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2023 UPDATE: This shop has sadly closed permanently.

The Pie Shop in the heart of Athens is a foodie gem with a twist: in this little shop, you will find an amazing variety of pies, all inspired by traditional dishes from around the world, from Indian samosas to French quiches and Argentinian empanadas.

The Pie Shop Athens is a tiny, cute, little shop, tucked away at Voulis street, at number 16. Although small, it’s in fact hard to miss, mostly because, there is usually a queue waiting to taste the freshly-baked pies. It is just off the main shopping street in Athens, which makes a very convenient “pit-stop” while shopping.

At The Pie Shop, you won’t find your usual Greek spanakopita (spinach pie) or tyropita (feta cheese pie). The Pie Shop pies are cosmopolitan ones, made by a French chef, Dominique Perrot and inspired by signature national dishes from all around the world.

The Pie Shop: the place

The Pie Shop Athens

The Pie Shop is very Instagrammable. It is full of cute decorating details. Even though there aren’t many places to sit and eat, it is welcoming and upbeat. In fact, there isn’t much need for a sitting area, as the shop caters mostly to passersby, shoppers, or professionals on a quick lunch break. With so many shops and tourist highlights nearby, it’s no surprise there is often a queue for the delicious pies.

The Pie Shop: the pies

The Pie Shop Athens

The pies offered at The Pie Shop change according to the seasons. Although there are a few signature pies, there are always new additions. When I visited the shop, I really enjoyed the “Spanish” pie, called Hornazo de Salamanca. It is a pied filled with Spanish jamón, pork fillet, and chorizo.

Savoury options

The Pie Shop Athens

I also liked a lot the Jamaican Beef Patties. These have freshly ground beef, chilli peppers, tomato and spices. Another great option is the Korean Tomato Tart. This one is made with cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, cheddar cheese, basil, and spring onions.

There were also tasty Indian samosas, New Zealand chicken pies, tequeños from Peru, Corsican spinach and goat cheese tarts, Chinese spring rolls, Argentinian empanadas, and more.

Of course, you will also find the famous french quiche, a signature pie for the shop.

All pies are made from the best seasonal ingredients. The pastry is homemade, either brisée or French puff.

Sweet options

The Pie Shop Athens

There are so many sweet pies to choose from! For example, you can try the amazing créme brulée. Another good one is the apple pie with fudge. Or the lemon tart (a house speciality).

Also, you can try some mouthwatering chocolate ganache tart with yummy pistachio.

That said, my personal favourite is the blueberry pie. I love the sweet and tangy taste of fresh blueberries baked in a sweet crusty pie!

Finally, the Pie Shop serves a variety of gluten-free pies too. It also has good coffee and organic herbal teas. In addition, the take-out packaging is as cute as the rest of the shop.

Info:

The Pie Shop, 16, Voulis street, Syntagma square. Telephone: +30 211 403 7328, Facebook: The Pie Shop Athens, Instagram: @thepieshopathens
Opening hours Monday – Friday: 08.30-18.00 & Saturday: 09.00-19.00. Sunday closed.

Disclaimer: I was a guest of The Pie Shop, but all opinions are my own.

Author

Eleanna is the founder of A Curious Compass and has been blogging since 2013. Her mixed ethnic background has made her curious about the world from a young age. Since her first solo trip at 18, she has visited and lived in many places, like London, Sao Paulo, Paris, and Toronto. Her mission is to inspire people to travel the world in style and get to know the soul of each destination.

2 Comments

  1. belinda matson Reply

    I found The Pie Shop today (26 March 2024) through Pinterest which led me to their Instagram but I saw their last post was 2021 and after about 20minutes of searching, I stumbled across your page because you’re the only person on the internet I could find who actually confirmed that this lovely little shop has sadly closed. So, thank you for confirming that, but do you know why they closed? Was it because of covid? I hope everyone who worked there is well and happy, but I’m still a tiny bit sad that it won’t be on my list of wonderful places to visit when I finally get to Greece.

    • Eleanna Giannopoulou Reply

      Hi Belinda! Nice to hear from you. Yes, they closed during the last lockdowns. I used to be a regular customer and got to know the owners personally, a young woman and her mother. Although I have not talked to them since they closed, the last time we spoke, they faced financial difficulties with the rent and other operating costs due to lockdowns. The pandemic was significantly disruptive in many ways. This shop was one of my favourites; the food was delicious. Please don’t hesitate to drop me a line with any questions you might have about Athens (my hometown) whenever you decide to come to Greece!

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