Healthy it is not. But that’s not what vegetarianism is all about. Not all of the time, anyway. (Hello, cheesy tortillas!). Sometimes you’ve got to stuff chunks of fake meat into a just-grilled pita and smother it all with a chunky feta sauce. At least that’s what you should do at The Greek Spot, located just off the craziness of U Street NW.
The vegetarian gyro shuns actual vegetables for a soy-based, beef-like impostor that resembles strips of fajita steak but tastes generically meaty with an extremely soft texture. Not chewy. Not grainy. Just soft. But, pleasantly so. Still, the real prize here—the feta sauce—cloaks the mealy chunks of tomatoes and allows just enough room for the snap of raw onion, specked with a confetti of parsley.
For $6.50, this meatless wrap keeps you full for not all that much money. But, if you can spare an extra buck and change, the salt-and-peppered fries come out hot and crispy and taste even better dipped into that same feta sauce.
In order of appearance in the comments:
- Cork Market
- Cowgirl Creamery
- Busboys and Poets (sandwich 1) (sandwich 2)
- Taylor Gourmet (sandwich 1) (sandwich 2)
- Pret a Manger
- California Tortilla
- Jaleo (sandwich 1) (sandwich 2)
- Highland Cafe
Jimmy John’s Greek Spot
- Sticky Fingers
Earl’s Yum’s Super Taco
- Luna Grill
- Five Guys
- Everlasting Life
- Au Bon Pain
- Devon & Blakely
- Corner Bakery
- Black Squirrel
Photo by Stefanie Gans’s not so great iPhone 3GS