Monday, 19 December 2016

Greek On The Street

 AddressUnit 42-43 Boxpark Croydon
99 George Street. Croydon, London CR0 1LD

Greek on the Street is one of the many food outlets available at Boxpark Croydon. Don’t fancy hopping on a plane to the Greek islands but want to experience Greek street food in the heart of Croydon? Then be my guest, Greek on the Street serves up a great take on authentic Greek food using produce from both Greece and Cyprus as well as quality produce from the UK. Based on the Mediterranean diet - a diet which contains olive oil, vegetables and wholesome pulses, grains and lean protein.

The layout of the restaurant is in a shipping container, a roomy one being that. With loads of seating, the restaurant itself oozes a great Greek vibe with the painted blue decor and photos that adorned the walls - giving a nautical appeal. At Greek on the Street, you can expect dishes such as the classic Souvlaki wraps, feta cheese chips, Halloumi Skewer, Greek salads etc

The first time I attended Greek on the Street is when they were selling their infamous Souvlaki wraps for £1 on the opening day. That went off to a flying start. The shop was packed with queues and queues of people all standing in line to grab a £1 bargain. The wrap I went for was the Pork Belly one. which was served in a flatbread and consisted of chips, tomatoes, red onions and spices. It was divine and very filling, I was heavily satisfied. It originally sells for £4.95 so it was definitely a massive saving.

The second time I visited I went with my friend Ben. We opted for a feast to get a feel of the whole menu and share in a sort of tapas style lunch. So we ordered the following: - Loukaniko beef and pork Greek sausage, Halloumi, Skewer, lamb kofte, souvlaki wrap, chickpea and rocket salad and chips with feta.

Everything was cooked to perfection. My favourites were the Loukaniko (Greek sausage). The best way to describe it, is to compare it to the Spanish Chorizo sausage. It was served with a chilli dip, tomato and red pepper dip and lastly served with Greek flat bread. I've never had Halloumi before surprisingly and was pleasantly surprised by the taste and liked it. Although it is cheese it had a savoury take on it. It really worked on the skewer threaded with other vegetables and accompanying dips to match. The chickpea and rocket salad was very fresh and yummy. As simple of a dish, it was was very nice. Chips topped with crumbled feta cheese and seasoned with oregano really hit the spot. It was nice and devoured quickly.

For drinks, we opted for Epsa Ice Tea - Cranberry and Goji Berry. Very nice and subtle drink and perfect for washing down our food.

Greek on the Street is the perfect spot for lunch and dinner, great for sharing. I would highly recommend you visit if you are in Croydon, make it the first restaurant you try in Boxpark. The staff are super friendly. You can also order Greek on the Street via Deliveroo and curve your Greek cravings by a touch of a button.

* I was a guest at Greek On The Street (On my 2nd Visit) as always all opinions/thoughts are my own

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