Authentic Greek restaurant spices up the scene on Main Street

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Josh White

Residents of Port Washington enjoy a light appetizer while awaiting their chicken and rice gyro which is carefully being made in the kitchen.

Jenna Hecht, Business Manger

 

Lately, Port Washington has been keeping it fresh in the restaurant game.  From Italian to Mexican and now Greek, many new restaurants have recently opened on Main Street.  If you are looking to try new foods, craving Mediterranean dishes made with fresh ingredients, or searching for a juicy feta burger with a side of fries, Yummy Gyro, located at 82 Main St., will satisfy all your needs.

Serving up Mediterranean cuisine, the restaurant offers a menu like no other. It offers “Pita of the Gods,” pita dishes named after the Greek gods Hades, Hercules, and Poseidon.  In addition, Yummy Gyro has cold appetizers such as hummus and seafood platters, spinach pies, beef and lamb burgers, and crispy fries.

For all you health nuts, Yummy Gyro offers many types of salads.  Their Greek salad contains romaine or iceberg lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, and crumbled feta cheese, served with vinaigrette dressing.

The gyro wrap, which has your choice of beef gyro or chicken gyro with tomatoes, sautéed onions, feta, olives, and tzatiki sauce, served with the famous Avgolemono Greek soup, is among many menu favorites.  Yummy Gyro also serves vegetarian pita sandwiches and falafel which is convenient for people with restrictions to meat in their diets.  To top it all off, the restaurant offers homemade baklava for dessert, a Greek dish made of Phyllo dough, nuts, butter, and sugar. The prices range from $5.95 for a burger to $21.95 for a lamb chop platter.  Although it has a $10 minimum fee for delivery, Yummy Gyro can easily become a part of your lunch or dinner.

“I really like the Avgolemono soup at Port Diner so I was a little skeptical to try the one at Yummy Gyro,” said junior Lyndsay Dalimonte.  “The soup was actually really good and I  plan on getting  it again.”

Yummy Gyro advertises its foods as high in monounsaturated fat, molecules that are proven to lower peoples’ risk of heart disease.  Every dish at Yummy Gyro is homemade with the freshest and healthiest ingredients, as well as with the restaurants’ love and care for a customer’s delicious culinary experience.

“Walking on Main Street you only see Japanese, Italian, Mexican, and American restaurants,” said owner of Yummy Gyro, Agusti Mendoza.  “I wanted to bring my Greek food to Port Washington, and bring something new and different to town.  I wanted to open a restaurant that people would enjoy.  And this is what I did. I hired the right staff and found the perfect location for Yummy Gyro.  I also have another chain in Williston Park, and I know that this new location has even more potential.  So far business is great!”

Open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Yummy Gyro serves authentic Greek food at reasonable prices.  Even if you are a picky eater, Yummy Gyro offers so many options that you are bound to find something you enjoy.  So order that Greek salad, chicken gyro, or other Mediterranean dish.  Order whatever you like; Yummy Gyro will satisfy you.