It’s one of the most iconic pieces of New York City popular culture that has made its way from the diner counter to the big screen, and everywhere else in between.
Leslie Buck’s famous “Anthora” cup started as a gesture to New York City diner owners’ Greek heritage — and a smart way for the salesman to increase his sales.
Today, the cup has been turned into everything from wall art, to ceramic versions, t-shirts and toys.
Here are some great ideas to add the iconic “We are happy to serve you” Anthora cup into your life.
1. As art… buy a poster for your apartment or home.
2. Use it for cool Greek-inspired cocktails at your next gathering.
You can get a set of dishwasher-safe, ceramic versions here.
3. Sweetwater Social in New York City serves fun cocktails in them.
There are espresso-sized versions available too. Click here to see options.
4. Greekify your next large gathering.
If you’re having a bigger party such as a graduation or picnic, buy the actual disposable cups in bulk to add Greek flavor. You can get 100 authentic, disposable coffee cups with lids straight from Solo, the manufacturer.
5. They’ve even made the cup into a change purse.
6. You can also use the ceramic version for various decorative or household uses such as growing herbs or storing pencils.
7. Souvla restaurant in San Francisco serves Greek yogurt with various toppings in them. You can do the same at home.
8. It even comes as a sippy cup for your toddler.
9. Tricky Notes brand of notebooks even makes an Anthora version of their popular notebook.
10. You can add this comfy pillow to your living space.
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