Ergon Deli of the Month

Mayfair

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When brothers Thomas and George Douzis first opened Ergon deli in Halkidiki, Greece, they had a vision to create a store that showcased a range of artisan produce that stayed true to Greek traditions. In 2013, they transported Ergon to the streets of Mayfair and brought with them the traditional gastronomic habits of the Aegean.

Inside, white-tiled walls and marble-top counters abound, alongside wooden shelving groaning under the weight of Grecian produce, giving the space the feel of an authentic Athenian café. Fill your bag with the unique fava beans of Feneos, truffle olive oil and carob bread sticks, which make the perfect meze when dipped in houmous, or black olive tapenade. For something sweet, pick up thyme honey sourced from the Taygetus Mountains in the Peloponnese. With the honeycomb left in the jar, it’s one of the best-quality, mineral-rich forms of honey you can buy; we particularly enjoy it drizzled over freshly baked croissants.

For your morning coffee fix, go for Ergon’s exclusive Grandma’s Boy blend. Roasted and ground in Athens, the richly fragranced beans convey hints of chocolate, cinnamon and berries, and pair almost too well with almond and strawberry cruffins – an unusually wonderful combination of buttery croissant and fluffy muffin.

In the evening, sit back and indulge in Greek baklava, layered with generous quantities of walnuts and syrup, as you are transported to the cobblestoned streets of rural Greece and memories of long taverna suppers filled with endless plates of meze, grilled meats and, probably, a little too much retsina. ergonfoods.com

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