A new store, serving traditional and newfangled Greek foods, has just opened up on Amsterdam Avenue.
Named Anthis, after the owner’s daughter, the shop serves old comfort food standbys like spinach pie, Greek salad, and Pastitsio.
If you like traditional Greek yogurt with walnuts and honey, you’ll love Anthis’ impossibly rich yogurt with pecans ($4.00 for 9 ounces).There’s also yogurt with almonds and cranberry, and one flavored with mango. All varieties come in full and reduced fat versions, says owner Paul Likitsakos, whose family owns a couple of Greek food shops on the Upper East Side.
The yogurt is homemade. “My family makes it,” says Likitsakos, who also sells it occasionally as well as other Greek treats at the Green Flea on Columbus Avenue between 76th and 77th streets.
Pastries like baklava are imported from Astoria.
“I’ve done research for years” on who in Astoria makes the best pastries, says Liktsakos.
What’s selling well? Spinach pie and the yogurt.
The shop opened just before the summer exodus out of town. “July was good and August was OK, but now things are picking up,” said Likitsakos.
Anthis Greek Food
614 A Amsterdam Ave. (betwn. 89 and 90th streets)
New York, NY 10025
212 787 1007
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