I grew up in the 80s in Thessaloniki at a time when the only cheese you could buy was feta and perhaps a couple more if you were lucky. No internet, no foreigners, no incoming trends, no international cuisine or non-Greek chefs. NOTHING!
And there it was: Terpsilaringion. Located right across my home, I was so privileged to have been introduced to the wonderful world of food and beverages from such an early age! Terpsilaringion has a 50-year-old story, treating its customers with the best and most exquisite culinary goods from across the E.U.
Cheese and charcuterie, wine, beers, special artisan products and limited edition crafts, you name it, Terpsilaringion has it! This is a no-nonsense deli where you can find an impressive collection of gourmet delicacies AND try them on the spot at the cozy bench overlooking Mpotsari street. The winner is the hot-dog as Terpsilaringion was the first shop in Thessaloniki to introduce us to this taste and its recipe is still the same and a top secret! Almost always it is accompanied by an array of fine local and foreign beers, nevertheless the list of treats is endless. Terpsilaringion even caters for special and clinical diets (Ducan, diabetic, gluten free products, to name but a few) and can serve the most peculiar customer.
Mr. Theodoros and his sons are always there to help you out, share recipes and give you useful information regarding your nutrition or your gastronomical enquiries.
Do yourselves a favour and drop by.