Lunch Today: Horiatiki Salad from Souvlaki GR

Lunch Today

Lunchtime adventures from the Serious Eats editors.


[Photograph: Shell Tu]

Now that our office is an easy 15-ish minute walk from Souvlaki GR in the Lower East Side, the souvlaki consumption in my life will increase exponentially, no doubt. But when I stopped in recently, I felt like going the deconstructed souvlaki route with the Horiatiki Salad ($7). It's the familiar Greek salad comprised of chopped tomatoes, cukes, red onions, salty feta, and oil-juicy kalamata olives, served with pillowy, warm pita on the side, the same starchy jacket that rolls up the souvlaki. You can add a souvlaki's worth of their charcoal-grilled meat, chicken or pork, for $2 to sit atop the salad. If you're in the mood for 'vlaki multiplied by more vegetables and a fork, this is the way to go.

Souvlaki GR might become more of a popular dinner hang, too, with their recent acquisition of a liquor license (!). Look forward to beers like Saranac and Lake Placid's Ubu Ale.

Souvlaki GR

116 Stanton Street, New York NY 10002 (map) 212-777-0116