The only thing that could possibly make Greek food more enticing, would be having it cooked in front of you and served – still sizzling hot – on a styrofoam platter.
That’s exactly what you can expect at the 26th Surrey Greek Food Festival, returning to the city this June.
Starting on Friday, June 8, visitors are warmly invited to try freshly-made, authentic Greek delicacies, dancing, and live music, for a 10-day long festival.
The annual event takes place every day until Sunday, June 17 at the St. Constantine and St. Helen Greek Orthodox Community Church on 96 Avenue.
Patrons are reminded to come hungry, as they’ll be able to order from a full-sized menu of Greek food. Chicken, Lamb, and Pork souvlaki will be available, as well as Gyros, BBQ Lamb, Calamari, and greek salad, just for starters.
In addition to the delightful food, each day is packed with live entertainment and music. Last year’s festival included Greek folk dancers and singers, as well as Greek Idol: a singing competition where the winner gets a single produced and local promotion.
The festival will also have a number of vendors set up with locally made artisan goods and products.
When: Friday, June 8 to Sunday, June 17
Time: Weekdays from 4 to 10 pm, weekends from 12 to 10 pm
Where: Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Community Church of Surrey – 13181 96th Avenue, Surrey
Admission: Free, although there is a charge for food and drinks