Last night, I had the honor of attending the Greek Food Festival of Dallas’ preview night. We had a blast, even though a storm cloud rushed in and pushed us inside. Rain or shine, this weekend will be filled with Greek food, music, traditions, and more in Dallas. The festival officially opens its doors at 11am today and is open until 5pm Sunday. I have attended the festival every year for the last few years, so here are 10 reasons why you should attend the Greek Food Festival this year.
You will get a great taste of Greek hospitality at the Greek Food Festival of Dallas. They really want you to feel right at home and a part of their culture.
Whether you like grilled chicken, lamb, pork, or beef, you will find something you like at the festival. I personally love it all, so it’s hard to pick a favorite.
If you have never had a Greek pastry, this is your time. Grab baklava, kourambiethes, fenekia, koulourakia, sesame cookies, and paximadia.
The baklava sundaes deserve their own shout out, because they are so good. Just get one.
When you finish stuffing your face, head over to the agora and check out all the booths. You will find art, jewelry, and more Greek products, including pastries and groceries. My favorite booth is the candles because they smell amazing and last forever. I have at least 5 of these at home right now.
The cooking demonstrations
Learn how to make some of your favorite Greek food items at home. Check the schedule and head over to the agora to learn how to make baklava, spanakopita, dolmathes and more!
The Aegean Breeze
Grab a Greek beer, wine, or cocktail at one of the bars. The Aegean Breeze is a wine cooler cocktail that will cool you off and refresh you while you walk around.
I may be partial, but the Greek dancers are one of my favorite parts of the festival. The music alone is so fun, but I love watching them dance. Check out the entertainment schedule to see what times the dancers take the stage.
Feta is betta’ and you will absolutely love the feta bites. Order them regular or spicy and dip them in one of the delicious sauces.
New this year is the watermelon and Greek feta, karpouzaki. This is one of my new favorites.
All the other food…
Honestly, everything is so good and fresh. Grab a spanakopita, spinach pie, or tiropita, cheese pie. Indulge in a Greek salad, Greek potato fries, or anything else from one of the food booths.
What are you waiting for? This is the year to check it out.
Thank you to the Greek Food Festival of Dallas for having me out to the preview night. As always, I would never recommend something I didn’t believe in. All thoughts and opinions remain my own.