Portland Hummus “Wars” Escalate!

 

Hummus Wars Heat-up!

Hummus Wars Heat-up!

I have written several posts about the “hummus wars” in SW PDX; it amuses me to see these two competing merchants go “at each other” and “up the ante” in various ways.

 Hummus Stop fired another shot across the bow of Baba Fresh this week with the start of an outdoor seating area in front of their shop. They (or the landlord) spent a bit of money digging up a parking place, putting down wood chips, and HS putting out some picnic tables for those not in a rush to take home their hummus and pita chips.

Baba Fresh has had outdoor seating for as long as I remember, and it’s a pleasant area, somewhat shaded, and lit in the evenings.
Well word comes from the neighborhood that the battle is about to bust wide open. Opening soon, in the parking lot of the nearby 7-11, Portland’s newest food cart, Baba Ghanoush Buggy, offering 31 flavors of Baba Ghanoush, and as a come-on, and a shaken fist towards the two hummus purveyors, Baba Ghanoush Buggy offers (wait for it) FREE hummus with every order.

What’s unique about Baba Ghanoush Buggy?  In an homage to Baskin-Robbins, the 31 flavors will be served from tubs reminiscent of ice cream parlors, and served on specially devised (patent pending) “pita cones”.

Yes, parents, now you have a healthy alternative to frozen confections for your children, the “Pita Cone”, crammed full of your choice of one, two, or three scoops of creative fusion (only in Portland!) Baba Ghanoush, is sure to please the kids palate, your pocketbook, and when you are fretting about your chillun’ not getting healthy-enough snacks!

I spoke with the owner of Baba Ghanoush Buggy, and he gave me some sample tastes  of some of the tantalizing flavors that await us, working hard to please the locavore mentality of Portland:  Columbia River Organic Salmon Baba Ghanoush, supplemented with flecks of our fabulous local salmon;   Summer IPA Baba Ghanoush, allthe complex flavors of one of our local microbrews, but without the alcohol mostly);  Bubble Gum Baba, for kids….of all ages; and for extra deliciousness, (and my personal favorite) try the Burger Baba, with select pieces of charbroiled medium rare organic beef from a small farm in the Cascades.
How will the competition react?  Will 7-11 install a hummus bar?  Will the nearby vegetarian restaurant start selling lamb kabobs?  Stay tuned.   We report. You guffaw.
(Editor’s Note: Thanks for reading; the bit about the Baba Ghanoush Buggy is a piece of satire…..as in entirely made-up).

 

“Winner” Declared in Hummus War

I have written a couple of times about these two guys slugging it out for hummus dominance in SW Portland.

I am declaring a “winner” based on having visited both establishments several times.

I am going with Baba Fresh.

For one primary reason only.  The Baba Fresh proprietor is a genuinely nice guy and always appreciates your business.

The guys at Hummus Stop in the same regard?  Not so nice.  A bit heavy-handed on the sales end, a bit pushy.

And while hospitality alone is enough to put Baba Fresh on top, one can’t ignore the primary reason for visiting one of these establishments – quality and taste of the food.

I am sure there are  many regional variations of preparing hummus and pita, but I prefer the products at Baba.  The hummus is smoother and creamier than Hummus Stop, and the pita prepared in the traditional manner that I am personally used to.

I was especially unhappy with the Hummus Stop’s pita chips, which is one of their signature items.  If you have ever been in the Southern US and eaten fresh crackling?  Hummus Stop’s chips remind me of that.  Thick, kinda tough, with an oily taste.

Not so hot.

When you are traveling out near PCC Sylvania, and are in the mood for a little bite, or a fancy coffee, I suggest you check out Baba Fresh.

Portland, Or – Hummus “Wars”

I am always reminded of this picture when I drive by a corner near my house – Pomona and SW Capitol Hwy.  For years, there was a lonely outpost of all foods Mediterranean – Baba Fresh – he’s a really nice guy, good food, and a manufacturer/distributor of hummus to local retailers and restaurants.

