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Tacoma’s Greek Festival 2019 – here’s the menu and what’s cooking

Greek pastry

It’s finally here! My favorite eating festival, Tacoma’s Greek Festival, which is held the first weekend in October every year at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Tacoma’s Hilltop neighborhood.

As with previous years, there are multiple ways to dine and the church accepts cash, checks and credit cards. Here’s what you need to know!

Tent dining: Exchange cash, check or credit for tokens that you can use to buy a la carte items in the giant pop-up tent. Walk up to any booth and purchase an order of fried calamari, a pork souvlaki skewer, grilled sausage, a gyro sandwich, Greek salad, fries covered in feta and spices and fresh-fried doughnuts. All the a la carte items are priced around $4-$7.

Drinks: Soda, water, Greek beer and Greek wine.

Pastries: Buy pastries individually at the pastry counter at the back of the dining tent. Or, head upstairs where you can buy pastries by the package in the church office upstairs. Priced $1-$3 and above individually. Upstairs, expect to pay $12 to $20 for bulk pastries.

Kitchen dining: Head into the kitchen and trade those tokens for dolmades or cheese turnovers.

Plated meals: Get a fully plated meal with table service in the dining room adjacent to the dining tent.


Greek deli: Around the edge of the dining tent, find a deli with olive oil, chocolates and packaged deli items for sale.
Dancing and tours: All weekend long
Information: 253-272-0466; stnicholastacoma.org/greekfestival
When: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday to Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday
Admission: Free