The cuisine of Xanthi is very unique. Here people combine traditional Thracian tastes and recipes with influences from Asia Minor and the cuisine of Pomakoi.
Eastern food is very delicious. Do not miss to try sausages, pastourma (dried meat usually from camels), kavourma (a local salami), sarma (bowels of lamp stuffed with rice and spices), youfkades (type of pasta), chilopites (type of pasta) and kebab.
On the coasts you can taste fresh fish and sea food. Xanthi is also popular for its sweets made of excellent quality products. Sweets like karioka, saragli, nougkas and others, as well as its amazing eastern syrup sweets have made Xanthi very popular.