6 traditionally made Greek pies to taste in Athens

Marie & Antoinette

STREET FOOD

The dough for these pies is hand-made with a traditional recipe and does not contain preservatives, improvers or artificial flavours and additives. At the small pastel-coloured shop, you will taste delicious onion, tomato and leek pie with wheat or wholemeal flour, as well as a delicious milk pie.

Cocona

STREET FOOD

This is the only place in Athens where you can taste the traditional giozleme made with thin dough and baked on a curved round metal with fire burning below called saci. Traditionally giozleme is filled with cheese, spinach or minced meat, while here you can taste it with a combination of four types of cheese or with pasturma. The cheerful owner Ioanna also prepares handmade pies and a lovely apple pie based on a traditional recipe.

The Pie Shop

STREET FOOD

A trip around the world through the multi-ethnic pies prepared by Dominique Perrot, chef of former French President François Mitterrand. Try the chicken pie with chicken, béchamel, carrots and celery in French puff pastry, the Jamaican beef patties with beef, chili, tomato and spices, or the delicious sweet tarts, which are based on authentic recipes and are made with seasonal ingredients. There's a great variety of hot or cold teas.

Pites tis Sofias

STREET FOOD

Freshly made traditional Greek pies, with crispy phyllo (dough) and tasty fillings. All the pies, sweet or savory, are prepared right in front of you, so you will have the chance to watch the process step-by-step. Although you have many options, try the classic Greek hortopita (pie with greens), filled with spinach, wild greens and feta cheese.

A La Grec

STREET FOOD

Kostis Kostakis learned how to prepare the traditional dough by his grandmother and mother in Crete. In this cute old-fashioned spot, he prepares daily pumpkin pies with yellow pumpkin, pies with mizithra cheese, mushroom, minced meat, cheese and spinach pies. Many ingredients, such as vegetables, cheese and olive oil, come from Crete. On the shelves, there are jars with homemade cookies and other delicacies, while you will find some seasonal desserts.

Dimitra Gounaridi

STREET FOOD

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