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Loukoumades at Gre.co
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Where to Eat Loukoumades Around Boston

Crispy Greek-style doughnut holes are everywhere

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Loukoumades at Gre.co
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Loukoumades, Greece’s delicious take on doughnut holes, are becoming increasingly easy to find around the Boston area, thanks in part to the rise in fast-casual Mediterranean dining options.

The fried dough balls — crispy on the outside, light and airy on the inside — come with a variety of toppings, from honey to Nutella to crushed Oreo cookies.

Here’s where to find loukoumades in Boston and beyond. This map will be updated periodically when new options become available; hit up the tipline if you know of any that should be added.

Note: Map points are listed geographically from north to south, not ranked.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Daddy Jones

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525 Medford St
Somerville, MA
(617) 690-9095
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This full-service Magoun Square restaurant and bar has a menu that leans Greek, and there are loukoumades available ($6) with honey. Want more fried dough? Another dessert option is fried dough and Fluff. There’s also bougatsa (phyllo dough stuffed with cream). If weather permits, snag a seat on the pleasant patio, one of the nicest in the area.

Loukoumades at Daddy Jones
Loukoumades at Daddy Jones
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2. Opa Greek Yeeros

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378 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA
(617) 718-2900
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This cozy, fast-casual Davis Square restaurant serves loukoumades by the dozen ($9) with honey, cinnamon, and walnuts. Other dessert options include bougatsa, baklava, rice pudding, and Greek yogurt.

Loukoumades at Opa Greek Yeeros
Loukoumades at Opa Greek Yeeros
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3. Sarma

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249 Pearl St
Somerville, MA
(617) 764-4464
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Sarma — one of the best restaurants in the country — serves a simple dessert menu: choose ricotta loukoumades ($6) or Greek-style frozen yogurt ($6), or perhaps both, and choose from a variety of toppings ($3 each), including halva caramel, urfa hot fudge, and sour cherry sauce.

Loukoumades at Sarma
Loukoumades at Sarma
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4. Doretta Taverna & Raw Bar

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79 Park Plz
Boston, MA
(617) 422-0008
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Like ginger? Doretta, a full-service Back Bay restaurant, serves ginger loukoumades ($10) with candied walnuts and golden raisins. The dessert menu also includes chocolate yogurt with toasted pistachio and kumquat “spoon sweets”; galaktoboureko (semolina custard in phyllo) with dried fruit syrup; baklava with pistachio, honey, phyllo, and tangerine puree; and four flavors of Greek-inspired ice creams with butter crunch crumble.

Loukoumades at Doretta Taverna
Loukoumades at Doretta Taverna
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5. Gre.co

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225 Newbury St
Boston, MA
(617) 572-3300
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This fast-casual Back Bay spot boasts five versions of loukoumades ($5-$6.50): Classic, with Greek honey, walnuts, and cinnamon; Yaya’s, with hazelnut praline, Oreo cookies, and powdered sugar; Papou’s, with mastiha creme and pistachios; Tasos, with dark chocolate and coconut flakes; and Golpho, with caramel, almonds, and sea salt. Not into any of the combos? Choose your own from those available toppings.

Gre.co’s big sister in the Seaport District, the full-service restaurant Committee, has been known to serve loukoumades as well, although they’re not on the current menu. Keep an eye out in case they return in the future. They previously appeared as a somewhat savory version with manouri, kasseri, and feta cheeses along with a Greek honey-vyssino (sour cherry) glaze.

Yaya’s loukoumades at Gre.co
Yaya’s loukoumades at Gre.co
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6. Saloniki (two locations)

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4 Kilmarnock St
Boston, MA
(617) 266-0001
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With locations in Fenway and Cambridge’s Central Square, near MIT, fast-casual Saloniki — from the team behind Trade — serves up orders of loukoumades for $4. Choose honey, Nutella, or sour cherry as a topping. Other dessert options include Greek yogurt with a variety of toppings (try the lemon curd) and baklava crisps.

Loukoumades at Saloniki
Loukomades at Saloniki
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7. Filos Greek Taverna

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277 Main St
Northampton, MA
(413) 586-3456
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With a hefty menu full of Greek food plus plenty of brick oven pizzas, this BYOB Northampton restaurant serves a number of Greek desserts, including loukoumades ($7.75) with cinnamon, walnuts, and a honey-maple syrup. Also available: baklava, galaktobureko, Greek yogurt with rose petal jam, rizogalo (rice pudding), and ekmek kadayifi (custard and whipped cream pastry over shredded phyllo).

Loukoumades at Filos Greek Taverna
Loukoumades at Filos Greek Taverna
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8. The Feisty Greek

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38 Vanderbilt Ave
Norwood, MA
(781) 769-1982
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On the end of a strip mall in Norwood, you’ll find a cheery, spacious fast-casual restaurant serving up gyros and more. For dessert, there are loukoumades ($5.25) with honey, cinnamon, and walnuts. Baklava and rizogalo are also available.

Loukoumades at The Feisty Greek
Loukoumades at The Feisty Greek
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9. Estia Taverna and Bar

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26 Steeple St.
Mashpee, MA
(508) 539-4700
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This Cape restaurant features a bar, weekly live music, and coal-fired pizza in addition to plenty of Greek food. The loukoumades ($7) are soaked in honey and topped with walnuts and cinnamon. Also on the dessert menu: baklava, portokalopita (orange pita pastry pie), chocolate cake, and more.

