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Vegetarian-Friendly Mezze With a Warm Welcome at Gregory's 26 Corner

The Vegetarian Option Lauren Rothman 6 comments

The specialty at Gregory's 26 Corner is, resoundingly, its warm hospitality. The food doesn't disappoint, either. More

Astoria's E Taverna Nails its Octopus

Max Falkowitz 1 comment

Few Greek restaurants seem to get everything right; you'd do best to pick your favorite by their specialty. At E Taverna in Astoria, it's molluscs. More

Cheap, Delicious Greek Takeout at Anthi's on the Upper West Side

The Vegetarian Option Lauren Rothman 2 comments

Sometimes, takeout gets a bad rap. But I'd be happy to eat the soulful, wonderfully flavored Greek fare at Anthi's any day of the week. More

A Perfect Marriage of Mint, Zucchini, and the Deep Fryer at Greek Express

Bronx Eats Chris E. Crowley 1 comment

Not everything impresses at this Greek spot, but spinach pie and zucchini fritters are top-notch. More

Eat Your (Fried) Vegetables at Telly's Taverna

Max Falkowitz 4 comments

Frying is something of a specialty at Telly's Taverna in Astoria, from the Greek fried doughnuts that end your meal (on the house) to the thinly sliced fried vegetables that should begin it. Zucchini, red pepper, and eggplant are available for $6 apiece or $14 in combination; the zucchini, rendered intensely sweet and tender by the heat of the fryer, is your best bet. More

Bronx Eats: Go for the Gyros and Chicken-Lemon Soup at Christos

Bronx Eats Chris E. Crowley 2 comments

Christo's is best known for their gyros, but their chicken-lemon soup is a hidden gem on the menu. More

Syrup-Soaked Cakes Worth Seeking Out at Titan Foods in Astoria

Sugar Rush Max Falkowitz 7 comments

Even some loyal shoppers tend to ignore the bakery counter at Titan Foods, which is a shame, as this must-visit Greek market makes some of the best sweets in the neighborhood. By and large they're heavily soaked in syrup, which isn't always a great thing for flaky phyllo pastries, but does wonders for cakes. More

MP Taverna: Not Your Average Astoria Greek Restaurant

Max Falkowitz 6 comments

In interviews, Michael Psilakis has made clear that MP Taverna, his casual restaurant brand now in Astoria, features a more visceral, less cerebral approach to Greek food. That doesn't mean the menu is dumbed down or made less "ethnic." It means you're happy that the kitchen is generous with that pita, because those stray licks of olive oil on the plate won't finish themselves. More

Greek in Gramercy at Taverna

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Taverna's opening is also part of a larger trend—there have been a slew of Greek restaurant openings in Manhattan recently—Ammos Estiatorio and Village Taverna being two recent examples. Taverna is a worthy addition. More

Michael Psilakis on Cooking for Family, Serving Greek in Astoria

Jacqueline Raposo 8 comments

Chef Michael Psilakis is no stranger to restaurant openings and intense food, but his newly opened MP Taverna comes with the added challenge of it's location being in the heart of Astoria. We chatted with Psilakis on what Greek food means to him now, what it meant when he first started cooking and where he still wants the conversation on Greek cuisine to go. More

Sugar Rush: Samali Cake at Artopolis

Sugar Rush Max Falkowitz 5 comments

A lot of the pastry love at Artopolis goes to their phyllo pastries, and justly so, but give this unassuming semolina cake a try. It's an undercover winner. More

The Vegetarian Option: Sophisticated Greek at Pylos in the East Village

The Vegetarian Option Lauren Rothman 1 comment

Pylos, serving modern, upscale Greek cuisine at more-than-fair prices, is a vegetarian's haven. More

Street Food Stories: Greek Souvlaki and Home Cooking at Uncle Gussy's in Midtown

Street Food Siobhan Wallace Post a comment

The typical profile of a street cart vendor is of an immigrant looking to make it in the overwhelming world of New York City. The typical profile of a food truck vendor is middle to upper class American looking to test the market before opening a brick-and-mortar. The men behind one of Midtown's most popular food trucks, Uncle Gussy's, are neither of these. Instead, they're a mix of both. More

Sugar Rush: Honey Cookies at Artopolis

Sugar Rush Max Falkowitz 5 comments

As the description on the display case reads, the Melomakarona ($15/pound, about 16 cookies) "happen to be vegan as well." They're also one of my favorite sweets at this awesome Queens bakery. More

Michael Psilakis' Guide to Greek Food and Ingredients in New York City

Neighborhood Guides Allegra Ben-Amotz 5 comments

You could call Michael Psilakis one of New York's ambassadors of Greek cuisine. As the son of a first generation traditional Greek family on Long Island, Psilakis learned to roast whole lambs on a spit at a young age, and these days is busy maintaining his restaurants in the city and surrounding area. After the jump: his guide to the best Greek shopping and eating in the city. More

Food Artisans: Gefsi Foods

Food Artisans Stephanie Klose Post a comment

"My dad always had to explain to customers that hummus isn't actually Greek," Socrates Xanthopoulos says. Which is why the father and son team started Gefsi, a company that makes actually-Greek dips like feta spreads and eggplant purées. More

A Sandwich a Day: Pork Souvlaki at Mama Gyro

A Sandwich a Day Rebecca Simon 1 comment

Mama Gyro's pita wraps may not be destination gyros, but they're worth a visit if you're in the neighborhood, and plenty cheap to boot. More

A Sandwich a Day: Mama's Gyro at Mama Gyro

A Sandwich a Day Rebecca Simon 1 comment

Want the comforting familiarity of a Big Mac, but the exotic ingredients of a gyro? Mama Gyro's Mama Sauce is eerily similar to the beloved Special Sauce. More

A Sandwich a Day: Shrimp Souvlaki at Snack Taverna

A Sandwich a Day Max Falkowitz Post a comment

"Souvlaki" is a term usually reserved for skewered grilled meat, sometimes fish, but at Snack Taverna in the West Village, you can get a Shrimp Souvlaki ($12) instead. More

Afternoon Snack: Spanakopita and Chickpea Salad from Boubouki

Afternoon Snack Max Falkowitz 1 comment

The Essex Street Market is full of treasures (Shopsin's and Beurre & Sel for starters), and the tiny Boubouki stall, with its sweet and savory Greek home cooking, is another great addition to the list. More

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