kulinaria [gr] how to eat for free in thessaloniki
...gdy myślę o salonikach to nasuwa mi się jedno słowo w ramach podsumowania: entropia... tyle dobrego, że ponoć z destrukcji rodzi się coś nowego. trzymam kciuki za to, by było lepsze i by to starsze nie ucierpiało na tym więcej niż musi...
o tym, że można zjeść za darmo na stołówce studenckiej w salonikach słyszałam już wcześniej*, wypróbowałam w marcu '12... może mój zestaw nie robi piorunującego wrażenia, ale należy wziąć pod uwagę, że dotarłam na stołówkę na jakieś 10 minut przed jej zamknięciem;)
"Thessaloniki is perhaps the only place in the world where you can eat everyday for free easily. Next to the campus of Aristotles university, Egnatia street, after the crossroad with 3rd September street there is the university canteen. Ask anybody for fititiki leschi/φοιτητική λέσχη. There you can find a free full meal twice a day. 12.00-15.00 and 18.00-20.00. These free meals are provided for the university students, but even if you're not one, you don't have to pay and you don't have to show a student ID or any document. Just follow the queue, take the food and eat it. There's never any checks. There's nothing to be afraid of, just try to look more or less like a student. Only disadvantage is that it is closed on weekends, summer holidays and not-working days for the university in general. Picture of the building here.
This might not be true anymore, have heard that this year they started checking for a student pass.
You're right, since September 2010 they started checking. But don't be scared, just ignore them, they don't insist! Myself, although I have a student card, I refuse to show it, many students do so out of solidarity. Tidy looks always help.
Actually they don't check anymore. Barely anyone was showing their IDs when they started checking so they gave up. Nobody cares now. Go early if you want choice of foods. Sometimes they run out of the nicest meal or of the dessert and they give you the other one and an orange instead of the baklava or rice pudding. You can easily ask for seconds and thirds.
* They don't even look at you, so there is no such thing as "checking". You can just go there and eat. (april, 2012)"
*nie sądzę bym sama się zdecydowała sprawdzić prawdziwość danych hitch-wiki, bo co do zasady to wbrew mnie samej... z drugiej... jeśli wejdziesz między wrony...