One of the most recognized desserts of Thessaloniki is the trigono Panoramatos, and the “ambassador” of it is Elenidis, founded in 1960 by Yorgos Elenidis in Panorama, a neighbourhood outside Thessaloniki.
But let me explain: trigono, which means “triangle” in English, invented in Panorama, is a dessert which consists of buttered sheets of fyllo are folded into triangles. Then it is baked until it gets golden, then it is cooled and after a hole is opened through the middle, it is dunked in syrup. The final step is to add into the hole their home-made pastry cream -a family secret- just before you order them.
Thank God we don’t have to drive all the way to Panorama for this delicacy, because Elenidis opened a store downtown at Gounari street, and you can grab a bite while you are heading to walk by the sea!
Depending on your appetite, you can find either a big trigono, or you can order small trigono; personally I always enjoy the little ones more! The estimated price for a big trigono is around 2.50 and for a small one around 1.60 euros.