As the region has both cosmopolitan and family tourist places, Lassithi restaurants vary in type. The majority of Lassithi restaurants are traditional taverns run by their owners. In these taverns, you will find local dishes, delicious house wine and of course the famous Cretan raki. Dishes in these places are made by local products, like vegetables and olive oil cultivated in the region. Many tavern owners have their own garden to cultivate these products.
In the most cosmopolitan places of Lassithi, like Elounda, visitors will find more upscale restaurants. Particularly the restaurants of hotels and spa resorts in Elounda have international and gourmet dishes and they have been acclaimed with gastronomy awards.