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seleanor

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Frozen and store bought spanakopita has been a staple in my house especially recently during covid when I have been stressed and not in the mood to cook. The best brands you can find are Greek brands, which are 7 Days, Athens and Krinos.

Other brands that are not authentic but probably easier to find are spanakopita at Whole Foods or Trader Joes. The ingredients are high quality and the taste is there! I just prefer supporting Greek businesses so whenever I can, I will buy from a Greek grocery store.

Please add your favorite brands in the comments!
 

Worldwide Greeks Editor

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I try to not buy frozen spanakopita, but when in a pinch, I have had the Wegmans brand spanakopita. Not really authentic, but not all that bad for frozen spanakopita!


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MichiCat333

New member
Ah, to have an authentic Greek grocery store for in person shopping(post Covid)!
In the Metro Detroit area we have one but the things he sells are the same things you could get in the’60’s, no new products or ideas.
Such a shame
 

greggd12

Active member
Ah, to have an authentic Greek grocery store for in person shopping(post Covid)!
In the Metro Detroit area we have one but the things he sells are the same things you could get in the’60’s, no new products or ideas.
Such a shame
That is a shame, I wonder if the new generation will take over the store and hopefully start making some updates.
 
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k_tsoukalas

Moderator
Frozen and store bought spanakopita has been a staple in my house especially recently during covid when I have been stressed and not in the mood to cook. The best brands you can find are Greek brands, which are 7 Days, Athens and Krinos.

Other brands that are not authentic but probably easier to find are spanakopita at Whole Foods or Trader Joes. The ingredients are high quality and the taste is there! I just prefer supporting Greek businesses so whenever I can, I will buy from a Greek grocery store.

Please add your favorite brands in the comments!
I totally agree with you. Lately it has been kind of hard to find store-bought phyllo, as well, and I don't always have the chance to make my own. When life gets busy, I can still throw together a small pita in a relatively short amount of time, but with no pre-made phyllo, the project isn't quick anymore. I can find versions spanakopita that have been pre-made in most stores (Trader Joe's and Whole Foods are both decent). A local Greek grocery store makes their own and it tastes a bit better, but it's not always convenient for me to get to that store. I've also tried Krinos Brand and Taste of Inspirations (Hannaford) and they are decent.
 

Try and make this unique Greek fig and honey yogurt cake

This recipe is one of them most unique that I have ever seen! I have never tried making it, but I would love to. Has anyone eaten this or made it before? I'm not sure if its a common recipe in Greece. I love that this recipe uses olive oil and Greek yogurt, which I try to incorporate in as many recipes that I can.


How to make refreshing mussels saganaki for the summer

Mussels might seem like an intimidating dish to cook, but they're actually pretty easy. I like to get fresh mussels from a fishmonger or a grocery store when they are available. I make sure to clean them really well on the outside to get all of the sand out, and I boil them once until they open and quickly rinse them so any sand inside will escape. After that, I follow this recipe and they come out perfect!

How to make Greek chicken with okra!

This is one of those recipes that people either love or hate! Okra is super controversial but I personally love it. This is a traditional Greek recipe and has very simple ingredients: chicken, okra, tomato, onion, butter and spices. The first step you will need to take is cutting the ends off of the okra and washing it well with cold water. After that, you will need to sauté onions in a hot pan until they are soft and add tomato. Then, add any cut of chicken and your okra. Add in salt, pepper, one bay leaf, and cloves. Let the pot simmer on low heat for 45 minutes or until the chicken and the okra is tender. There you have it!

How to make a creamy Greek chicken pasta!

This recipe is perfect for a big family with kids who are picky eaters! You can make this pasta in only 15 minutes, which is the best part! If im cooking it for adults, I always like to add a bit more vegetables since my kids don't really like veggies. You can always choose fresh artichokes or canned, but canned is definitely much faster. Let me know what you think of this recipe!

Where to get the best gyros in Athens

Athens has some of the best street food in Greece! You can pretty much get great street food anywhere in Greece, but these are some of my best suggestions for the next time that you're in Athens. I recommend ordering a gyro pita with tzatziki, french fries, tomatoes, and onions! It's the classic gyro and you won't be disappointed.

- o Gyros Pou Gyrevis
- Tylixto Greek Wrap
- Just Pita
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