Best Gyros In Washington, D.C.

February 18, 2015 8:00 AM

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There’s nothing quite as delicious as a gyro. Slices of spiced meat mixed with lettuce, tomatoes and tasty tzatziki sauce is sure to make anyone’s mouth water. Check out this list of the best gyros in DC and enjoy one of these tasty treats today.

Yamas Mediterranean Grill
1946 New Hampshire Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 332-1946
www.yamasgrill.net

Tasty gyros await at the Yamas Mediterranean Grill. Greek for “to our health,” Yamas provides locally sourced fruits and vegetables, organic olive oil and naturally raised, antibiotic-free meats. Enjoy signature dishes like the Yamas Gyro Platter, which features slices of gyro over rice or orzo pilaf served with tzatziki and tomato sauce. Or try the Gyro Pita Pocket, which includes pita bread, lettuce, tomato, onion and dip plus two extra toppings of your choice. Yamas Mediterranean Grill also offers other traditional Greek dishes like souvlaki, falafel and spanakopita.

The Greek Spot
2017 11th St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 265-3118
www.greekspotdc.com

Hit the spot with an order of gyros from The Greek Spot. Delicious gyro meals include the Gyro on Pita, which includes slices of spicy meat plus feta sauce, tomato, onion and parsley, and the Gyro Platter, which features gyro, a Greek salad, orzo pasta, pita bread and tzatziki sauce. Add gyro meat to your salad or enjoy a Veggie Gyro on Pita, which includes seasoned soy steak strips, feta sauce, tomato, onion and parsley. Other Greek meals offered at the Greek Spot include moussaka and Athenian chicken.

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Zorba’s Café
1612 20th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 387-8555
www.zorbascafe.com

Reminiscent of Dancing Zorba’s in “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” Zorba’s Café offers a cozy dining atmosphere and plenty of delicious Greek dishes. Order the Yero Plate, which includes sliced gyro meat served atop pita bread with tzatziki sauce and fries. Or, try the Zorba’s Combination, which includes slices of gyro meat, souvlaki and kefte served over rice and with a side of pita bread, hummus and two dolmathakia, or stuffed grape leaves. Other dishes available include shish kebab, traditional Greek sausage and vegetarian options.

Astor Mediterranean
1829 Columbia Rd. NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 745-7495
www.astorfoods.com

Feel like you’re in the middle of Greece while enjoying a delicious gyro meal at the Astor Mediterranean. Enjoy the traditional Gyro sandwich, which features gyro, feta, tomato, cucumber, red onion and cilantro all wrapped in pita bread. Or enjoy a Gyro Pizza, which includes gyro, spinach, Kalamata olives, pepperoncini, fresh garlic, tomatoes, mozzarella, feta and tomato sauce. Astor Mediterranean also offers a Greek salad with the choice to add gyro meat to make it extra tasty. Stay for dessert and enjoy some baklava or rice pudding.

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GRK Fresh Greek
1140 19th St. NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 813-3726
www.grkfresh.com

Enjoy slow roasted meats, homemade pita bread and locally sourced vegetables at GRK Fresh Greek. Create the gyro meal of your dreams with your choice of pita bread or platter-style plus sauce and sides. Or add gyro meat to one of three delicious salads, like the kale salad which includes kale and romaine lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, black-eyed peas, feta cheese and an authentic Greek dressing. Enjoy delicious side items like the Tzatziki Sampler or the Aegean Slaw. Top it all off with Greek yogurt, an authentic dessert straight from Greece.

Susan Diranian is a freelance writer living in Ashburn, VA. She is covering Travel & Outdoors. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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