If you’re struggling to decide what to eat, try some Greek cuisine. Indulge yourself in a hearty gyro or nibble on meze. It’s fresh and delicious, plus a Mediterranean diet is only gaining points for our well-being. Here are our 10 best Greek restaurant picks that will make you want to break a plate and shout “OPA!”
Ever heard of a Greek version of Chipotle? Well, Saloniki Greek is exactly that. This fast-casual eatery, located in the heart of Fenway, gives you the option of building a grain bowl, pita, or salad or choosing from the restaurant’s own creations. So get in line and pick your fancy as the pita cooks and rises on the griddle right in front of you for that extra personal touch. The “Herc with Pork Shoulder and Spicy Whipped Feta” is not one to miss. Pair this with one of their beers on tap and skip the footlong frank at the next Red Sox game.
Located in a strip mall-like structure filled with restaurants in an area quickly becoming high-rise central, Gyro City is a staple of the Fenway area. This tight, quick-serve, no-frills locale holds only a long counter and a handful of tables where diners can sit and offers authentic gyros made to order filled with rotisserie meat, fries, tzatziki sauce, and onions, all rolled into one. Portions are large with affordable prices, so head on over with a relatively empty stomach.
Located at the intersection where the Financial District meets Faneuil Hall, ZO combines fast food with homemade goodness. It’s a small establishment—with not enough tables to seat its bustling lunch crowd—that is a great spot to grab yourself a gyro and soup. ZO is only open for a few hours a day during the week, so plan ahead to avoid missing the chance to fill yourself with a freshly made meal that even a yiayia (Greek grandmother) would be proud of.
If you’re just looking for a satisfying Greek meal, try the Greek Corner Restaurant. It’s nothing fancy, not all organic, not cheap or expensive—it’s just a solid Greek restaurant with generous portions well worth the price in the Greater Boston area. The sampler appetizer for two is a must-try. It includes dolmadakia gialantzi (grape leaves stuffed with spices and herbs), hummus and tabbouleh, spinach pie, and more. The moussaka with rice pilaf is another must try. Greek Corner Restaurant offers a number of vegetarian options as well.
A longtime favorite of the Greater Boston area, Esperia Grill has a vast menu that doesn’t stray from the classics. From $4 bowls of soup to a $5 homemade spread, it’s affordable and authentic. One of their most popular dishes is avgolemono—soup with egg, lemon, and rice that is similar to the consistency of porridge. If you’re in the mood for a quintessential Greek meal, this is the place for you.
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