Stallholder Spotlight: The Greek Cuzina

The Greek Cuzina has been a fixture at the Saturday Fresh Market for almost 20 years.

Three years ago, Chris and Andrea were given the opportunity to purchase The Greek Cuzina, and since then they expanded their market offering by taking on the German Wurst Haus as well.

“We decided to take on both stalls because it was a great opportunity and they had this great history, so we wanted to keep that tradition going,” Chris said.

Tradition is important for The Greek Cuzina, with a focus on delicious, traditional cuisine that you would find at any Greek home.

“Food brings people together. That’s what you can when you go to a Greek house, you eat, drink, and everyone is welcome,” Chris said.

“We make our food the same way that we cook it at home, so if you visit our stall it is like you are coming over for dinner with us, there’s no difference.”

This means lots of souvlaki, moussaka, lemon chicken, halloumi, spanakopita and pastitsio alongside pork belly, chicken schnitzels and breakfast rolls.

Those with a sweet tooth are not forgotten, with The Greek Cuzina also stocking sugary delights such as baclava, galaktoboureko, shortbreads and Turkish delight.

“While the basic recipes for these traditional foods are the same, we make sure we put our own twist on things. That’s what happens with family recipes, you add some special herbs or spices to make it your own,” Chris said.

Chris and his daughter Elly at The Greek Cuzina.

Family traditions and quality ingredients are the inspirations behind The Greek Cuzina.

“My mum inspires my cooking and Andrea has been inspired by her mother and grandmother, so all the recipes we serve have been passed down through generations of our families,” Chris said.

Now, you can also take that family tradition home with you, with The Greek Cuzina’s take-home packs.

“I love the people at the Saturday Fresh Market. We’ve got a lot of regular customers who will buy our take-home packs so they can eat our meals for lunch or dinner each week – they last very well in the refrigerator,” Chris said.

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