Before the holidays, I visited Alfa Piehouse and tried super hard not to binge eat everything. The temptation was real especially where all of the dishes are authentic Greek. Authentic is an overused word in this town with a lot of places claiming to have the flavors of their touted country but failing to truly fit the bill. Alfa Piehouse is the real thing with its history spanning over 60 years since its inception by Athanasios Koukoutaris. Koukoutaris began creating pastries post-war and selling them across the world. Now he has the brick and mortar to add to his expansive history and the menu to keep Washingtonians in here on a daily basis. What to order? Anything (It’s all good.)…but I know you are looking for a real answer so here goes it:
Any of the spinach Pies: Flaky and filled with spinach and authentic Greek feta cheese.
Traditional Country Cheese Pie: Be careful with this, it has the same effect of a bag of M&M’s and before you know it you are sulking over the fact that you ate the whole thing in one sitting.
Milk Pie (Galatopita): Again, I am warning you. This is just as dangerously good as the Country Cheese Pie except this involves butter and honey.