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As my last week in Albania is approaching I have had a lot of experience with the food in the country. I noticed that meals are served way later in the day than we eat in America like lunch is around 3pm and dinner is served around 10. Along with that it’s very normal to have a glass of wine with your meal considering there is no exact drinking age enforced. Bread and feta cheese are part of almost all meals and because most of the country runs on agriculture food is extremely fresh and tasty. Fast food culture is very interesting in the country there are triangular flaky breads filled with different veggies or cheese called byrek that are sold all over the streets along with sufllaqe which are gyros filled with veggies and french fries topped with a homemade yogurt sauce. Also coffee and crapes are a huge attraction. Meat is extremely fresh and I have noticed that is well done in most restaurants. People are always at coffee shops for breakfast or before dinner. There are coffee shops at almost every street and they are all full at all times of the day. Little shot coffees ( makiattos) are super popular. It’s safe to say food is going to be one of the things I will miss the most from this country.