Flavors of Serres
One could describe Serres’ cuisine as a luscious flavor trip. It’s very rich and originates from Asia Minor, Thrace, Pontus and the Balkans. This cuisine is the result of different ethnic groups coexisting and influencing each other.
Serres holds a prominent position in the Greek pastry industry, since its bougatsa is widely known in Greece and even beyond its borders. Serres’ bougatsa and Akanés, another famous dessert of Serres, root back to Asia Minor, whose people introduced these desserts when they settled in Serres. The city is also known for its buffalo meat and other buffalo products.
In addition, the cuisine of Serres pleases fans of healthy diets since its dishes have a plethora of vegetables and spices originating from Eastern recipes.
One of the most known sweets of Serres is Akanés. Its appearance is similar to lokum (Turkish delight) but its taste differs. The basic ingredients of this delicacy are fresh butter and almond. You have to try it when you visit Serres because you won’t be able to find it anywhere else!
Serres has been famous for centuries for its buffalo breeding. Buffalo meat and other buffalo products (cold cuts, sausages, kavourmas etc.) are the key elements of the city’s gastronomic tradition. When you find yourselves visiting Serres, we strongly recommend you have a taste of buffalo meat, buffalo casserole and other buffalo products. We guarantee you will love them!