The food

THE FOOD

The experience begins at the festival entry where you’re greeted by the sweet aroma of homemade pastries and the excited sounds of new and old friends shopping for unique gifts. With wide smiles, happy hearts, and an empty stomach, you begin to notice the tantalizing smells of traditional Greek Street Food, including Beef Souvlaki (shish kabob) and Gyro (beef and lamb served in pita) prepared over coals and served ala carte with fresh pita bread under the shade of the tent out back. A quick stop at the beverage booth offers a choice of Greek Wines, Greek beer, soft drinks and water to finish off your sensory delight. A complete Greek Dinner - with Pastitsio (baked pasta with beef), Tiropites (cheese puff triangles), Spanakopita (spinach triangles), Dolmades (stuffed grape leaves), Keftedes (meatballs), Greek Salad with Olives and Feta - is available for $16 a plate. Á la carte food items (Souvlaki or Gyro) and pastries (Loukomades and Baklava) range from $2 - $8. Click here to buy advance dinner tickets. Available online until October 10.

After enjoying some of the live bands, dancing, and other entertainment, visit the Loukoumades Booth outside where bakers prepare your dessert to order while you watch. The Greek version of Beignets, this sin-on-a-dish is very popular with kids of all ages. Served with either powdered sugar or honey – or both – Loukoumades is not to be missed. On your way out, don’t forget to visit the Pastry Booth back inside the Community Center for an array of sweets that will delight your taste buds for days after the event!

Baklava (phyllo dough with honey nut filling), Melomakarona (spiced honey cookies with walnuts), Kourambiedes (shortbread cookies), Kouroulakia (twisted butter cookies), Paximadia (spiced biscotti) and Karidopita (walnut cake) are available by the piece or in assorted boxes.

Trust us. No one ever leaves the Galveston Greek Festival hungry!

Complete Meal

Pastitso baked pasta dish including ground beef and béchamel sauce in its best-known form

Pastitso

baked pasta dish including ground beef and béchamel sauce in its best-known form

Tiropites Greek layered pastry food in the burek family, made with layers of buttered phyllo and filled with a cheese-egg mixture

Tiropites

Greek layered pastry food in the burek family, made with layers of buttered phyllo and filled with a cheese-egg mixture

Spanakopita a delicious pastry with a filling of chopped spinach, feta cheese, onions or scallions, egg, and seasoning.The filling is wrapped or layered in phyllo (filo) pastry with butter

Spanakopita

a delicious pastry with a filling of chopped spinach, feta cheese, onions or scallions, egg, and seasoning.The filling is wrapped or layered in phyllo (filo) pastry with butter

Dolmades grape leaves filled with rice or meat

Dolmades

grape leaves filled with rice or meat

Keftedes traditional Greek meatballs

Keftedes

traditional Greek meatballs

GREEK SALAD lettuce, tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, onion, feta cheese and olives

GREEK SALAD

lettuce, tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, onion, feta cheese and olives

Á la carte

Souvlaki a popular Greek fast food consisting of small pieces of meat grilled on a skewer

Souvlaki

a popular Greek fast food consisting of small pieces of meat grilled on a skewer

Gyro a Greek dish made of meat cooked on a vertical rotisserie, beef and lamb, and usually served in a pita or sandwich, with tomato, onion, and tzatziki sauce (a Greek sauce made of yogurt, cucumber, and mint)

Gyro

a Greek dish made of meat cooked on a vertical rotisserie, beef and lamb, and usually served in a pita or sandwich, with tomato, onion, and tzatziki sauce (a Greek sauce made of yogurt, cucumber, and mint)

LoukoumadeS light, airy, puffs of fried dough drizzled in sweet syrup and sprinkled with chopped walnuts

LoukoumadeS

light, airy, puffs of fried dough drizzled in sweet syrup and sprinkled with chopped walnuts

 
Baklava a rich, sweet pastry made of layers of filo filled with chopped nuts and sweetened and held together with syrup or honey

Baklava

a rich, sweet pastry made of layers of filo filled with chopped nuts and sweetened and held together with syrup or honey