When you think of Greek food, images of greasy gyros and honey-sweet baklava are probably the first that come to mind. But like all food in SF, Greek is getting a makeover. The health-conscious Souvla has taken three popular neighborhoods by storm (The Mission, Hayes Valley, and Divisadero), offering a streamlined menu of salads, sandwiches, and let’s not forget: Greek frozen yogurt.
With homemade dressings (Harissa or Minted Greek Yogurt) visitors choose between the pork, chicken, lamb, or veggie entrees. The only decision left is whether to enjoy it in a bowl over greens, or as a sandwich. Sides like traditional egg-lemon soup, garlicky Greek fries, and salad make it easy to decide just how much you’re willing to cheat.
This hyper-local chain has the perfect interior for everything from date night to a post-gym meal. Keeping in tradition, the rotisserie-style chicken and savory lamb turn on a spit (in a glass case, of course) beside stocked wine shelves. It’s truly mesmerizing.
And hey, enjoy a glass of chilled rosé while you wait for your meal, or nom some olive oil and sea salt froyo on the patio (we won’t tell).