Top 5 Kid-Friendly Dishes at This Year’s Greek Food Festival
From May 18-20, the International Greek Food Festival will serve up delectable treats and family-friendly activities—all in support of local charities. From authentic Greek dancers to face painting, there will be rides, games, crafts and entertainment for all ages.
But the family can’t enjoy the fun on an empty stomach. Whether visiting with a teenager or toddler, here are the top five kid-friendly dishes to check out at this year’s festival:
1. The “It’s All Greek to Me”
This brand-new combo features the famous gyro sandwich with a side of Greek fries covered in feta, Mediterranean herbs and lemon juice. Not a fan of feta? Ask the festival to serve your fries with a side of tzatziki sauce. You won’t regret it.
These Greek “doughnut holes” are fried to perfection then doused in honey and powdered with cinnamon. Even your pickiest eater can’t say no to this doughy sweet treat.
3. Greek-Inspired Ice Cream
Loblolly is back with Chocklava, chocolate ice cream with baklava shavings; Greek yogurt with honey; and Opa! Berry, strawberry ice cream with feta. New this year? Greek coffee chip and take-home pints so your family can enjoy the taste of the festival for days after.
Who doesn’t love hummus? This staple, made in-house by church members, is perfect for sharing with pita bread while watching the festival’s live entertainment.
5. Hot Dogs
Hang on a second. Hot dogs at a Greek Food Festival? That's right. The kids menu will satisfy even the pickiest eater and features hot dogs and the well-loved “Sundae in Athens,” a generous scoop of Yarnell’s vanilla ice cream covered in baklava sprinkles.
Stop by the 34th Annual International Greek Food Festival on Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19 from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. or Sunday, May 20 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at 1100 Napa Valley Drive in Little Rock. Admission is $3 or three canned food items for the Arkansas Foodbank. Parking, trolley service and admission for kids under 12 are free.