As for popular ethnic treats the original moussaka is well worth touristsâ€™ attention. This is a vegetable dish made of eggplants. Local cuisine keeps several hundreds of recipes of moussaka cooking. These recipes are known as among expert cooks and chefs so among housewives. Local menu will be of great interest as for vegetarian diet followers so for gourmands giving preference to original vegetable dishes.
On Samos various sorts of vegetables and fruits are raised thus different stuffed tomatoes and peppers, traditional Greek salad as well as other vegetable treats are on the regular menu of local folks. Many local restaurants specialize in cooking seafood dishes. Classic fish dishes gourmands should try local goatfish and dorado fish meanwhile exotic treats admirers will appreciate original dishes made of octopuses, shrimps and squids.
Local eating houses feature rather attractive pricing policy. A prix fixe complemented with wine will cost about 20 Euro. The most expensive dishes are considered to be seafood treats. However one will hardly find a dish on the menu of local restaurants which will exceed a price of 15 Euro. A major part of popular restaurants, bars and cozy cafes is concentrated in the capital of the island of Samos. The city has the same name as the island. Another destination to look for attractive restaurants and cafes is the city of Pythagoreio.