Athens Desserts Go Viral On Instagram And TikTok

Athens pâtisseries have gone viral on social media for their incomparable tastes and looks. Photo by iEfimerida

Although Athens was quieter than ever over the past year due to restrictions put in place to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, the capital of Greece has not ceased to be the epicenter of world news.

This time Athens has gone viral on social media, especially Instagram and TikTok, not because of its fight against COVID, nor because of its number of vaccinations, but because of its fantastic gourmet desserts that are unparalleled in taste and appearance.

Since the lockdown began, popular dessert and pastry shops in Athens have been offering delivery and collection, options that were quite unusual before the pandemic.

Dessert lovers who indulged in the creations of Greek pastry chefs shared photos of their desserts, starting a new trend that quickly went viral not only in Greece but also internationally.

“To say that Athens has a wide variety of desserts to choose from would be an understatement.

“The Greek capital is full of unique dessert cafes and patisseries that can satisfy your sweet tooth, be it traditional kataifi or gourmet cheesecake, while vegan options are also unlimited,” TripAdvisor stated in its recent blog post, highlighting the best excellent dessert places in Athens.

Berry cake from Andreadakis PastryBerry cake from Andreadakis pastry desserts
Traditional apple pie from Ourse DessertsTraditional apple pie from Ourse
dessertParis Brest dessert from Ourse

“These desserts deserve a spot on our Instagram timeline,” said one user.

“I can’t believe these are real!” said another.

“I had this one today and I want more,” commented one user on Instagram.

Some of the Athens pastry shops also started sharing short videos with their pastry chefs to create their edible “works of art”. This sparked a trend among TikTok users who – some less successfully – started making desserts and creating fun videos with how-tos.

dessertMake sweet creations. Photo by Choureal – Choux & Profiterole
dessertThe donut project. Photo by Sweetspoon Athens
dessertChocolate heaven. Photo by Sweetspoon Athens

Whether you are looking for desserts and pastry shops with a Parisian atmosphere and elegance or you prefer vegan sweets with syrup, fruits and nuts, you will always find exactly what you are looking for in Athens.

The city’s hot spots are becoming increasingly popular internationally with tourists who look forward to the end of restrictions and the lifting of travel bans to add sweet temptations to their vacation in Greece.

dessertVegan mango, orange and lime raw cheesecake. Photo by Little Darling
dessertRed Velvet Cake and Fruits delivery set. Photo from Candy’s Caravan
dessertDelivery kit for chocolate and fruit. Photo from Candy’s Caravan

Hans & Gretel, a dessert restaurant that serves magical delicacies

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