Among other popular appetizers, it is important to mention various grilled vegetables, small potato balls, and different fruits of the sea. Baking is also very popular in the region, so don’t forget to try local pies as they are incredibly delicious. Tyropitakia pie contains traditional Feta cheese and is made of special fluffy dough.
It is simply impossible to imagine menus of Zakynthos restaurants without traditional vegetable salads. The legendary salad, Horiatiki, which is widely recognized as the “Greek” salad around the world, is present in virtually every restaurant and café in the region. Traditional Feta cheese is the main ingredient of this salad. Besides the cheese, Horiatiki also contains cucumbers, tomatoes, olives, and onion. The ready salad is sprinkled with olive oil and seasoned with dried oregano. Potato salad is a more nutritious variation. Many local restaurants also offer interesting salads with beans.
Souvlaki meat grilled on skewers is one of the most popular meat dishes in Zakynthos restaurants. It is important to mention that local chefs prefer to cook meat on an open fire. Consider trying Stifado, a popular stew with beef. As a rule, meat dishes are served together with rice or potato garnish. Bifteki is one more interesting dish. Biftekis are big meatballs made of minced meat with onion and fresh greens.