Loukoumades at Estia
Loukoumades at Estia
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1. Daddy Jones

525 Medford St, Somerville, MA
Loukoumades at Daddy Jones
Loukoumades at Daddy Jones
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This full-service Magoun Square restaurant and bar has a menu that leans Greek, and there are loukoumades available ($6) with honey. Want more fried dough? Another dessert option is fried dough and Fluff. There’s also bougatsa (phyllo dough stuffed with cream). If weather permits, snag a seat on the pleasant patio, one of the nicest in the area.

525 Medford St
Somerville, MA

2. Opa Greek Yeeros

378 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA
Loukoumades at Opa Greek Yeeros
Loukoumades at Opa Greek Yeeros
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This cozy, fast-casual Davis Square restaurant serves loukoumades by the dozen ($9) with honey, cinnamon, and walnuts. Other dessert options include bougatsa, baklava, rice pudding, and Greek yogurt.

378 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA

3. Sarma

249 Pearl St, Somerville, MA
Loukoumades at Sarma
Loukoumades at Sarma
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Sarma — one of the best restaurants in the country — serves a simple dessert menu: choose ricotta loukoumades ($6) or Greek-style frozen yogurt ($6), or perhaps both, and choose from a variety of toppings ($3 each), including halva caramel, urfa hot fudge, and sour cherry sauce.

249 Pearl St
Somerville, MA

4. Doretta Taverna & Raw Bar

79 Park Plz, Boston, MA
Loukoumades at Doretta Taverna
Loukoumades at Doretta Taverna
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Like ginger? Doretta, a full-service Back Bay restaurant, serves ginger loukoumades ($10) with candied walnuts and golden raisins. The dessert menu also includes chocolate yogurt with toasted pistachio and kumquat “spoon sweets”; galaktoboureko (semolina custard in phyllo) with dried fruit syrup; baklava with pistachio, honey, phyllo, and tangerine puree; and four flavors of Greek-inspired ice creams with butter crunch crumble.

79 Park Plz
Boston, MA

5. Gre.co

225 Newbury St, Boston, MA
Yaya’s loukoumades at Gre.co
Yaya’s loukoumades at Gre.co
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This fast-casual Back Bay spot boasts five versions of loukoumades ($5-$6.50): Classic, with Greek honey, walnuts, and cinnamon; Yaya’s, with hazelnut praline, Oreo cookies, and powdered sugar; Papou’s, with mastiha creme and pistachios; Tasos, with dark chocolate and coconut flakes; and Golpho, with caramel, almonds, and sea salt. Not into any of the combos? Choose your own from those available toppings.

Gre.co’s big sister in the Seaport District, the full-service restaurant Committee, has been known to serve loukoumades as well, although they’re not on the current menu. Keep an eye out in case they return in the future. They previously appeared as a somewhat savory version with manouri, kasseri, and feta cheeses along with a Greek honey-vyssino (sour cherry) glaze.

225 Newbury St
Boston, MA

6. Saloniki (two locations)

4 Kilmarnock St, Boston, MA
Loukoumades at Saloniki
Loukomades at Saloniki
Ken Rivard for Saloniki

With locations in Fenway and Cambridge’s Central Square, near MIT, fast-casual Saloniki — from the team behind Trade — serves up orders of loukoumades for $4. Choose honey, Nutella, or sour cherry as a topping. Other dessert options include Greek yogurt with a variety of toppings (try the lemon curd) and baklava crisps.

4 Kilmarnock St
Boston, MA

7. Filos Greek Taverna

277 Main St, Northampton, MA
Loukoumades at Filos Greek Taverna
Loukoumades at Filos Greek Taverna
Yelp/Katie T.

With a hefty menu full of Greek food plus plenty of brick oven pizzas, this BYOB Northampton restaurant serves a number of Greek desserts, including loukoumades ($7.75) with cinnamon, walnuts, and a honey-maple syrup. Also available: baklava, galaktobureko, Greek yogurt with rose petal jam, rizogalo (rice pudding), and ekmek kadayifi (custard and whipped cream pastry over shredded phyllo).

277 Main St
Northampton, MA

8. The Feisty Greek

38 Vanderbilt Ave, Norwood, MA
Loukoumades at The Feisty Greek
Loukoumades at The Feisty Greek
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On the end of a strip mall in Norwood, you’ll find a cheery, spacious fast-casual restaurant serving up gyros and more. For dessert, there are loukoumades ($5.25) with honey, cinnamon, and walnuts. Baklava and rizogalo are also available.

38 Vanderbilt Ave
Norwood, MA

9. Estia Taverna and Bar

26 Steeple St., Mashpee, MA
Loukoumades at Estia
Loukoumades at Estia
Yelp/Tracey T.

This Cape restaurant features a bar, weekly live music, and coal-fired pizza in addition to plenty of Greek food. The loukoumades ($7) are soaked in honey and topped with walnuts and cinnamon. Also on the dessert menu: baklava, portokalopita (orange pita pastry pie), chocolate cake, and more.

26 Steeple St.
Mashpee, MA

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