For me, since I like sweets and carbs in the morning, our third stop rivaled our first for my favorite. Aigaion (Λουκουμάδες Αιγαίον) has been around since 1926 and makes loukoumades.
Loukoumades are fried pudgy rings of dough served drizzled in honey. They’re airy, slightly crunchy, and not too sweet. You can also add cinnamon and sugar and even dark chocolate. The pastry and the décor of Aigaion reminded me very much of Café du Monde in New Orleans. My verdict? Loukoumades win over beignets.
Our last stop was a pretty pastry shop selling colorful pastries and candies. Here we tried marzipan candies (made with almonds in the south and walnuts in the north) covered in powdered sugar and accented with a clove. The shop has been around for three generations and had to move locations when the Nazis burned down the original store.
Scooterise’s Other Tours
Scooterise is a relatively new company. Two brothers, Nikos and Kostas Sarifidis have been running the company for two and half years and 2015 marks their third season. Their Athens Food Safari Tour is their newest tour, which has only been going for a few months.
All tours are private tours. Sometimes they run tours for large groups from cruise ships, but they also run small tours for couples, families, and friends. Scooterise tours are fun for the entire family, as little ones can ride around on a scooter with their parent if they are too young to drive one themselves.
Thank you to Scooterise for hosting our Athens food tour and making this post possible. As always, all opinions are my own.