Greek Cuisine: Health Benefits and Local Hot Spots


You’ve probably heard about the health wonders of the Mediterranean diet. Noted as exceptional because of its combination of fresh fruits and vegetables, olive oil, Greek yogurt, light meats such as fish and lamb, and even a glass of red wine. Some of the health benefits associated with the Mediterranean diet include a reduced risk for heart disease and cancerGreek cuisine is filled with tons of Mediterranean diet health foods, and while it’s easy to make it at home, sometimes it’s great to gather with friends or family and enjoy a nice, light, and healthy meal together. Here are a few places in Reno to enjoy Greek cuisine.

HOMEH-greek-1050x700Niko’s Greek Kitchen

Set in the heart of the Biggest Little City, Niko’s Greek Kitchen is in Downtown Reno’s West Street Market. It’s a quiet place with tons of seating, and you can tell that the friendly people who work there are passionate about their food. Let’s take a look at a few choices you can choose to keep things on the lighter side.

House Salad

This is a plentiful salad that you can have all to yourself or split with a friend for a light lunch. It comes with chicken, lettuce, onions, cucumbers, feta cheese, and a few slices of soft pita bread.

Gyro Salad

This is a plentiful Greek salad (tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, Greek olives) with gyro meat and slices of soft pita.

Greek Salad

As authentic as it gets, a traditional Greek salad is made with tomatoes, onions, Greek olives, feta cheese and cucumbers. This is a filling and healthy salad that will let you be able to splurge on a little slice of baklava. […]

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