Pan Hellenic Pastries Chicago

Pan Hellenic Pastries Chicago Offering the finest in Greek baked goods and pastries in Chicago since 1974.

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After 43 years in Chicago's famous Greektown on Halsted, we'll soon be offering our products for online purchase and nationwide delivery. Contact us for catering until then.

www.panhellenicpastrieschicago.comHello, to all you lovely people.  New website is live.  Contact us for Christmas and N...
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Hello, to all you lovely people. New website is live. Contact us for Christmas and New Years orders through the email address on the site. We'll be updating the ordering cut off date and delivery window in the coming days. Thank you to all for your continued interest.

After 43 years in Chicago's famous Greektown on Halsted, we'll soon be offering our products for online purchase and nationwide delivery. Contact us for catering until then.

Lots more to come

Lots more to come


First batch of cookies have arrived at the National Hellenic Museum. Thanks for all the calls. Please contact the museum for details and store hours. Products will be sold on a first come first served basis.


Season's Greetings to all! We are happy to announce that although we do not have a retail location at this time, we will be baking this holiday season. The National Hellenic Museum will retail our classic Christmas cookies and other select pastries starting on Tuesday, December 19th. We'll have more information for you in the coming days. Stay tuned and please share if you think someone may find this useful.


After 43 years we will be moving from our current location. Our last business day will be this Sunday, Mother's Day. Many longtime small, family owned businesses in Chicago have closed recently but this is not the case so we want to emphasize that this is not a goodbye.

We will be back at a new, better and bigger location continuing to offer the best in Greek baked goods and pastries. We will also be adding food items to our menu. This is something that we've wanted to do for a long time but we were restricted in our current space in this now run down building.

We're going to take the summer off while we develop our menu and start building our new business from the ground up. We need a bit of a rest so we'll be travelling but also taking classes, learning new recipes and methods in order to come back even better.

To close will be emotional for us, indeed. We've literally spent our lives at this address and poured our hearts in to our work but it has given us so much in return. We've cultivated the most amazing customer base. With the best taste in food! The relationships and friendships made in this little shop are so precious to us. To put it simply is to take a line from the Beatles song, "The End":
"And in the end
The love you take
Is equal to the love you make"

That's why we'll be back, because it's worth it and it's all that matters. We'll keep this page going and update it with news and information when we have it. Our phone number will be remain operational as will our email: [email protected]. We may also be available for catering and special events.

Thank you to all that have stood by us as they are too many to name. Again, this is not a farewell. With all our love and admiration we wish you a great spring and summer and we'll be back up and running be before you know it. Please share.

Helen, Athena, James and staff

Happy Easter to all. We're amazed that so many still make the effort to visit us for their holiday baked goods and pastr...

Happy Easter to all. We're amazed that so many still make the effort to visit us for their holiday baked goods and pastries even though we stand alone, almost abandoned, surrounded by empty storefronts. We really appreciate the effort you put in to visit. We hope we reciprocate according to expectations. We'll be open on Easter Sunday from 10am to 4pm with a full rack of fresh tsourekia available on a first come first served basis. Please share this post as many were disappointed that we ran out early today.


We just wanted to update our Easter weekend hours which are: today, Saturday, the 15th we'll be open until 6pm. Easter Sunday hours are 10am to 4pm. Also, we will not be taking more orders for pickup today or tomorrow. Last note, we are completely out of diples (Δίπλες) unfortunately. We can only make so many. Happy Easter to everyone and thanks as always for your support.


Easter for both western and eastern calendar Churches is the same day this year! We'll be double busy baking our famous tsoureki sweet breads, easter koulourakia and catering trays of spanakopita, moussaka, pastitsio and our popular loukaniko sausage. Place your orders early for easy in and out pick up OR shipping to anywhere in the US. Remember, temporary parking is readily available for our shop using our loading zone and our spaces behind the building accessed from Van Buren.

We've also received our shipment of Lambades (Easter Candles), that are hand decorated and each and every one is unique. Available for boys and girls, they're absolutely lovely.


Tomorrow is the beginning of the Orthodox Lenten Period. "Clean Monday" or Kathara Deutera marks the beginning of the 40 day period leading up to Easter. For those observing the fast and the holiday we'll be offering the traditonal Lagana bread, many olive oil based, non dairy sweets and savories and we'll introduce our version of taramosalata. Made with all our own ingredients, it features a salmon fish roe that is unprocessed. Doors open at 9 and the first breads should be ready then. Please share this post. Thank you! ΚΑΛΗ ΣΑΡΑΚΟΣΤΗ.


