Despite the blazing heat and humidity, I hosted a Greektown grocery tour this afternoon for my cooking group. We perused the aisles of Athens Grocery, picked up a few sweets from Pan Hellenic PastryShop and feasted on a fabulous lunch at Greek Islands. Here are pics from the grocery tour:
Imported dried oregano at Athens Grocery!
Cookies at Pan Hellenic Pastry Shop
The famous & delicious saganaki!
A majority of us ordered the combination plate:
roast leg of lamb, meatball, vegetables, potatoes
pastistio: baked pasta, meat & cheese casserole w/bechamel sauce
mousaka: baked eggplant, meat & potato casserole w/bechamel sauce
dolmades: grapes leaves stuffed w/rice, meat & herbs w/lemon & egg sauce
I think the food coma has set in...
For dessert, we enjoyed these treats we
picked up at the Pan Hellenic Pastry Shop:
Melonakarona Cookies - cookies soaked in a honey-based syrup
Baklava - Buttery phyllo sheets filled with honey & walnuts
Galaktoboureko - custard filled phyllo dough soaked in lemon syrup


  1. Way to go on not getting gyros all around. Haha :) I'm glad you liked all the pastries. Mmmm I am drooling over the galaktoboureko...

  2. yummmmmm, Greek food is amazing. especially authentic stuff like that. i had moussaka the other night and it was amazing. i want to try some of that galaktoboureko!!