Food treasures in New York City

All Things Greek

Athens Square Park in Astoria

Athens Square Park in Astoria

Ethnic diversity is one of the interesting characteristics of Astoria, Queens, but many associate this neighborhood with a strong Greek population. And though there are Greek communities all over Queens, one does still feel a strong presence in Astoria. This is evident in the numerous Greek bakeries and restaurants; schools and churches; and even the parks.

Titan Foods

Titan Foods

The place to go for authentic Greek foods and ingredients is Titan Foods on 31st Street. You can find everything from worry beads and Greek flags to canned pickled octopus and bunches of dried oregano. If you are a cheese lover, there’s one whole deli case devoted to a variety of feta and other Greek cheeses. There’s also a bakery that sells both sweets like baklava and savory filled dough like spanakopita.

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April 17, 2013 - Posted by | Food, international, stores, sweets | ,


  1. Nice piece and photos. You’re really branching out xx

    Comment by Dena Ribner | April 17, 2013 | Reply

  2. It was such a cool place.

    Comment by nyculinaryfinds | April 17, 2013 | Reply

  3. Great to know interesting placesin different neighborhoods fo find good food.
    Was never aware you could find good Baklava in Queens.I love Baklava…
    Thanks for info.

    Comment by Shirley Friedman | April 18, 2013 | Reply

  4. […] Astoria is heavily associated with its Greek population, it’s really a neighborhood of multiple ethnicities. Two supermarkets are available […]

    Pingback by A UN for Foods « nyculinaryfinds | May 1, 2013 | Reply

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