The lack of Greek pastry shops in the Bay Area means that one cannot get some classic Greek deserts, such as a Bougatsa. Its a sweet, cinnamony custard wrapped in philo dough and topped with powdered sugar. Its was originally a peasant dish. Like all peasant dishes, today they are considered delicacies and are highly regarded and sought after.
This is a taste of Greece that one can only get in a heavily populated Greek area, such as Montreal, New York or Chicago.