Pastries and cereals: Breaded bread with leaven, cornflakes, corn onion, marmelages, pepperoni (cheese cheese), raspberries, raspberries.
Delicious meat dishes: Bouwars (stuffed intestines), wild boar with quinces and chestnuts, rabbit rabbit, bacon with onions in the oven, pork with prawns, calf with orange in the hat, yakir with radishes, redcurrant with trachana.
Fresh Sea Food: Avgotaracho, caviar Arta, Amvrakikos gambaras, clover pedal, grilled trout, cuttlefish with onion, eel in tile, fish with cabbage in the oven, mussels stuffed with spinach,
Delicatessen: Stomachs (fried cabbages where sprouts, beans, spinach or nettles), garlic, trachanas, noodles, palafits with halotyri and petimezi, legumes, legumes, nuts and garlic.
Arta pie-flavored pies: fresh fruit pie, cashew nuts, mozzarella (New Year’s Eve), crustaceans, sour cream, potato pie, gourmet pie, gourmet pie, gourd pie, pumpkin pie, macaroni, with rice.
Preseves: (citrus peel, cherry, walnut, pumpkin, eggplant, meringue), cedarwood, olives, triangles, bougatsa, rice, almonds.
Arta is well known for its citrus fruit. Oranges, tangerines as well as lemons of top quality are produced in the area. The period between November and February is ideal in order to buy oranges from Arta and the period between November and December is ideal in order to buy tangerines.
Kiwi cultivation occupies an overall area of approximately 9.000.000 square meters and the production reaches 25.000 tons. The variety cultivated by the farmers is Hayward. The kiwis are exported from the packaging units of the Regional Unit if Arta to the following countries: Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Albania, Bulgaria, Poland, Czech Republic, Serbia, Ukraine, Egypt, Lebanon, Hungary, Jordan and Russia and the total exported quantities are equal to 4.550 tons.
Feta Cheese from Arta, Kefalograviera (hard salty cheese) from Arta and Galotyri (creamy cheese) cheese are all protected designation of origin products from Arta.
Olive Tree cultivation
The olive tree cultivation forms an important part of the agricultural activity of the area. At the time being, in the Regional Unit of Arta almost 1.250.000 olive trees of edible olive variety are being cultivated. The most prevalent variety for the production of olive oil is Lianolia. The production of edible olives is very important in the regional unit of Arta where 51.900.000 square meters in area are cultivated. The places of cultivation are located in the hilly area of Arta (Pantanassa, Ammotopos, Grammenitsa, Grimpovo, Vlacherna, Peta, Megarchi, Foteino, Sellades and Dimario) and cover the 705 of the olive groves in total. 15% is near the estuary of Arachthos River (Neochori, Kommeno, Loutrotopos, Sykies, Peranthi), while the remaining 15% is in the mountainous part of the regional unit of Arta. Arta’s olive is traded as green, blonde and black and it has been certified as a product of protected geographical indication since 1994.
Eels, sardines, shrimps and flathead mullets form just a part of the Ambracian Gulf fish which you can find in the market of city. Usually, those who live near the Ambracian visit the fish farms, early in the morning, in order to get fresh fish that has been just fished.
Botargo of the Ambracian Gulf
The Botargo of the Ambracian Gulf is considered one of the most expensive delicacies produced in Greece. During the months of its production, whoever is able to go to the fish farms, in the Ambracian lagoons, can buy the product directly from the producer at a low price, or there is also the possibility to buy it in many shops in the city of Arta.
In the lowland area as well as in Tzoumerka a grape variety called “Izampela” or “Zampela” flourishes. It is a hybrid grape which is extremely resistant and tasty and it is ideal for the production of tsipouro; on the contrary it is not suitable for the production of wine. Its color is dark red or even black and it is considered as a wild vineyard plant
The area of Arta is also known for the constant blossoming of plants throughout the whole year and in combination with the climatic conditions of the area the honey produced is of high quality and nutritional value. The products of the prefecture include citrus fruit honey, fir tree honey, chestnut tree honey, heather honey, strawberry tree honey as well as many other products deriving from the apiculture such as pollen, royal jelly, propolis, wax as well as poison.
Preserves are another delicacy that one can find in the market of the city.