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Greece is known to have a healthy Mediterranean cuisine and some of their famous comfort food dishes such as Pastitsio, Gyros and Moussaka. But what most people don’t realize is that Greece also has a great range of sweet treats for you to try. If you want to dig your sweet tooth in to something good, then check out the list below.
Everybody loves doughnuts in all shapes and sizes. Most countries share the same type of doughnuts but may eat them differently. In Greece, Loukoumades are a traditional type of doughnut that are deep fried and either in the shape of small balls or as rings. They are usually topped with nuts, cinammon and a drizzle of honey or syrup.
Krinos Loukoumades has been around since 1923 and are loved by the locals. They haven’t changed their recipe at all and have maintained the classic, old kafenio style, as if it has frozen in time. You can get a plate of loukoumades with syrup and cinnamon for 3.50 euros.
Address: Aiolou 87, Athina 105 51
Mpougatsadiko (Μπουγατσάδικο η Θεσσαλονίκη στου Ψυρρή)
Bougatsa is a traditional Greek dish that can be eaten as a sweet or savoury dish. It typically has cheese that has the texture of cheese curd and custard and is wrapped in phyllo pastry, then topped with icing sugar and cinnamon. There is also the savoury version that has minced meat instead.
Μπουγατσάδικο η Θεσσαλονίκη στου Ψυρρή makes their traditional dishes Thessaloniki style, since it is a very popular dish in that city and all over Greece. The classical version costs 2.50 euros.
Address: Pl. Iroon 1, Athina 105 54
Opening times: Monday – Sunday: 7AM – 2AM
Greek patisseries are available all over Greece and some may be good, but others are definitely memorable. Kosmikon is one to add to your list, for it has been around since 1961 and has 6 chains in Athens. It is famously known for its galaktoboureko which is a milk custard pie baked in filo pastry. However, they also have delicious traditional Greek sweets such as Baklava and their own range of different cakes.
Address: Leof. Ionias 104, Athina 104 46
Opening times: Monday – Sunday: 7AM – 11PM