Some years later, along comes “The Hummus Stop“, not so much a purveyor of prepared foods, like his “competitor”, but selling a number of varieties of hummus, for which they have received some noted acclaim at local farmer’s markets, as well as a a boutique line of Mediterranean grocery items.

They have a large red and white sign outside the store, brightly lit, in a kind of ‘warbly’ stop sign style.

I don’t know if these guys know each other, are friendly, or not, but I was amused recently when the streetside sign changed from just saying “Baba Fresh – Mediterranean Grill, to (in very large letters):  “Baba Fresh, Kabob House and HUMMUS!”

Will one win or lose?  Doubtful they are even approaching it that way.  Baba Fresh has always been updating, and freshening, long before the Hummus Stop showed up.  Last  year he added an outside deck for dining.  This year, besides the sign, some festive lighting for the deck. 

He also added espresso and turkish coffees a few year ago when another across the street neighbor, Baristador’s Coffee, opened up.

We admire the owner of Baba Fresh, for always “trying”.  And we wish all of our neighbors success in business, always!

Portland, OR – The Hummus Stop

Hummus Stop

Hummus Stop

Well, this is a strange review. A non-review. For “The Hummus Stop” at Capitol Hwy and Pomona (across the street from an apparent, established competitor, Baba Fresh) is not open. Oh, they’ve been working on it. Since January, I believe. Neighbors in the strip mall said they hear H.S. would open July 4. Obviously not. The exterior signage went up this week, but peeking inside the door reveals not much in place except the conveyor oven from the two former Domino’s franchisees that occupied this space, and both folded. An auspicious (non) start for a new venture?

(Clucking his tongue). Well I said that about next door neighbor, Baristador’s, as well, when they had just opened. The took the space that another coffee shop had occupied, a ghost town of a coffee shop, with never any customers. I felt sorry for the Baristador’s guys, but boy, have they proven me wrong! They are alive, thriving, and expanding!

These people, these merchants, are my neighborhood “peeps”. I live close by, and frequently stop in (almost daily) at least one of the merchants. On this corner, we have 7-Eleven (go see Apu, a big fan of burgers), a Pho restaurant, a vegetarian Chinese place, Baba Fresh (Mediterranean, don’t let the lack of customers fool you, this guy is a huge wholesaler), a Subway (blech), a nice tail/tan place (say hi to Lee, she’s great!), the coffee shop, two dry cleaners, and an independent mini mart, Capitol Hill, which has a grand selection of low end wines, and multiple beer coolers, run by one of the nicest families you will ever meet).

But I am waiting for the opening of the Hummus Stop. On the surface, it would seem like a good idea to locate here, with Baba Fresh across the street, and another Middle Eastern type restaurant up across from the PCC entrance, in the same center as Walter Mitty’s. Why? Because we have a large section of Middle-Eastern origin people living in the immediate area, as well as a Mosque a couple blocks off Capitol. But oddly, I never see any of these people patronizing these ethno-centric businesses.

What can the Hummus Stop offer? Mrs. BDB opined maybe I should take a tiny pink spoon from home, as they might offer 31 flavors of hummus to try? Upon further investigation (online, as I never see anybody at the shop), it APPEARS this might be the effort of a Hillsboro company by the same name, who apparently has been selling such wares at Farmer’s markets for some time. (See this one review), which talks about his 16 flavors (not 31?!?!) of hummus, and other offerings.

How can he compete? Baba Fresh (previously reviewed) is pretty damned good, and the owner is very personable. You can catch him outside grilling lamb some days, and tho I’m not a lamb lover, his is very tasty. Mrs. BDB and I order a variety of his appetizers for take out on occasion, and dip and slurp the afternoon or evening away with chunks of fresh pita.

So Hummus Stop, where art thou? When will you open? And please, just for me, as long as you keep that Dominos conveyor oven, please whip up some of my favorite Turkish Pizzas?