Vasilopita Update: Due to the volume of calls regarding our New Year's cake and breads, we recommend you give us a call and reserve one if your planning on coming in. We'll be churning them out all day but we can only make so many and would hate to turn anyone away empty handed. Remember we're making both the bread (tsoureki) version and the cognac cake version. Both are made with PLUGRA butter, fresh oranges, Metaxa, mastiha, mahlepi and all have a coin baked in. Enjoy your weekend everyone.


We've had many calls asking about availability of moussaka trays, full and medium size and Pastitsio trays. We'll be taking orders over the phone for pickup today and tomorrow. We can also bake them if you would prefer. This holds true for the spanakopita and tiropita app size trays.

And for those who are wondering, yes, we will be open on New Year's Day from 11 to 5 for walk ins and order pick ups.

We wish you all a happy and safe New Year's Eve and day!


We at Pan Hellenic Pastry Shop would like to wish each and every one of you and your families a merry Christmas and a happy holiday season. Health and happiness above all. Thank you all for your continuous support!


Wishing each and every one of you a happy and festive holiday season! Shipping for Christmas Eve delivery will end on Tuesday, December 20 at 4pm. That is the cutoff guaranteeing shipment by the weekend at the most competitive price. Please, give us a call to place your orders and give the gift of Melomakarona and Kourabiedes this Christmas season! Not a bad idea, right?


Happy December to all! We are gearing up for the holiday season here at Pan Hellenic. Keep us in mind to give your parties a Greek flair with pans of homemade Moussaka, Pastitsio, Spanakopita, Tiropita and our Orange Rind Loukaniko (sausage for those who are not familiar). This along with our wide array of traditional pastries and biscuits will make your contribution a success at any party. Give us a call and place your order.


Thanksgiving is upon us! It seems that Spanakopita and Tiropita have entered into the realm of traditional appetizers for this wonderful culinary holiday. We offer two versions: the appetizer size pies which come frozen in a tray of 24 (of course we can bake them for you) and the fuller catering tray version which is cut and serve. We offer a half pan which serves 12 to 16 and the full sheet which serves 25 to 30 people. Of course, it's all made in our kitchen here at the shop so consider them and our other products for your Thanksgiving Day dinner.

Frozen trays are usually on hand but due to high demand during the holiday season, please give us a call to reserve the version that works best for you! Ask us about our other ready to bake food options before we even get to talking about pastries.

Thanks to everyone for your support and from our family to yours: Happy Thanksgiving!


We sincerely hope everyone's Spring has gotten off to a wonderful start! We've been taking shipping orders for Orthodox Easter which falls on May 1st this year. We will be able to take shipping orders up until noon on April 27th. Keep us in mind for all your Easter and Holy Week needs. We have plenty of lenten pastries and baked goods available for those who are fasting along with traditional pastries, tsoureki and breads for your Easter celebration. Let us cater you event with our homemade Moussaka, Pastitsio, Orange Zest Sausage, Spanakopita and Tiropita. Various sizes and portions are available so stop inn or give us a call at 312.454.1886.


Tomorrow, March 14th is the beginning of the Eastern Orthodox Lent! ΚΑΘΑΡΟΔΕΥΤΕΡΑ is always marked by a meat and dairy fast. We'll be stocked with various lenten pastries including halva, melomakarona, paximadia, pasteli, karidopita and others. We'll also have the tradional lagana available from open till close. We hope to see you all!

Classic Koulourakia made with Plugra European butter along with fresh oranges, lemon zest and natural vanilla. The quali...

Classic Koulourakia made with Plugra European butter along with fresh oranges, lemon zest and natural vanilla. The quality of our ingredients is what sets us apart.


Both Vasilopita cake and tsoureki breads are available for your New Year's festivities! All are baked with a coin inside and well wishes are written on top in greek or english with our signature white chocolate. Call us to reserve.

Also we will be open on New Year's Day from 11 to 7.

From our family to yours, we wish each and every one of you and yours, a happy and healthy new year.


Just a reminder folks, we will be shipping out orders up until Tuesday, December 22. After that, it will be pick up only as we cannot guarantee delivery before Christmas. And if you are picking up, please reserve ahead by giving us a call. Remember, that street parking is difficult on Halsted but we have parking spaces directly behind our shop, with the car entrance/exit on Van Buren.


