Desserts on the go: 6 spots to make your walks in Athens sweeter

Choureal

SWEETS & ICE CREAM

The profiterole is one of the most delicious desserts. And it gets more enjoyable when you have the chance to make it at your own pace it is even more enjoyable! In this pastry shop, which originates from Thessaloniki, you can fill the freshly-baked choux pastry with pastry cream with Madagascar's vanilla or homemade ice cream and then choose the chocolate topping (praline, bitter and extra bitter, white, hot, etc.). Enjoy it in a small bowl or a big bowl to take-away. You will also find classic and seasonally-flavoured eclairs and Paris-Brest, a French dessert of the early 20th century that is made with choux pastry and cream or chocolate.

Portatif - Factory

SWEETS & ICE CREAM

In this patisserie workshop, you will find all the desserts you fell in love with at the beautiful café of the same name on Sina Street. From the refrigerator showcase, you'll pick up to take away or to enjoy quickly at the few tables on the pavement eclairs, seasonal fruit tarts, lemon pies, millefeuilles in a glass cup, cheesecakes and American-style cakes. Go for the Paris-Brest, the French dessert with choux and praline cream that you rarely find in Athens.

Mon Chou

SWEETS & ICE CREAM

In this white and mint-coloured patisserie, you will come to enjoy a single-serving custom made profiterole; after the first spoonful, you will order the family size lid to take away! The small space is very welcoming to start your day with coffee, cakes, and tarts. The highlight is the ritual of the profiterole customization, made in front of you with choux, filled with appetizing pastry cream, and a topping of milk or dark chocolate.

Things in Jars

SWEETS & ICE CREAM

In a maximalist setting, with frescoes of flowers, fruits and amphorae, golden motifs, and toys and objects that could belong in a fairy tale, two young pastry chefs create colorful cupcakes, American-style cakes and customised birthday cakes. Succumb also to the temptation of a hot chocolate made from Valrhona chips. There is a quiet loft ideal for reading your book or working.

Choux Choux

SWEETS & ICE CREAM

The handmade choux resting from baking in front of your eyes, have a slightly crisp texture and are filled with the tiramisu or Black Forest fillings or signature combinations such as mango, passion fruit and milk chocolate or peanut and blackberry. Thanasis Stamoudis, a pastry chef in the two-starred Spondi, creates also the tastes of the ice cream – it is worth tasting the kaymak with sour cherry and pistachio or the salty caramel. The venue has industrial and pop decorative touches, and has some tables on the pavement opposite the church of Agia Irini.

IceRoll

SWEETS & ICE CREAM

The new trend in the city is ice cream in rolls. The skillful ice cream makers stretch the base (fresh milk with vanilla or chocolate or coconut milk) add the materials of your choice (fruits, chocolates of various flavors, biscuits, nuts, peanut butter) and cut them, spread them and shape them on a frozen surface. Although there are always many people in front of the showcase where the spectacular show takes place, try to cram in the crowd to upload a story to Instagram.
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