We have stopped in at Sophia’s Greek Pantry North three times in recent weeks, with happy results so far. This location is a sister shop to the original in Belmont. Sophia’s housemade creamy and tangy yogurt, made from sheep’s and goat’s milk, is what originally drew me in.
While I was writing this, I found a helpful post on Serious Eats about what makes Sophia’s yogurt so good: https://www.seriouseats.com/2011/09/sophias-awesome-greek-yogurt-belmont-ma.html
Yet there is so much more on offer in this sparkling neighborhood gem. This shop is packed to the ceiling with Greek foods—both freshly prepared and packaged staples—of all kinds.
Saturday’s haul included a pound of that sensational yogurt, imported feta, lamb and beef meatballs, stuffed cabbage, red pepper hummus, grape leaves, pita chips, a bottle of Greek wine, a chocolate mousse dessert (yay), and a praline cream dessert (meh).
On a previous outing we purchased a bottle of olive oil made from the family’s olives back in Greece. You can ask to taste before you buy.
Lots still left to explore on future visits. To name a few things: We haven’t yet gotten around to trying their fresh loukaniko sausage, olives from the olive bar, or the good-looking savory pies in the warming cabinet at the front of the shop.