We are in full flow for the holiday season here at Pan Hellenic. Consider us to cater for your organization's holiday parties. Sweets and savories are available and custom catered to your needs. Also, remember that we ship nationwide so distance is never an issue. Give us a call and we'll be ready to help you.


We've had a lot of interest in larger party sized trays for Thanksgiving. Our full list is:

Moussaka (with or without meat)
Spanakopita (thin phyllo or country style thick phyllo).

We're also taking orders for our Kolokythopita (Greek style pumpkin pie with honey and raisins baked in thick hand made country phyllo) offered in various sizes.

Various tray and portion sizes are available so come in or give us a ring to place your order for Thanksgiving Eve!

We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and closing at 6pm Thanksgiving Eve.

We wish all of you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving. Thank you for your continued support!


Better late than never.... our moustalevria (grape must pudding) is ready to eat. It's our seasonal non dairy treat made from grape must. We have only a limited supply so when it's gone, it's gone. An authentic Greek delicacy. Come by and try!


We'd like to invite each and every one of you and yours for Taste of Greektown! It's happening on Halsted tomorrow the 22nd and Sunday, the 23rd. The weather should be great so come out for the street food, the music, the sights and of course, made to order Loukoumades and other fabulous baked goods here at Pan Hellenic!


Greeting to all! We are full steam ahead preparing your favorites for Eastern Orthodox Easter this week! Tsoureki, koulourakia, kourabiedes for example are abundant as are trays of moussaka, pastitsio, spanakopita/tiropita ready for you to bake. We have a large selection of custom made lambades for sale, red eggs will be available starting Wednesday and fresh bread starting Thursday. Please call and reserve your goods beforehand as we CANNOT guarantee availability. We are also shipping orders for Easter all the way thru Thursday. Give us a call and place your order!

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Tomorrow is the 23rd of February and the beginning of Lent on the eastern calendar. As always, we will be honoring "Katharodeutera" by baking traditonal lagana breads that will be available by 9am. We'll also have an array of lenten pastries including semolina halva, karidopita, melomakarona, pasteli, and baklava. The breads are baked throughout the day but go rather quickly so please call and reserve some!

Nothing says "I love you" like our Chocolate Stout Cake with Cream Cheese and Fresh Raspberry. They are heart shaped and...

Nothing says "I love you" like our Chocolate Stout Cake with Cream Cheese and Fresh Raspberry. They are heart shaped and just enough for two!


We were surprised and honored this weekend to learn that our Spanakopita is featured in the new book: "1,000 Foods To Eat Before You Die". It's written by acclaimed author Mimi Sheraton who served as the restaurant critic for the New York Times before focusing on cookbooks and travel guides. !!!!!!!!


322 S Halsted Street
Chicago, IL


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I haven't been back to Chicago in a few years and just learned that your bakery has closed. I just wanted to say that each time I came to Chicago, though I am not Greek I always stayed in Greektown and made my daily trips to Pan Hellenic for breakfast and always a trip before heading home to take home lots of delights from your store. If you guys ever start baking again, I'll be jumping aboard and ordering as much as I can!! Hope you are able to ship it to Ohio! :D I never thought I would enjoy sesame seed cake, until my first trip to the bakery when an elderly gentleman suggest I try it! It was fantastic! Thanks for so many great memories, treats and happy tummies.
The National Hellenic Museum will be closed Dec 24-Dec 26. Make sure you swing by today or Saturday for your Pan Hellenic Pastry Shop Christmas treats and the perfect stocking stuffer, an NHM Membership.
Will you new location be open in time for Christmas? New Year? Easter? My names Day?
Thank you to everyone who participated in our Baking Class yesterday. We enjoyed the new and old friends who came out to make traditional Greek cookies such as: Kourabiedes, Karidopita and Melomakarona! Thank you to Athena Manolakos from the Pan Hellenic Pastry Shop for making this event so successful.
Come learn how to make traditional Greek cookies with the Pan Hellenic Pastry Shop's Athena Manolakos such as: Kourabiedes, Karidopita and Melomakarona!
Hi, will you have pasxaliatiko tsoureki gia pedia?
Just had the pasteli (sesame bars). Excellent! Your dad would be proud. Thank you!
Everything I got yesteday was great! The Diples were the best I've had in a very long time !

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