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Move Greek on the Street to the Top of Your List

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The lines were long, the heat was mild, and the night was just right for some Greek. We had plenty of time to choose from the menu, change our minds, and change them back. We didn’t want to deal to much with forks and the like, so we went with #4 Chicken Souvlaki Wrap ($7), #6 Traditional Gyro ($8) and #3 Spanakoita ($8).

Wow, I could go for a gyro as we speak. In the street food mecca that is Food Truck Tuesday, simple Greek food may fall to the bottom of the list thanks to hipper, newer concepts. It’s possible you’ll find yourself walking right past, but if you get too close, the smell will pull you in. This is not a truck to pass up. The hero? The gyro.

Greek on the Street Food Truck is from SerAfiM’s, a Greek restaurant in Niagara Falls (2298 River Road, Wheatfield, NY 14304). As we ordered, the trucker (does anyone have a word for the person taking your order in a food truck?) poetically corrected our Americanized pronunciations of each item. Authentic Greek food, here we come!

The Chicken Souvlaki Wrap comes with lettuce, tomato, onion, feta and Greek dressing. It was big, fresh, and very tasty – better than many I’ve tried before. The wrap that encased the souvlaki was standard. This dish is perfect for eating while standing or double fisting a beer or second wrap. I’ve heard rumors that you can actually order the wraps in a pita if that’s your thing. Who doesn’t love a good pita?

Next we tried the Traditional Gyro, lamb with tomato, onion, feta, tzatziki and Greek dressing in a Greek pita. This was outstanding. The onion gives it a bit of a spicy kick, and the abundance of tzatziki and feta in every bite make it a winner. I could have eaten three by myself. (They’re not small.) If you’re only picking one thing off the truck, get this.

Lastly we tasted the Spanakopita. Never having had it before, we were unsure of what to expect, but it sounded promising. Bingo. The big piece of Greek pastry goodness accompanied a Greek salad in a carry out container. The Greek pie is savory and flakey, filled with chopped spinach and cheese and probably a few other things that take a back seat to those delicious flavors. Ours had quite a few buttery pastry layers on top. It was delicious. A fork is not required, but it seems like the easier, less messy option. Plus, you have to go that route to devour the salad anyway.

I wish I had a chance to try the Beef Souvlaki Wrap ($8) as well. Perhaps next time if I can pry myself away from the Gyro. I’m not positive, but this truck seems to be able to hold their own against the long lines better than some others. If you find yourself in a pickle after waiting in line on an item that’s been scratched from another trucks menu, head to Greek on the Street. I’ll bet they won’t disappoint.  Do yourself a favor, do not push Greek on the Street to the bottom of your list.

 

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