Traditional hot snacks are still easy to come by, although they are being elbowed aside by Western fast food at both international and nationwide Greek chains such as Goody’s (burgers, pasta and salad bar), Everest, Grigoris and Theios Vanias (baked pastries and baguette sandwiches), and various pizzerias. Still, thousands of kebab shops (souvladzídhika) churn out souvlákia, either as small shish on wooden sticks or as yíros – doner kebab with garnish in pítta bread. Other snacks include cheese pies (tyrópites), spinach pies (spanokópites) and, less commonly, minced meat pies (kreatópites); these are found either at the baker’s or some of the aforementioned chains.

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