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A Guide to Greek Food in Rhodes

Looking for a guide to Greek food in Rhodes? You've come to the right place! Greek cuisine is renowned for its delicious food, and Rhodes island is no exception. Here's a quick Rhodes food guide to some of the most popular Greek foods you'll find on the island.

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Looking for a guide to Greek food in Rhodes? You’ve come to the right place! Greek cuisine is renowned for its delicious food, and Rhodes island is no exception. Here’s a quick Rhodes food guide to some of the most popular Greek foods you’ll find on the island.

Maybe the most iconic traditional Greek food – of the meat dishes is Souvlaki. This dish comprises skewered and grilled meat, typically lamb or chicken. It’s usually served with pita bread, tomatoes, onions, and tzatziki sauce.

Another popular dish in traditional Greek cuisine is Moussaka. This traditional casserole is made with layered eggplant, potatoes, ground meat (lamb), and a creamy béchamel sauce.

For something a little lighter, try Greek salad. This refreshing famous dish is made with chopped cucumber, tomato, onion, feta cheese, and olives, and all tossed in a simple olive oil and vinegar dressing.

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The most known food in Rhodes!

1. Johnny Cakes

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These traditional Greek spoon sweets cornmeal pancakes are an absolute must-try. The dish has indigenous roots and is a fluffy cloud of cornmeal in a pancake shape, best drizzled with syrup.

2. Fried clams

Rhode Islanders like their clams! Fried clams are available at almost every seafood restaurant in the state and are yet another delicious way to enjoy seafood. Although Rhode Island is a small state, its seafood scene is strong and excellent.

3. Clam Chowder

Clam Chowder rhodes dish

The inhabitants of the smallest state adore their clam chowder, whether it’s red, white, or Rhode Island’s distinctive clear chowder. This New England favorite is best savored near the seaside, where the fish are guaranteed to be fresh.

4. Hot Weiners

Most people would agree that these very distinctive and delicious hot dogs are the state’s number one comfort food… “I’ll take the tree all the way.” This is, without a doubt, the apex of Rhode Island food.

The food in Rhodes that you can’t miss!

1. Lobster Ravioli

While numerous restaurants offer it, most get it from the master of one of the best Rhodes restaurants, Venda Ravioli. Venda Ravioli. In Providence’s Federal Hill district, Depasquale Square is an Italian gourmet market with a sidewalk café. If you can’t get a table there, try Constantino’s, just across the square.

2. Doughboys

When I mentioned doughboys, I also referenced NJ-style zeppoles, which are little balls of fried dough (strangely enough, about the size of a clam cake).

You should also get some doughboys while you’re visiting Iggy’s. Every location has its kind of fried dough (funnel cakes, NJ-style zeppoles…), and Rhode Island’s is doughboys.

3. Pizza strips

You will definitely be going to try these cheeseless pizza slices that appear at every gathering when you first come to Rhode Island. “I’ll bring party pizza!” you will often be told. This strangeness will grow on you, and in the end, you will be the one who will be bringing the party pizza!

4. Zeppole

Zeppole dessert rhodes

So, when you taste the Rhodes cuisine, you’ll learn about St. Joseph’s Day, celebrated by eating zeppole. You will be ecstatic until you get to the bakery and see that the zeppole served in Rhodes restaurants are creampuff-like pastries filled with a custard-type cream or another alternative, topped with cream, and frequently a cherry.

5. Kalamari

Unlike in other areas of the nation, Rhode Island calamari is lightly battered, then fried or sautéed and served with garlic butter and fiery cherry peppers. It’s wonderful. The local cuisine is at its best! Having it as a fresh fish and not frozen is important as well!

In fact, it was recently recommended that RI-style calamari be designated as the state appetizer. I seldom have a terrible dish of calamari, so you can’t go wrong at any of Rhode’s town’s outstanding restaurants. But, if you want a standout helping, consider ordering it at Pane e Vino in Providence.

No matter what you’re in the mood for, you’re sure to find something to your taste at Rhodes’ many tavernas and restaurants.

Bon appétit!

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