastronomy scene. It has become really famous since it was established for its soups, especially the soup called “Patsas” (this is the medicine for hangover). There you can also find the special soup “Mageiritsa” – the traditional food Greeks eat the night before Easter.
This place was established by Mr Jimmy who was a famous cook among the people of Varvakeios Market. After his death, his daughter Rania took over the restaurant and she is really great. Speaking many languages, always smiling and helpful to decide which soup to taste, she will always make you feel the warmth of hospitality.
This article is dedicated to Mr. Giannis, the biggest lover of Athens and Rania’s soups. It’s dedicated to the day he shared with me his love and admiration for this chaotic and beautiful part of the city named Varvakeios market, and for this special place called “Ipeiros oinomageireion” (or Epirus Tavern).