Out of many food trucks at the Vendys, Souvlaki GR made a real lasting impression and I’ve been wanting to come back.
Within the past month, they opened up a brick & mortar location on the Lower East Side and I stopped in for dinner a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, I became vegetarian for lent, so I had to forego the souvlaki and went with the Greek fries. They came out pretty quickly (not complaining)! Fries were cooked well and topped with feta, oregano, salt, and pepper. Damn, were they good!
I started to feel a little sluggish towards the end and went with a frappe. I’ve always heard Greek coffee is strong and I learned that quick. The waitress brought out the frappe and I took that down within 15 minutes. She laughed at me but also gave me a jaw dropping look. She then said, “You’re supposed to finish that within an hour or hour and a half!” Yikes. I started to shake soon after. Totally worth it though, that frappe kept me up for LCD Soundsystem’s second to last show at T5!
Since they just opened, there were some things that weren’t available yet. The owner (?) told me that they should have four Greek beers on tap within the next couple weeks. Also, they have loukomades on the menu! Not ready when I went, but soon! The only time I’ve ever had these was at a Greek church festival in the Lehigh Valley. They’re incredible, deep fried honey balls! Not many Greek restaurants serve loukomades too, so definitely try this when they offer it! The owner told me he didn’t want to serve the loukomades until they were perfect! Totally understand. I hope to be back to try them! The loukomades and Greek beer might be available now! Go get some!
116 Stanton Street
New York, NY