Paradosiako (Παραδοσιακο)May 20th, 2011 | By Peter Minakis | Category: Beverage, Bread, Breakfast, Brunch, Coffee, Featured, Greek Food, Pastry, Phyllo, Puff Pastry, Sandwich, Snacks, Sweets, Thessaloniki, Travel
Yesterday morning I reached out to another one of my many friends who reside here in Thessaloniki. Greece’s second largest city has a population of about 1 1/2 million but it still has the feel of a large “horio” or town and I mean this in a good way. Practically everywhere you go you will bump into someone you know or meet mutual friends. It’s just the way it is in Thessaloniki.
After sitting down for a coffee and getting settled into our seats, I noticed one of the gals behind the counter piping some creme patisserie onto layers of puff pastry. As it turns out, she’s also been to Toronto and stayed at her uncle’s place. Her uncle is someone I know in Toronto. BINGO! Another connection in Thessaloniki.
Thessaloniki is littered with cafe’s and shops where one can stop in for a brief drink, snack or both or simply grab something to take with you on the go. Yesterday I had the good fortune to enjoy a coffee at the Paradosiako deli in Thessaloniki’s shopping district, just south of Tsimiski. In Greek “Paradosiako” means traditional and although the shop(s) are new there’s an eye towards tradition and making things from scratch like their coffees, sandwiches, tarts and other desserts. Next time I’m going to try out their Mille Feuille and their yummy croissants are some of the best I’ve seen in the city!
This central location of Paradosiako is great for people watching, friendly and attentive service and in case you’re not in the center of the city, there are a few other Paradosiako stores out there.
enjoy this slide show I’ve prepared for you and i’m sure this will give you yet one more reason to visit Thessaloniki!
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