Basically, they are simple dough balls made with flour, dry yeast, water and starch, served warm with honey and cinnamon.
Simple and easy to make, lukumádes are very popular among children of all ages. Nowadays, they are served along with a cup of coffee, tea or chocolate in coffee shops or after a meal in taverns. People love to end a good meal, having lukumádes drizzled with pure honey and cinnamon as a dessert.
They are to die for
& so addictive
you just can’t stop
after eating the first!
LukumAdes are considered to be one of the oldest recorded pastries
(and desserts, for that matter) in the world – in fact, the ancient Greek poet Callimachus and philosopher Aristotle wrote about these bite-sized, fluffy fried-dough balls.
The triumphant winners of the first Olympic Games (776 B.C.) in ancient Greece were the ceremonious recipients of ‘charisi-i plaki’, or honey tokens. They had a round sharp shape like a disk and they offered them as a prize to the winners along with Kótinos, the olive tree wreath. This custom was established in honor of a humble baker who won the first running game.
From then on lukumádes stayed as a dessert not only in Greece, but also in several other countries all over the world.
There are different shapes and recipes and have other names depending on the country they are found.
LUKUMAΔΕΣ was the first shop to make its same-named historical dessert a global craze.
The brand which has been raising attention of most major international publications such as: New York Times, British Airways "High Life Magazine", KLM iFly as well as Prince’s of Wales Charles and his wife Camilla is ranked as Athens No. 1 dessert shop in Trip Advisor.
The first shop located in the hotspot of downtown Athens, on the corner of Eolou & Aghias Irinis Streets quickly became the most favorite and delicious spot in the city’s center.
It is a modern while nostalgic place bringing happiness and memorable moments to people of all ages.
The ‘must-try’ is the famous injected® lukumádes offered in different filling creams while also the classic ones, with honey & cinnamon.
options were recently introduced using Greek cheeses and other local delicacies -a nice appetizer for both lunch and dinner-.
Lastly, and supplement the menu and can perfectly match most flavours.
All of the creations are truly unique;the offer gets frequently updated with seasonal influences, taking advantage of the nature using the most fresh ingredients.
Authentic Greek Delights
To re-invent lukumádes, one of the most historical desserts, by applying new techniques (while keeping the core traditional fundamentals), and win the “sweetest part of our clients’ hearts!”Join our team!
Our mission is to make lukumádes a top-of-head dessert option in every global international market. We strive to build lifetime relationships with clients, suppliers and the greater food & beverage industry, seeking continuous creation, differentiation and cutting-edge innovation.
We would like our products and overall shop experience to speak of our heritage, culture and values. All our people to work with dignity, reliability and respect towards our clients and the community.More
- Be guided by Sincerity, Safety & High level of Quality Standards
- Behave with Integrity & Accountability
- Continuously think about ways to increase Productivity, ensuring Sustainability of the area of Responsibility as well as its wider environment.
- Respect the Dignity & Rights of every collaborator (client - partner -vendor)
- Act as a Precursor, always under a 'sense of urgency'
- Use the company’s assets and resources in its best interest
- Support client - partner - vendor initiatives in social & cultural participations
- Respect business confidentiality
- Comply with applicable Laws & Regulations
- Act with respect to the natural environment