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The Ancient Roots of Greek Souvlaki, the World’s First Fast Food

Many would think that souvlaki is a type of street food originating from the many years of Ottoman rule in Greece, but this is not true.

Gyro Eating Contest Returns at Chicago’s Greektown Festival

The popular Gyro Eating Contest returns to Chicago on the third and final day of Taste of Greektown festival, Sunday 28 August at 6 p.m.

Price of Souvlaki Skyrockets in Greece

As the cost of everyday necessities such as gas and groceries has gone up due to the war in Ukraine, the price of souvlaki, a staple of Greek cuisine, has also reached record highs. The stunning price of souvlaki has...

Grecian Delight/Kronos Foods Sells Distribution Business in the US

Grecian Delight/Kronos Foods, a leading provider of authentic Mediterranean Foods in the US, announced on Wednesday that it sold its distribution business for an undisclosed amount to Christ Panos Foods, a family-owned broadline foodservice distributor located in Itasca, Illinois. "This...

The Ancient Roots of Greek Souvlaki, the World’s First Fast Food

Many would think that souvlaki is a type of street food originating from the many years of Ottoman rule in Greece, but this is not true.

Gyros: The History Behind the Famous Greek Delicacy

Gyros; one word, an endless variety of taste. Greece's most popular fast food delicacy, gyros (with the correct pronunciation being ''yee-ros'') are something that you cannot easily forget after a visit to Greece. The name literally means ''round" or "loop'' and many...

Gyros to Attain EU Certification, Recognition as a Greek Food Item

Gyros, one of Greece's most recognized food specialties, is officially recognized as being Greek and its a ministerial signature away from attaining Traditional Specialties Guaranteed (TSG) status, based on European Union regulations. The Ministry of Agriculture and Food has fast-tracked the...

Relief for Greeks: ‘The EU is Not Banning Gyros or Kebab’

The European Commission has denied reports it plans to ban gyros and kebab. A spokesperson reacted to the media reports on the use of phosphates in food and told New Europe: “Let us be clear. The EU is not banning...

Greek Gyros in Jeopardy after Potential EU Kebab Ban

The gyros, the most popular fast-food delicacy of Greeks around the world, may be in danger after an EU Parliament vote to ban phosphate in frozen kebab meat. The European Union's legislature is moving to ban the phosphates used in...

In Search of the Biggest Gyros Pita in Greece

Bigger is better, especially when it comes to a warm, tasty pita filled with succulent meat with all the trimmings.  We are talking, of course, about grills that serve the largest gyros pita in Greece.  Or pitogyro as many...