A Sandwich a Day: Souvlaki at Souvlaki House in Downtown Brooklyn

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.

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[Photograph: Max Falkowitz]

I'm afraid that if I worked near Souvlaki House in Downtown Brooklyn I'd be there all the time. It's as classic as gruff, old school Greek diners/luncheonettes get, and the places oozes charm and the promise of a very cheap, very dependable meal. The namesake Souvlaki Pita ($5) is exactly what you think it is and exactly what you want it to be: peppery tender pork with a bit of bite, sliced tomato, loads of iceberg lettuce, and a heavy helping of white sauce that's mostly mayonnaise. The pita's actually a lot lighter than you think thanks to all that iceberg crunch. Think of it this way: if you work in the area, you can do far, far worse for your lunch. Beef up your order with a side of fries: hardly exemplary, but thin, crisp, and beautifully golden.

Souvlaki House

158 Lawrence St, Brooklyn 11201 (map) 718-852-0443