What to Eat on Your Cheat Day: Healthy Greek Comfort Food

ZOMATO Staff

What do toasted bread and the world’s first cookbook have in common? They were both invented by Greeks! Just like in all nations, food plays an important role in shaping the Greek culture. In fact, chefs are so well-celebrated in Greece that they can even patent a recipe so no one else can use it for an entire year.

Aside from culinary innovations, Greek cuisine is known for being one of the healthiest cuisines in the world. Fresh fruits, vegetables, yogurt, cheese, olive oil, grilled meat, and wine are staples in Greek diet. No wonder their eating habits are embraced by many outside the country! Here are 3 Greek restaurants to check out if you feel like indulging without going overboard.

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Ble

Ble

Ble, which means “blue” in Greek, is a quaint restaurant along BF Homes, Paranaque City. They just opened around 3 months ago but has quickly gained rave reviews from some of Zomato’s top foodies. According to them, Ble’s Greek dishes are authentic and reasonably priced. Zomato users recommend their Regular Souvlaki which comes with meat and vegetables wrapped in a pitta bread and topped with yogurt dressing. You can also opt for their Moussaka which is a traditional Greek dish composed of layers of eggplant and ground meat. Almost all of the food served here are made from scratch by the owners who are a Greek and Turkish couple.

Click here to reserve a table or to get Ble’s complete restaurant details.

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Greek Yogurt

Greek Yogurt

Known to promote good digestion, Greek yogurt is not just served as dips or salad dressings but also as a dessert. This Greek staple is packed with nutrients like calcium, protein, potassium, and vitamin D. It also contains less sugar compared to its commercial counterparts.

If you want a healthy dessert, head to Greek Yogurt located at Century Mall, Makati. What sets this desserts place apart from similar establishments is that they make their own yogurt right inside the store. People can even see the giant machines through the glass walls. Aside from fresh Greek yogurt, they also offer Greek style donuts and Greek coffee.

Click here for more information about Greek Yogurt.

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Greeka Kouzina

Greeka Kouzina

Greeka Kouzina is not only known in the Zomato community for the restaurant’s huge servings but also for its lamb dishes. This type of meat is a good alternative to pork as lamb contains monounsaturated fats. This kind of fat helps decrease your cholesterol levels and the risk of getting a heart disease.

Greeka Kouzina also has its own version of chicken wings called Greek Wings which you can dip in yogurt dressing with garlic feta cheese. This is a healthy alternative to the usual blue cheese dip as the feta cheese contains less calories and sodium than the blue cheese.

Greeka Kouzina currently has branches in Taguig, San Juan, Pasig, and Quezon City. Click here for the complete information of all their branches.

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For more Greek restaurants around Metro Manila, visit zomato.com today!

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