Looking for a break from gyros in Athens? Feyrouz is a hidden spot that’s not your usual bakery, restaurant, or pastry shop. It combines all three! This restaurant offers delicious food from both the Mediterranean and the Levant region (eastern Mediterranean countries).

Feyrouz serves up fresh, handmade street food in a cozy atmosphere. Their menu is like a trip through history, with dishes influenced by the Silk Road trade routes. Every bite is packed with flavor and tradition.

Feyrouz Athens

Rooted in Heritage

Feyrouz offers a unique blend of Greek, Turkish, and Middle Eastern cuisine. Their family recipes have been passed down for generations, but with a modern twist.

Dishes like the Peinirli, a warm, cheesy Turkish flatbread, or the Bosphorus Rice, a flavorful mix of basmati rice, chickpeas, chicken, and spices, showcase this heritage. Each bite is a delicious journey through the family’s history.

Feyrouz Athens

A Feast for the Senses

Feyrouz offers a taste of Greece and the Middle East in a cozy setting. Walk in and smell the fresh bread and spices filling the air. Hear the happy chatter of other diners as you enjoy your meal. The restaurant’s pretty small but it is cozy.

Here are some must-tries:

  1. Lahmacun: A thin, crispy Turkish flatbread topped with seasoned ground meat, perfect for those who like a kick.
  2. Feyrouz Vegetarian Pie: Packed with eight fresh, seasonal vegetables, this vegetarian option is bursting with flavor.
  3. Whole Grain Sourdough Nest: This unique dish features a warm sourdough bread “nest” perfect for scooping up dips and other toppings.
  4. Peinirli: Gooey cheese melted inside a crispy flatbread, a delightful Turkish comfort food.
  5. Lentil Soup: A hearty and classic soup, perfect for a filling lunch or a warm-up after exploring Athens.

This is just a taste of what Feyrouz offers. Each dish is bursting with flavor and tells a story of the family’s heritage. For the full menu and to experience Feyrouz for yourself, head to Karori 23 & Agathonos 1 in Athens.

Personally, I fell in love with the Bosphorus Rice. The fluffy basmati rice combined with the savory chickpeas, tender chicken, and a hint of spice was pure perfection. Topped with cool Greek yogurt and a fiery relish, it was so flavourful in every bite. Everything else I tried was delicious, and the warm, cozy atmosphere made the whole experience delightful. If you’re looking for a flavorful and unique dining experience in Athens, Feyrouz is a must-visit.

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