If you think a gyro is just a quick bite to grab from a cart on the street as you race to get errands done on your lunch break, think again. Most gyro places buy their food ready-made, but Gyro World in New York uses only the finest fresh ingredients and traditional preparation techniques to make delicious, authentic Greek food in the store, including gyros.
Do you know your gyros? There’s more to them than meets the eye:
Chicago Style Gyros
When most New Yorkers think of a gyro, they’re probably envisioning a Chicago-style treat. These sandwiches are filled with patties made of a mixture of ground beef and lamb. The patties are seasoned on a vertical rotisserie, then served in a pita pocket, usually with tzatziki sauce for additional flavoring. Most Americans have only ever had this style of gyro as it’s served widely as convenience food across the country.
Authentic Greek Gyros
While delicious, the Americanized Chicago-style gyro is not what is typically served in the Old Country. In Greece, a gyro is made with pork rather than with beef or lamb. In the case of a Greek gyro, the pork is sliced thin and stacked in the rotisserie. Though the cooking style is similar, the flavors and textures of a Greek gyro are completely unique.
No matter which gyro you’d like to try, you’ll find them both at Gyro World. With two locations in Flushing and Ridgewood, you’re never far from fresh, authentic Greek cuisine served in a friendly atmosphere. Whether you’re looking for a convenient takeout service or a casual sit-down experience with family and friends, let Gyro World meet all of your needs. To find out more, check out the online menu for a mouthwatering glimpse of all your options.