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Spanakopita - Where to buy ?

by Steve P » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:05 am

Anyone know where I can purchase some good locally made Spanakopita ??? Preferably east side suburbia...

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Re: Spanakopita - Where to buy ?

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Re: Spanakopita - Where to buy ?

by Robin Garr » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:48 pm

More seriously, that sounds like something Trader Joe might have frozen in a box.
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Re: Spanakopita - Where to buy ?

by Robin F. » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:58 pm

Lotsa Pasta has a frozen brand as well.
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by Robin Garr » Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:00 pm

Robin F. wrote:Lotsa Pasta has a frozen brand as well.

I never noticed that!
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Re: Spanakopita - Where to buy ?

by Robin Garr » Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:01 pm

There is always the quick and easy DIY approach.

https://www.lemonsforlulu.com/spanakopi ... -and-easy/
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Re: Spanakopita - Where to buy ?

by Steve P » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:58 pm

Robin F. wrote:Lotsa Pasta has a frozen brand as well.


Trying to save time and energy on Christmas Eve/Day - Lotsa Pasta it is. Thank you.
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Re: Spanakopita - Where to buy ?

by michael.powell » Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:50 am

Trader Joe's sells it, and it's totally great!

As far as restaurants/delis, I rather like the ones at Alwatan and Little Greek.
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Re: Spanakopita - Where to buy ?

by Steve Shade » Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:32 am

michael.powell wrote:Trader Joe's sells it, and it's totally great!

As far as restaurants/delis, I rather like the ones at Alwatan and Little Greek.


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Re: Spanakopita - Where to buy ?

by Mark R. » Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:40 pm

Steve Shade wrote:Little Greek (where)

It's in Shelbyville Rd., Plaza on the backside right next to Jason's Deli. We definitely agree with the others that it's probably got some of the best Greek food including Spanakopita in town.
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Re: Spanakopita - Where to buy ?

by James Natsis » Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:33 pm

Mark R. wrote:
Steve Shade wrote:Little Greek (where)

It's in Shelbyville Rd., Plaza on the backside right next to Jason's Deli. We definitely agree with the others that it's probably got some of the best Greek food including Spanakopita in town.


Its a national franchise with a bonafide Greek person nowhere in site behind the counter, at least not when I went there for my one and only time. Too bad we've been reduced to Taziki's and Little Greek when it comes to Greek fare in town.
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Re: Spanakopita - Where to buy ?

by Mark R. » Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:42 pm

James Natsis wrote: Its a national franchise with a bonafide Greek person nowhere in site behind the counter, at least not when I went there for my one and only time. Too bad we've been reduced to Taziki's and Little Greek when it comes to Greek fare in town.

Yes, it is a national franchise, although a very small one with units only in 6 states at this time, but the majority of their food other than salad dressings and pitas made in the local store. It's certainly better and more authentic than Taziki's but as you pointed out filling out a true Greek restaurant which we unfortunately don't have locally.
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Re: Spanakopita - Where to buy ?

by James Natsis » Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:49 pm

Mark R. wrote:
James Natsis wrote: Its a national franchise with a bonafide Greek person nowhere in site behind the counter, at least not when I went there for my one and only time. Too bad we've been reduced to Taziki's and Little Greek when it comes to Greek fare in town.

Yes, it is a national franchise, although a very small one with units only in 6 states at this time, but the majority of their food other than salad dressings and pitas made in the local store. It's certainly better and more authentic than Taziki's but as you pointed out filling out a true Greek restaurant which we unfortunately don't have locally.


I hear ya, Mark. These places are fine for moderately priced, fast casual fare that falls within a certain theme. But they are not inspiring enough to serve as destination spots, at least not for me in a city like Louisville with such a large selection of eclectic, creative choices.

I'm a pure-blooded Greek-American who has obviously been spoiled, especially coming from an older generation when Greeks were still immigrating, and growing up in a city like St. Louis where there were a lot of them (not to even mention spending many months in the old country as well).

I actually find it embarassing that in such a foodie city as ours there is not even a restaurant that serves downhome Greek food, or even Turkish food for that matter. One would think that with all of the great chefs and culinary creative types that someone would craft such a concept. The place doesn't have to be run by Greeks (or Turks). It just needs people who understand the essence of the food.
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Re: Spanakopita - Where to buy ?

by Carla G » Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:42 pm

Just saw a clip that Consumer Reports listed Kirkland brand (from Costco) some of the best frozen spanakopita.
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Re: Spanakopita - Where to buy ?

by michael.powell » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:03 pm

James Natsis wrote:
Mark R. wrote:
James Natsis wrote: Its a national franchise with a bonafide Greek person nowhere in site behind the counter, at least not when I went there for my one and only time. Too bad we've been reduced to Taziki's and Little Greek when it comes to Greek fare in town.

Yes, it is a national franchise, although a very small one with units only in 6 states at this time, but the majority of their food other than salad dressings and pitas made in the local store. It's certainly better and more authentic than Taziki's but as you pointed out filling out a true Greek restaurant which we unfortunately don't have locally.


I hear ya, Mark. These places are fine for moderately priced, fast casual fare that falls within a certain theme. But they are not inspiring enough to serve as destination spots, at least not for me in a city like Louisville with such a large selection of eclectic, creative choices.

I'm a pure-blooded Greek-American who has obviously been spoiled, especially coming from an older generation when Greeks were still immigrating, and growing up in a city like St. Louis where there were a lot of them (not to even mention spending many months in the old country as well).

I actually find it embarassing that in such a foodie city as ours there is not even a restaurant that serves downhome Greek food, or even Turkish food for that matter. One would think that with all of the great chefs and culinary creative types that someone would craft such a concept. The place doesn't have to be run by Greeks (or Turks). It just needs people who understand the essence of the food.


No love for Falafel House or Safier (both of which are family owned and operated)??
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