The Cyclades Specialty
Empeirikos St., Andros
From the bread to the baklava, everything at this small bakery in the heart of town is handmade using high-quality local ingredients. It's a favorite among locals and tourists alike—people flock to Laskari's day and night for the amygdalota (a Greek delicacy similar to a macaroon) and the kalitsounia.
Vicky’s Ice Cream
Antiparos Town, Antiparos
This gelateria is rightly famous for its out-of-this-world flavors, like lemon pie, walnut, and the most decadent salted caramel—even locals and tourists on neighboring Paros make the trek here for a few scoops. Waiting in a line is pretty much guaranteed, but as anyone who’s been will tell you: You won’t be sorry.
Theodorou’s Sweet Shop
In the charming village of Artemonas, Theodorou is new by Greek standards. It opened in 1933 and is still a family-run business. This is the spot to pick up the most delectable Greek sweets like amygdalota, ground-almond treats in cookie form, supposedly shaped to mimic a Roman nose. The shop also sells the most divine tubs of sugar paste, fragrant with bergamot and rose water, as well as pasteli (sticky honey-and-sesame bars), which are the traditional treat at weddings and baptisms. All these beautifully packaged goodies are made from scratch in ginormous, shining copper pots behind the counter. Bring a box of bourekia—ground spices, soft ricotta, and island honey encased in a sugar-drenched flaky pastry shell—back to your hotel for a midnight snack.
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