They cater from fish finger, pizza, chicken, well come to think of it, if it's not on the menu ask, if they can make it i'm sure they will cook it, in greece they love children and put them selfs out to help and make the children happy..
That's one of many things i like about the greek people
In gouvia a place call sammies he caters all kinds for the kids and plenty of home food which the kids will love...
When my daughter was 3 she tried bits of your greek food some she like, sorry most she liked and been eating it since and to be honest it was nice to see her eating things like fresh fish etc...
Message posted by honest bri on 28 March 2005 at 11:15pm - IP Logged
....Thanks, brum for giving my mate Sammy a bit of publicity.
Unfortunately for Gouvia,(and us!) he moved back to Kavos after the 2003 season,taking Nikki the waitress and Brian the Chef with him. I wouldn't mind betting that you know who I'm talking about. The street is now quiet without him! Did you manage to collect any of his T-shirts?
Remember the Home-made steak and kindey pie?
Message posted by nikita on 29 March 2005 at 12:28am - IP Logged
There are some great veggie dishes which hopefully would be palatable
for your son, that is if he loves his veggies and you're not having to make do with pizzas etc
There are great bean dishes, fassolakia and fassolias, giganites, all different types of beans in tomatoe sauce, just make sure there aren't any meat balls swimming around in there as that is a traditional dish that goes together
horis kreas means without meat, might be a helpful phrase
Also there was a great caulifower dish in the same tomato based sauce, not sure if cauliflower is good for him, my sons run a mile from it at the moment!
also briam is potatoes with zuccini and tomates
if you find a good traditional taverna you should be able to find a selection of these dishes.
also stuffed tomatoes and peppers are sometimes without meat, I am not sure how corfu is re vegetarians but know on other islands have lived on like Crete in the small villages it is look upon as really strange not to eat meat!
I think it stems back from the post war era when to eat meat was a sign of wealth and oppulance, or at least meant you could pay the butchers bill!
if you have any questions PM me or post here!
Message posted by birmingham on 29 March 2005 at 8:00pm - IP Logged
My teenage daughter is such a fussy eater and I worried about what she would eat. However, she loved the Greek food and tried dishes that I never imagined she would try and instead of being half Italian, I am sure she has some Greek in her!
Stuffed tomatoes were lovely as was baked feta cheese. Theres plenty of fish dishes and even when my daughter had a gippy tummy I asked them to do her plain egg on toast and they were more than happy to do this!
If the weather is warm, how about some pitta bread and houmous and dips??? (my fave). Also Greek yoghurt with lovely honey goes down a treat!
Good for your daughter trying the Greek food, Purrpuss. My teenage daughter is a vegetarian (who does not eat fish) and she's enjoyed most of the foods Niki mentioned, especially briam. Stuffed tomatoes and peppers, omelets and yoghurt are her standbys. As to how vegetarians are regarded in Corfu, in town it hasn't been remarked on but I do remember a waiter in a taverna near Boukari who was incredulous to hear a person wouldn't eat meat.
The only problem she's run into is that even when one says, "horis kreas," she may be served a sauce containing small pieces of meat, because sometimes that's taken to mean, without a big chunk of meat.
A fussy 3-year-old just might like gigantes, and you can often find small plain pizzas.
I realize this is not an issue for your 3-year-old, Nicbous, but the worst thing about being a half-Greek vegetarian is not finding something to eat, but convincing the Greek relatives that not eating lamb at Easter is not a rejection of core Greek values.
Message posted by NatalieDonnan (Forum SuperModel) on 30 March 2005 at 11:21am - IP Logged
I'm sure your little one will be fine in Corfu. I don't eat a lot of meat in fact I only really eat steak and fish and I love vegetables etc. When I come to Corfu it is food heaven for me. There will be plenty of lovely fish dishes, lots of greek salad, lovely fresh bread, cheese pies, onion rings, feta cheese, soups, beans etc and nice vegetables and greek yougurt with honey and tasty deserts/ice cream. If he/she won't eat anything like that there is always the pizza and chips menu to fall back on. He/she won't starve anyway! Good luck!
Message posted by purrypuss (Moderator) on 30 March 2005 at 11:35am - IP Logged
Thanks for that Trace, what a relief. I'ts so popular in our house that we never go a week without some of the supermarket stuff (M&S/Sainburys). The recipe is interesting but the ready made stuff is OK so I don't think I'll make my own. I've been making my own Tsatsiki for ages, but was told recently that Total make a good version, so I'll be trying that this weekend.
Looking forward to trying everything at the taverni Agni
Message posted by 2Tonsils on 18 April 2005 at 5:00pm - IP Logged
You will probably find that Tavernas and restaurants that are frequented by Greeks have a better choice of veggie dishes than most "English" type menus, especially in main resorts.The old restaurant near to the market in town has a wonderful choice of veggie dishes, and is cheap too! . I am also a non meat eater, I do eat fish.Most veg are served seperately from main courses here.
The stuffed sardines at Agni are unbeatable (and no bones for a three year old) and they have a good assortment of veggie choices. Try putting a mixed plate in front of your child and letting them eat what they want from it.The fruit and veg here are very fresh, try stocking up on fruit at the market in town, and veg which can be nibbled raw for snacks.
Message posted by Ryan@Jeannette on 18 April 2005 at 7:15pm - IP Logged
Did you say stuffed sardines with NO BONES. If so thats sounds excellent. I love fish, but seldom order it abroad unless it's filleted, because I'm a bit lazy and don't like to work hard getting the bones out myself. What are they stuffed with ? Do you know if they do other types of fish without bones ?
My eldest eats spaghetti with cheese nearly most nights when on holiday. I am sure you can get plain pasta dishes and pizza Margharita at most places. Fried cheese (saganaki?) green beans with tomato, omelets, ask for club sandwich sans the ham (or remove it yourself). I am very fond of red beets wth a garlic sauce (terrifies the mozzies!). I find the taverna's most accomodating to childrens finnicky ways (well my kids anyway) Good luck!!
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