Bahh, Oink, Cluck! It might sound like a farmyard when you hear people ordering at Greek Street Food, but that’s just all part of the fun.
What started as a humble food truck about three years ago, Greek Street Food is now a staple on Thornbury’s High Street, with plans for a second truck to join the fleet in the coming months.
Owner George Karanikos is a real family man, treating his staff and customers like family.
“The store on High Street has that same family vibe as the truck,” he says. “We wanted to bring fresh, clean and healthy Greek food to the public.”
You know the drill with Greek food - marinated meats, olives, pita bread, feta and a whole lot of tzatziki. GSF have it all down pat, and their kalamaki stix (that’s meat skewers just FYI) are some of the juiciest in town.
Lamb, chicken or pork—the meat is all marinated in-house, drizzled with olive oil and grilled to order. Vegetarians will probably stick to the falafel, but carnivores can get down and dirty with The Legend: a pita wrap loaded with three meat skewers, Greek salad, chips and house-made tzatziki dip. Do not attempt in skinny jeans.
And if you think top-quality meats are going to set you back a pretty penny, you’re outta luck. Most of GSF’s menu is under 10 bucks, so you can splash out and get that extra kalamaki stick (which, just quietly, will only set you back $4). We’re all for cheap eats, so that’s another box ticked.
These guys know how to make a good souva, right down to the last fat-cut potato chip that’s rolled inside. And whether you get one from their food truck or the High Street store, it’ll up your souva standards forever.
At the rate these guys are going, you won’t want to eat Greek food from anywhere else. Just don’t tell Yia Yia...
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