Koulouri of Thessaloniki

These delicious Greek bread rings covered with toasted sesame seeds are definitely the most popular street food one can find in Greece.

The koulouri dates back to the Byzantine Empire and was associated mainly with the cities of Constantinople and Thessaloniki. Indeed, koulouri sellers in Constantinople harked their wares as “Thessaloniki koulouri” as did sellers in Athens many, many years later. The name stuck and the Thessaloniki koulouri became the iconic Greek snack.

The famous Greek Koulouri of Thessaloniki are sold almost everywhere! On every street corner and every bakery, being probably the most popular breakfast for Greeks, along with a cup of coffee. Traditional Greek sesame-crusted bread rings can be served with either sweet or savoury accompaniments.

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