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By Tom Clift
May 07, 2017
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Lukumades

A Peel Street eatery dedicated to Greek doughnuts.
By Tom Clift
May 07, 2017
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After a year of slinging their fried dough balls at markets and festivals around town, the operators of one of our favourite food trucks have cut the ribbon on their very first brick and mortar store.

Now trading on Peel Street just a stone's throw from Queen Vic Market, Lukumades specialises in hand-made Greek doughnuts, and oh boy are they something. You can get them served in the traditional fashion, with cinnamon and honey, or opt for something a little more extravagant. The Twix Fix pack, for example, comes smothered with melted chocolate, salted caramel, crushed Twix and vanilla bean gelato. And yes, Nutella also plays a prominent role on the menu, because some things never go out of style.

The shop itself was designed by Michelle Macarounas of Infinite Design Studio, who sought to blend modern sensibilities with a touch of tradition. "Through bringing old world Greek references into a modern light, we wanted to create a space that evoked memories for some but also transported those new to the experience," said Macarounas. The result of her efforts: a cozy space filled with plenty of natural light, with seating both indoors and in the alley around the corner.

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