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Mon-Sat, 8am-9pm; Sun, 9am-8pm
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N, Q at Astoria Blvd.
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Titan Foods claims to be the largest Greek market in the U.S., and judging from the steady flow of serious food shoppers who trek to the store from around the city, it’s certainly among the busiest. In addition to an exhaustive selection of Greek, Bulgarian, Romanian, and American-made feta and countless tubs of glistening olives, shoppers can find full complements of grape leaves, dried herbs, pickled eggplant, Greek and Cretan honey, fruity Greek olive oil, and stacked jars of preserved kumquats, cherries, and citron. Cheeses such as tangy sheep kefalotiri (the heart of the classic noodle dish pastitsio) and vlahotyri (better known in flames, as saganaki, a Greek restaurant favorite), and prepared foods—bracing and garlicky skordalia, cool tzatziki, and rustic taramosalata—rank high in the shop’s many attractions. Pastry lovers head straight to Domna’s Bakery inside the store, where a packed case offers fried phyllo cylinders called touloubakia and custardy galaktobourecko, as well as nut-crusted, honey-rich baklava and cheese and spinach triangles (tiropita and spanikopita, respectively) for the savory fancier. It’s wise to know the Greek names of a few items—there are times when that’s the only language spoken.