You can easily mistaken yourself for being on a Cycladic island when walking past Souvlaki GR eateries on the Lower East Side and Midtown of Manhattan.
Fresh white walls, cobblestone sidewalks and doors painted a Grecian blue give you a sense that a little piece of the Aegean has hit the heart of New York.
Souvlaki GR was born, first as a food truck, roaming the streets of Manhattan and serving up traditional Greek street food. It quickly became popular amongst Greek New Yorkers and non- Greeks alike.
The family owned business then expanded by launching two restaurants, which literally have you feeling like you are strolling through a small side street of Mykonos, as soon as you enter the doors.
What is even better is the traditional dishes that are flavoursome, authentic and simple- including Avgolemono (egg chicken soup), Kolokithokeftedes (zucchini fritters), Horiatiki (Greek salad) and Tiganites patates (hand cut fries) with Feta and oregano.
Some of the most popular dishes also include Loukaniko (sausage), Befteki Gemisto (stuffed meatballs), Pipperies Gemistes (stuffed peppers), Souvlaki Pita and who can resist the delicious Loukoumades (honey donuts)- just to end your experience on a sweet note.
Oh and they also make luscious Lychee Martini’s and other mouthwatering drinks behind their ultra- Myconian style bar, so definitely have a look at the cocktail menu!
However, if it’s a quick bite that you are after, Souvlaki GR’s Truck can be found near Wall Street and Midtown all week and serves tasty souvlaki, fries and salads on the run.