I love Greek and Mediterranean food and I love food trucks so when I saw there was a truck that combined the two I was happy to try it out. Souvlaki Stop started serving DC in May of 2012. I do not know what took me a year to go and try them but when I saw they were going to be at the park by my office I walked over there to give them a taste. Souvlaki Stop specializes in Greek food. They have gyro style sandwiches, Greek salads, a burger, and traditional Greek sides of grape leaves, Greek potatoes topped with feta cheese and oregano, and Baklava. The gyros come with your choice of chicken, lamb, or beef and are topped with lettuce, tomato, red onions, feta cheese, and homemade Tzatiki sauce. They also have a veggie gyro that comes with Greek potatoes, lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, cucumbers, kalamata olives, and feta cheese. The salad can be topped with chicken or lamb and comes with cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions, pepperchini, kalamata olives, feta cheese, oregano and either Tzatiki sauce or Greek dressing. The burger is a beef burger served on a pita with lettuce, tomato, red onion, feta cheese, and Tzatiki sauce. You can also get any sandwich as a combo with one side and a 12oz soda.
I went with the chicken gyro and while I was tempted to get a combo to try the grape leaves, I tried to be good and just went with the sandwich. The sandwich was a good size and stuffed with the chicken and toppings. The pita was warm and soft which I really liked. The homemade Tzatiki sauce was nice and tangy from the Greek yogurt and the feta cheese mixed nicely with it. The chicken had good flavoring and a nice grilled taste. The lettuce was fresh romaine and the tomato was nice and bright red. I really enjoyed the gyro but my only criticism would be that I would have liked the sauce to be throughout the gyro and not just plopped on top. I found myself smearing the sauce down into the gyro and it got a little messy. Overall I would definitely go back to this truck to try a salad since the veggies on the sandwich were so fresh and I could tell that the people ahead of me who got salads also had really fresh ingredients. The wait was not too long, less than 10 minutes, and the staff was very helpful. You can find Souvlaki Stop on Facebook and Twitter to see when they are going to be near you.