Souvlaki is a traditional Greek dish which is famous worldwide. The recipe has been known since Greek antiquity and the historical sources of the time mention that the Athenians ate a dish called “kandaulos” that was something similar to today’s souvlaki. It combined pieces of grilled meat, pita, cheese and dill and was served with broth. Many many years later, the modern souvlaki is the most popular fast food in every city of the country, including Thessaloniki.
One of my favorite spots is Laikon in the neighborhood next to Ladadika (check out the Ladadika article). This traditional and family-run tavern is a well-known place and always a good idea for the city’s night owls. Choose the pork or chicken souvlaki, the juicy handmade burgers (biftekakia) or delicious pancetta that are grilled when you order them. The authentic atmosphere of the tavern,the traditional music along with the great taste will properly end a crazy party evening in a city that knows how to throw a feast and have fun!