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From farmers markets to family-run delis, Athens is a great city for gourmets. Our resident food writer spills the beans on where the locals shop for artisan ingredients.

By Carolina Doriti

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Olives, capers and pickles

Everything pickled in a jar.

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Dried herbs stored in wooden drawers here. Pull them open, release their aromas.

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Dried herbs and spices

Honey and tahini

Grandma's bread baked in a wood-fired oven, anyone?

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It's not only about coffee.

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Greek coffee

Cold cuts and cheese

Cold cut paradise.

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"This is the place to try all sorts of hard-to-find artisan Greek cheese."


Cretan produce

Salty, spicy or smoked?

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Go nuts at Era Nuts.

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Nuts and dried fruit

Wines and spirits

Which floor will you choose?

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