It’s the best time of year — time for the annual Greek Food Festival in Oakland! If you’re craving a gyro and baklava or want to try something new, this is the place to be. Over 25,000 visitors have stopped by this festival for the authentic food, flaky pastries, traditional dancing, and historic venue.

Annual Greek food festival at St. Nick's Cathedral
Courtesy of St. Nicholas Cathedral

Starting Sunday, May 5, and running through Saturday, May 11, the 58th Annual St. Nick’s Greek Food Festival draws people in from all over the city. You can stop by the cathedral for lunch or dinner during the week and on the weekend. With plentiful outdoor seating under a large tent, it’s a perfect spot to grab some food and enjoy the spring weather outside. Grab a gyro and some honey balls and eat at the steps of the church.  

Annual Greek food festival at St. Nick's Cathedral
Courtesy of St. Nicholas Cathedral

There is additional seating and more food — many desserts and pastries — within the cathedral. Try a few new desserts or take some to go.

Annual Greek food festival at St. Nick's Cathedral
Courtesy of St. Nicholas Cathedral

You definitely want to take a step inside the cathedral to experience the live Greek music and traditional dances. The performances are incredible to watch. There are also daily tours of the cathedral, so you can enjoy the beauty of St. Nick’s as part of your Greek dining experience.

Annual Greek food festival at St. Nick's Cathedral
Courtesy of St. Nicholas Cathedral

If you’re not able to dine in, take out service is also available. Order online through the church’s website and pick up your order to skip the lines. They take credit cards as well as cash.

Annual Greek food festival at St. Nick's Cathedral
Courtesy of St. Nicholas Cathedral

The 58th Annual St. Nick’s Greek Food Festival is taking place at the Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral at 419 S Dithridge St in Pittsburgh.

Emily Munk

A Pittsburgh transplant, Emily moved to the city in 2016. She loves traveling, training for races, finding new places to eat (all for you, MadeinPGH readers), doing anything in the cultural district, and volunteering with Pittsburgh Young Professionals. In addition to being a MadeinPGH contributor, she is the senior content marketer for a Fortune 500 supply chain solutions company.

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