Athens Pastries Pies509 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 1P5
It’s no secret that The Danforth is Toronto’s go-to ’hood for Mediterranean cuisine. This Greek bakeshop first opened in 1978 and has set itself apart with its authentic street food fare prepared with family recipes from Northern Greece. Light and flaky phyllo pastry plays a starring role among many of the sweet and savoury options like spanakopita (spinach pie), tiropita (cheese pie) and galaktoboureko (custard pie). If you opt for a plate of the sticky honey puffs, ask to have them sprinkled with chocolate or cinnamon.
Located on the Danforth since 1978, Athens Pastries is one of best bakeshops on the strip. The dream was to bring authentic Greek street food to Toronto in the form of spanakopita (spinach pie), tiropita (cheese pie) and loukoumathes (honey balls), along with other sweet pastries. The bakeries recipes are passed down through generations from Northern Greece, and they continue to make everything from scratch. Whether you’re stopping by for a sweet treat or taking pies to go, this bakeshop is a must in Greektown.