When diners from Flushing to Redwood are craving authentic Mediterranean food, they visit the nearest Gyro World location. This casual, comfortable Greek restaurant has become a Queens favorite thanks to their fresh ingredients and mouthwatering menu. Whether you’re in the mood for a hearty pork gyro or a sweet serving of baklava, you can count on Gyro World to serve up the area’s best homemade Greek food. Need catering for an office event or a place to throw a memorable surprise birthday party? Gyro World has you covered: Both locations offer neighborhood catering, and the Flushing location boasts a spacious dining area that can easily accommodate your guests.
Greece is famous for its rich history and contributions to modern civilizations throughout the world, so it should come as no surprise the history of Greek food is equally as exciting. Many of the country’s most famous dishes celebrate local ingredients and cooking techniques as well as those borrowed from Greece’s neighbors and historical trading partners.
Signature dishes and culinary staples ranging from dolmas to coffee and even everyone’s favorite yogurt originated during the Ottoman Turks’ 400-year rule over Greece. Many other famous Mediterranean ingredients like tomatoes, eggplant, and rice were actually brought to Greece from such far-flung places as the New World and the Middle East. Combining these culinary imports with local wild herbs like oregano and sage as well as locally caught fish and game allowed Greek cooks to develop the dishes diners throughout the world crave today.
Although modern Greek food relies on livestock, commercially caught seafood, and cultivated herbs rather than wild ingredients, the cooking techniques have changed very little over time. Meats are still braised with flavorful wines and vegetables to create scrumptious stews. Fish and vegetables are grilled and drizzled with rich olive oil for a light but filling meal. Even beloved sweets like baklava and pasteli, a candy made with honey and roasted sesame seeds, have roots in ancient Greek cooking.
The next time you have a hankering for freshly made Greek food and a friendly, casual atmosphere, visit Gyro World. Check out their website to learn about their menu and to find the location nearest to you.