A Sandwich a Day: Mama's Gyro at Mama Gyro

A Sandwich a Day

A new sandwich every day.

In this great city of ours, one could eat a different sandwich every day of the year—so that's what we'll do. Here's A Sandwich a Day, our daily look at sandwiches around New York. Got a sandwich we should check out? Let us know. —The Mgmt.


[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Want the comforting familiarity of a Big Mac, but the exotic ingredients of a gyro? Mama Gyro's Mama Sauce is eerily similar to the beloved Special Sauce. Slather this mayo-ketchup mixture on Mama's Gyro ($4), a pita that comes stuffed with rotisserie chicken, French fries, onions, and tomatoes.

The creamy sauce moistens and flavors the mild, crisp-edged chicken, and it pairs well with the French fries stuffed into the soft, chewy pita. Though worth nothing: the tomato and onion could stand to have more flavor and crunch, and the large chunks of chicken more closely resembled souvlaki than thinly sliced gyro meat. But despite those flaws, this gyro makes a satisfying small lunch or mid-afternoon snack at a crazy cheap price.

Don't want your gyro to taste like a burger? You can order this gyro with tzatziki instead for a more Greek experience.

Mama Gyro

1113 Lexington Avenue, New York NY 10075 (map)

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