Thessaloniki has been renowned for its culinary tradition, but to some, it lacks innovation, imagination and improvisation.
Little do they know.
Stepping in “Kits kai s’ efaga” or “Kits” in short, brings you to the brave new world of nouvelle cuisine grecque. The kitsch, flamboyant or even “camp” decoration is a great winner in itself – yes, that is how they got the name- and it instantly implies you are not in an ordinary taverna but in a place of exploration and mouth-watering sensations.
“Greek with a twist” would actually be the term that would best describe Kits, as Lena and Maria (chefs and proprietors) love combining traditional Greek platters and local, organic raw materials with recipes from across the globe. There are very few places in Thessaloniki where you will find such excellent quality and variety in exclusive, artisan products, especially when it comes to cheese, so Kits is bound to knock your palate (but not your wallet) out with its godly creations.
I love coming over to Kits, because apart from its fantastic tastes, it is a very laid-back and friendly place, centrally located but never too noisy or busy. Though Kits is considered a fine-dining place for its menu and quality, it has neither the attitude nor the prices accompanying that title, which makes it all the more charming and a lovely spot to experience.
I say, go for it!
P.S: Do try the Cretan raki and the tsipouro. Absolutely amazing.