This one’s for you on-the-go city slickers.
Masters of the Melbourne-style Greek souvlaki, Stalactites, is passing on its precious knowledge nuggets to a newly acclaimed sibling, Hella Good. A hand-me-down you'll actually appreciate.
Sticking to the Stalactites tradition, each bite comes from locally-sourced produce that's homemade, using the family’s 39-year-old recipes. And after dishing up over 10 million souvlakis (they've been counting), this Melbourne institution knows exactly what they’re doing.
Hugged by a warm pita, bread with crispy lettuce, tomato, onion and homemade tzatziki sauce, Hella Good's souvlaki selection is classically simple – Arnie (lamb), Kotter (chicken), Harvey (lamb and chicken) and Terry (veg). Alternative goodies include HSP, a naked souv, salads, dips and desserts, all made fresh in-house. You can even pick up a baklava finger pack or rice pudding for a cheeky $5.
The best part about this fun-kid sister is the low prices, generous portion sizes (special mention to the “small” chips) and ability to hold your souv in one hand when you’re on the go. Fast, fresh and tasty – this Elizabeth Street newbie really lives up to the name.
Image credit: Hella Good