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Greek bakeries: a culinary experience that made them internationally famous

Edessa ● Thessaloniki ● 24 June 2017
 

The streets in Greece have a characteristic flavour, the delicious smell of delicacies, which are being prepared in the bakeries of every neighbourhood. Savoury and sweet aromas, the flavour of baked cheese and meat or of chocolate and cinnamon create an atmosphere, where the only thing you can do is to stop and buy a fresh pie or a tasteful unique dessert with syrup or honey and nuts. Bakeries and patisseries are everywhere in a Greek city, village or island.

Greek bakeries prepare tasty pies, which are one of the best dishes you can taste in Greek cuisine. Pies are very popular in Greece as an appetiser or a main dish. Filled with many cheeses (cheese pie) or spinach (spinach pie) or meat (meat pie), the pies are something you can find in every bakery of Greece. Depending on the place you have visited, you can find in the bakeries many different styles of pies, such as sefoukloti in Naxos, a sweet-savoury pie with chards or wild greens, parsley, fennel, onion, mint and rice, or twisted cheese pie in Skopelos.

In the Greek bakeries, you can also find many different styles of bread that in spite of their difficult preparation and fine ingredients cost less than 1€. Before 10 in the morning, you can buy hot bread, just taken out from the oven. Dark bread, salty or sweet bread, multigrain bread or just plain bread with local flour are only some of your options. Buy a delicious loaf, some cookies and a cake or tsoureki from a bakery near your hotel, and you can enjoy an amazing breakfast to have energy for sightseeing, swimming or just sunbathing.

The website Cool Hunter has made a list with the best bakeries in the world, and two bakeries of Greece are included in this list. The first is the bakery Ble in Thessaloniki, a bakery that is in the list due to its atmosphere and aesthetic. Two architects from London created a beautiful, minimal building that makes you feel like being on an island with its qualitative materials, like straw, sand and white clay. However, the asset of the bakery is its wooden oven that bakes the best bread in the city!


The other bakery (Elektra) is located in Edessa, in northern Greece too. Its unique design and its fine ingredients of everything it prepares have put this bakery in the list with the world's best bakeries. Walls made of glass, marble floors and an out-door place to sit, drink coffee and eat the bakery's delicacies create one of the best shops in Edessa Town.


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