The Best Greek Desserts you Must Try

We all love a traditional Greek meal, especially with Christmas just around the corner. Nonetheless, Greece is famous for its full range of culinary options including its unique wines and delicious desserts. Whether you are into sweets or cakes, Greek desserts are guaranteed to delight your taste buds.

Here at The Greek Deli, we provide a variety of luscious dessert and sweet items, so let’s take a closer look at only a handful of the most popular ones.

Bougatsa

One of the most popular sweets that can be enjoyed in Greece is Bougatsa with cream.  This sweet is often associated with Thessaloniki, northern Greece being a traditional breakfast pastry. It is made of serval sheets of phyllo pastry with a creamy custard filling inside. Once the pastry is baked, it is then topped off with a generous sprinkle of cinnamon and powdered sugar. The pastry is cut into small pieces and served warm. If you are short on time to prepare this at home, simply order our ready made bougatsa which you can enjoy by popping it into the oven. Serve it as a luxurious breakfast to family and friends.

Melomakarona

Melomakarona are delicious Greek cookies that are served around Christmas. These cookies are made with olive oil, flour, honey, and walnuts, making then a much healthier treat to enjoy around Christmas.  The addition of cinnamon, walnuts and honey are what make these cookies so delicious. Find them here in our online shop

Halvas

Halvas is a common food found in the Balkan countries, Turkey and Israel, and is usually a treat that is made at home. It is made of ground sesame seeds, sugar, water and oil. The ground sesame seed is sweetened either with honey or “petimezi,” and has a crumbly, sandy texture.

Kourabiedes

Kourabiedes are similar to shortbread cookies, filled with almonds and topped with powdered sugar. In some regions in Greece, kourabiedes may contain a little brandy or rosewater to add some extra flavour.  These little bites of joy crumble in your mouth and the sweet taste from the sugar leaves you wanting more! Order yours today in time for Christmas from our online shop.

Loukoumades

Loukoumades are sweet small balls of fried dough, served warm with honey and drizzled with walnuts and cinnamon, or even sesame seeds. They are one of the most popular syrupy desserts in Greece. If you are looking for something delicious to add to the end of your meal, then loukoumades is definitely the go to dessert. If you would like to try these at home, order our mixture by clicking here.

Kataifi

Kataifi is another favourite dessert in Greece that is drizzled with plenty of syrup. The special dough used for the pastry is shredded into very thin strands are are then wrapped around a nut filling before being baked in the over. Once the Kataifi has cooled down, it is ladled with a sweet tasting syrup. Treat your friends and family to this delicious traditional dessert from the Greek Deli 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Greek Deli stocks artisanal products, including Greek juices, tsoureki, egg dyes, olive oils, wines, cheeses,  and mezedes. In addition, ready meals (such as pastitsio and gemista), sweets (such as baklava and kourabiedes), and Greek coffee (Loumidis) can be found in our online shop. We even stock beloved Greek chocolates and cookies. Furthermore, brands such as LactaIonSokofreta, and Gemista cookies, as well as an impressive selection of Greek wines. You can purchase and customise our unique Greek gift boxes, with your favourite products or pre-made. One box includes extra virgin olive oil, two bottles of wine, two jars of olive paste, roasted peppers, honey, chilies, and balsamic vinegar. Perfect for sending the best of Greek tastes to a distant beloved!).

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