One of the best parts of visiting a town and learning about the culture, is to visit the farmer's markets. Why hear it from a tour guide when you can learn about local foods from the producers themselves. You get to speak to locals and learn about the crops that are in season, the places they grow the food and the environment struggles to growing and getting that food on your plates. Same goes for the fishermen and the livestock farmers, This itinerary will take you on an agricultural journey through the city. Stop at the spice market to smell the wonderful Greek herbs, eat pastrami lunch in the Jewish district, and visit the huge fish and butcher market to learn about all the Mediterranean fish.
Karamanlidika - Τα Καραμανλίδικα του Φάνη, Μεζετζίδικο, Σωκράτους
This restaurant is Greek but with a Jewish flare. Their store front and the store fronts around it sell a variety Anatolian-style cured meats, sausages and other charcuterie. Try their pastourma, soutzouki and kebabs. .. This neighborhood is influenced by it's Jewish heritage and this restaurant dates back to the original owners who fled to Greece during World War two. It's a beautiful antique house with a garden in the back. Ask to try a mix of their sausages.