The traditional cuisine of Koufonisia has many influences from the Naxian and Amorgian cuisine. The well-known patatato, made with meat and potatoes cooked in the oven, is one of the most famous local dishes in Amorgos and Koufonissia, served in many fairs and local celebrations. Koufonisia is known for its fishing tradition and as a result, the cuisine of Koufonisia includes a great variety of fish.
The local restaurants offer delicious seafood dishes with a gorgeous view of the sea. The island has a small agricultural production, yet the main product is cream cheese. The meat of the local wild goat is equally delicious. For dessert, you can try the pasteli (made with honey and sesame), known all over the Cyclades.