There’s a new trend in town, and it’s Greek. For years, Londoners have struggled to find decent Greek food but recently we’ve seen many new openings, particularly at the street food level, in the form of souvlaki.
These grilled meat skewers are eaten everywhere in Greece, and we recently enjoyed scoffing some on the streets of Athens, where they’re consumed at all times of the day or night by anyone and everyone.
The name souvlaki comes from a medieval word meaning skewer. Soft pitta bread (completely different to the horrible hard flappy things we get here) is wrapped around the cooked meat (usually pork, chicken or lamb) with salads and sauces like the cooling, yoghurt-based tzatziki.
Read more and check out the related spots to eat Greek souvlaki in London @ http://londonist.com/2016/03/scoff-it-like-it-s-hot-souvlaki!