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Don't worry! Greek food exists after Paniyiri

Don’t worry! Greek food exists after Paniyiri

| On 02, Jun 2014

Alas, Paniyiri is over for another year. No more honey puffs, no more zorba dancing, no more char grilled octopus. Right? Wrong!

A meze plate from Paniyiri

A meze plate from Paniyiri

Put away your commiserative bottle of ouzo, pause My Big Fat Greek Wedding (Spoiler Alert: Toula waxes her eyebrows and everyone eats lamb) and go out in search of your local Greek restaurant.

Luckily for you, we’ve gotten the ball rolling and have found some of Brisbane’s best Greek food that’s available all year round.

Little Greek Taverna at West End is a Brisbane staple. Their menu is family friendly, student friendly, foodie friendly etc. etc. and has thus assured its status as one of Brisbane’s favourite Greek restaurants. With every Greek dish you can think of present on their menu, you will be hard pressed to know what to order. Everything comes recommended, whether it is their mushrooms stuffed with salsa and topped with feta, the char grilled octopus tentacles or the crispy fried zucchini with tzatziki. The list is endless with every option sounding as delicious as the one that came before it.

Clockwise from top left: fried mushrooms, marinated eggplant, lamb cutlet and lamb shank. Sourced from worldc.am @shallove

Greek on Cav in Coorparoo is another family favourite. With their charmingly effusive Greek staff, family portraits adorning the wall and a dessert cabinet that will make you linger at your table just that little bit longer, Greek on Cav is well worth a visit. Their seafood and meat share plates provide a taste of their most popular dishes such as their juicy prawn skewers, marinated mussels, chicken and lamb souvlaki and delicious dolmades. Their dessert menu is equally enticing with their Loukoumades being the everyday go-to for honey puffs topped with walnuts and cinnamon.

Greek on Cav's legendary Loukoumades

If you feel like cooking Greek food at home or simply want some treats for morning or afternoon tea, Samios Foods at Coorparoo is the place to go. Samios is stocked with high quality Mediterranean products such as cured meats, olives, dips, cheeses and fresh pasta. Their spanakopita is unavoidably delicious and their galaktoboureko, a dessert of custard sandwiched between filo pastry, is my favourite in Brisbane.

Samios offers cold meats, fresh cheeses, pastries and more

Whilst our cravings for another Paniyiri can’t be cured with Windex, they can be cured through any decent Greek restaurant in Brisbane.

my-big-fat-greek-wedding-6Images sourced from Instagram