Bougatsa of Thessaloniki
Bougatsa is a pie prepared with a handmade thin, crispy phyllo. Depending on the filling, it comes either in sweet or salted version.
The origins of Bougatsa are traced back to Byzantium. The Greek immigrants who fled away from Constantinople in 1922, after the Greco – Turkish war, introduced bougatsa in Thessaloniki. From then Bougatsa Thessalonikis, become the most popular and favorite breakfast and street food of the Greeks and for their visitors.
Today, there are about 1.000 shops, where you can taste the sweet pies with cream, icing sugar and cinnamon but also its variations with cheese, spinach, or minced cattle meat.