A whole new world, that’s what the Greek pie really is and that is not an exaggeration. If you have visited Greece, you know that every 200 m. on the streets there is another bakery or coffee shop that sells pies. Usually, they all have people waiting in lines, while the hot pies from the oven sell out directly.
A pie can be a breakfast -what a nicer way to kick off the day?-, a quick snack before every meal, lunch and even dinner. Here is a guide to the must-try flavors to start your gastronomic journey to the greek pies.
Feta Cheese and the traditional greek “phyllo” (greek pie sheet). Do you really need to know more? This is an experience of a lifetime that will absolutely create a lifetime of a habit. In Greece, tiropita is a sacred tradition and from the ones, you never break.
This pie contains spinach, in greek ‘spanaki’ and if you are a fan of gastronomy twists, you can add some feta cheese. Spanakopita is a filo pastry filled with spinach, different kinds of herbs and feta cheese, onions and olive oil. Try to find a small local place in Athens or any other Greek city and emerge into the taste that will immediately become the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of Greek gastronomy.
Bougatsa is a sweet pleasure. This pie comes from Northern Greece and specifically from Serres. It contains sweet semolina cream. Make sure to sprinkle it with cinnamon and powdered sugar. In Thessaloniki, bougatsa is one of the most famous dishes and you can find bougatsa also filled with cheese, spinach or even meat.