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Artopolis

MVNYC May 8, 2011 02:16 PM

There is a good article in the Times today regarding this Greek Bakery. They make the best baklava I have had but all of their pastries are solid. The spanikopita is very good too. I would highly recommend this place to anyone who is in Astoria.

http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2011...

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Artopolis
23-18 31st St, Queens, NY 11105

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    richg35 May 18, 2011 02:13 PM

    I don't want to start another thread about this for some reason, but a totally under the radar place in Astoria is Victory Sweet Shop. Everything there is always super fresh and they are super friendly there as well.

    Their prices are also super reasonable.

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    Victory Sweet Shop
    21-69 Steinway St, Queens, NY 11105

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      Cheese Boy May 18, 2011 05:02 PM

      I will definitely visit that sweet shop next time I'm in the neighborhood. I made the mistake of stopping in at Lefkos Pirgos and got taken for close to eight dollars for TWO of their pastries which tasted rather ordinary. Unfortunately, Artopolis was already closed that night.

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      Artopolis
      23-18 31st St, Queens, NY 11105

      Lefkos Pirgos
      22-85 31st St, Queens, NY 11105

    2. daffyduck May 9, 2011 05:11 PM

      hell yeah, artopolis is banging

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        jinglejangle May 9, 2011 07:17 PM

        Amazingly beautiful bakery. Can't wait to use my latest groupon.

      2. Cheese Boy May 9, 2011 02:37 PM

        Artopolis is EXCELLENT. My favorite (and expensive) treat has always been their Melomakarona. Purchase one or two of them first for a taste test, and then don't be surprised if you leave with a whole batch.

         
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          daffyduck May 9, 2011 07:56 PM

          I love those things! I'm not Greek but when I go into the bakery I just point lol.
          Everything ive had at Artopolis has been stellar with the exception of the spinach pie (or it may have been the cheese pie) which I found dry. Not sure if it was an off day but I've never ordered it again.

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          Artopolis
          23-18 31st St, Queens, NY 11105

          1. re: daffyduck
            MVNYC May 17, 2011 03:14 PM

            You should try it again, that must have been an off day because every time I have had the spanikopita there it has been excellent.

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              erica May 18, 2011 03:21 AM

              I agree with DD. I think that, surprisingly, both the cheese and spinach pies are better at Titan.

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              Titan Foods
              25-56 31st St, Queens, NY 11102

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                MVNYC May 18, 2011 07:56 AM

                They sell a few different kinds at Artopolis, which ones are you getting?

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                Artopolis
                23-18 31st St, Queens, NY 11105

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                  daffyduck May 18, 2011 11:33 AM

                  When I got them they only had two kinds. everything i bought was mini sized so i could sample more things. i did not look into their bigger pies.

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                    erica May 18, 2011 01:59 PM

                    I got a size that feeds one person for a light dinner. I am unfamiliar with most of the Greek repertoire (willing to learn, though), so just asked for spinach pie and cheese pie. Titan makes a cheese pie curled in a spiral shape that is out of this world. I wish I could find its equal at Artopolis--maybe I asked for the wrong type.

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                      MVNYC May 19, 2011 08:32 AM

                      I was going to suggest the spiral at Artopolis before you posted this. Go early as they usually sell out. Theirs is better than Titan's in my opinion and is as close to getting it in Greece as I have had in the states. Well besides my yiayia's (grandmother) who made her own filo. They sometimes have prassopita (leek pie) which is excellent as well.

                      I haven't tried their triangles at either place.

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                      Artopolis
                      23-18 31st St, Queens, NY 11105

                      1. re: MVNYC
                        erica May 19, 2011 12:29 PM

                        I will certainly be on the lookout for the spiral cheese pie. The shop itself is so lovely that I want to buy various things there! Thanks for the tip!

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            Pookipichu May 9, 2011 10:28 AM

            Artopolis is my favorite Greek bakery in Queens and they are rightfully known for their baklava, however, they make a traditional Greek pastry that is much harder to find, let alone find one that is made well. Their finikia is just like homemade and I say that in the best possible way. They are moist honey cookies that verge on cake-like, shaped like fat fingers and irresistible.

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            Artopolis
            23-18 31st St, Queens, NY 11105

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