The Museum of Greek Gastronomy is an innovative initiative. The idea of creating the Museum started in 2013 and belongs to a group of young people, who come from different knowledge areas.
The Museum of Greek Gastronomy is housed in a neoclassical 19th-century building in the historic center of Athens, in Psiri, 200 meters from the central market (Varvakeios). For its uniqueness contribute the rare beauty ceiling paintings, the fitting out and the patio bordering the courtyard of the historic church of Agios Dimitrios.
The location was chosen because of its proximity to the market, which is one of the most important points of gastronomy interest the city, but also because of the short distance from Monastiraki station.
The vision of the Museum of Greek Gastronomy is to create a place that promotes the Greek History and Culture, focusing on the gastronomy and its historical and cultural value.
The main mission is first to highlight the unique characteristics of the Greek countryside, its landscapes and people, through the local recipes, traditions and eating habits, second to create a holistic experience for the visitors, who learn about the Greek food from the stage of production to that of consumption, while participating and tasting various traditional tastes and final to educate children and adults on matters of nutrition, health and wellbeing in an experiential and entertaining way.
In the Gift Shop of the Museum, located on the ground floor, you can find the art objects created by the artists participating in the exhibition #ReflectionOfThePlate, as well as a variety of quality food products.