Devanco Gyro Sandwich Kit Review

Devanco Gyro Kit Review

Devanco Gyro Sandwich Kit Review

As ubiquitous in Chicago as hot dogs or pizza, the gyro (however you choose to pronounce it, ”yero’, ‘jy-ro’, ‘geer-o’) is a sandwich of Greek origin consisting of vertically spit-roasted meat, cucumber sauce, onion, and tomato on a split or folded pita.

The name comes from the Greek word which means “turn” – a description of the meat roasting on the revolving vertical spit. The meat is thin sliced and placed into the folded pita with the condiments. The documented history of the sandwich dates back to the 19th century.

Chicago’s Devanco Foods is one of several large suppliers of gyro sandwich fixings; they supply to both restaurants and package in retail for purchase by consumers at groceries. The kits are “heat and eat” affairs, weighing in at one and a quarter pounds, and priced in the $6-7 range, for the smaller kit.

What’s Inside

The company makes two sizes of these kits. Contents in the smaller one include three pitas, 6 ounces of tzatziki (cucumber) sauce, and 8 ounces of gyro meat, which is beef, lamb, breadcrumbs, flavoring, and spices.  The kit is supposed to make three sandwiches, which comes out to about two bucks each, considerably less than restaurant pricing. Consumers may add tomatoes and onions to their sandwich, which they must supply from their home pantry.

The product is sold frozen (hard) and can be thawed overnight in the refrigerator. Or not. Further instructions allow for heating the thawed product in the microwave or in a skillet on a stovetop. The box further directs consumers to place ‘about’ 5 slices of meat in each sandwich. ( went with four), but was overly generous with the sauce.

Devanco Gyro Sandwich Kit Review

Assembled, prior to folding

Growing up in a small town in the Midwest, I wasn’t aware of gyros until the advent of adulthood, and later, when work took me to the Middle East, the variations became a favorite. The sandwiches were also quite plentiful when I lived in Paris, in the 10th, as our neighbors were primarily Turkish and there were a lot of shawarma/gyro shops in the neighborhood.

In addition to gyro fixings, Devanco makes other Chicago favorites, including Ditka’s Italian Beef (review), Italian Sausage, Barbecued Beef, frozen burgers from Chicago’s famous Billy Goat Tavern, and various types of Giardiniera, a pickled vegetable mix Chicagoans enjoy on hot dogs and other sandwiches.

As always, I went with stovetop prep, believing “slow and low” the key to success in the kitchen, most of the time.  I did add tomatoes and onions to my pita, which are not included.

Will you notice much of a difference between these heat and eat versions and ones you’d purchase at a shop?  Not really.  One exception would be at a shop you can ask for ‘crispy’ bits of meat, and some shops add lettuce, which I eschew on any sandwich. Devanco’s meat is tasty, they include an ample amount of cucumber sauce, and their pitas are about as good as any anywhere. Funny, near my old house in Portland there are some hummus shops, and the one that specializes in hummus has the worst pita and chips I’ve ever consumed anywhere.

Would I buy the kit again?  Absolutely!  Tasty food, great value.

Devanco Gyro Sandwich Kit Review

Included ingredients

 

Devanco Gyro Sandwich Kit Review

Devanco’s Suburban Chicago Factory

 

 

 

 

 

Devanco Gyro Sandwich Kit Review

Devanco Gyro Sandwich Kit Review

 

Stones Throw Brewing Review Little Rock AR

Stones Throw Brewing Review Little Rock

Stones Throw Brewing Review Little Rock AR

Stones Throw Brewing Review Little Rock ARMeh. Though I didn’t go for the beer, but I hear it gets high marks for a microbrewery. (What’s smaller than a microbrewery? A mini microbrewery?  Anyway, this place is pretty small, in a pleasant residential section of LIttle Rock.

Some friends wanted to meet there, so meet we did. They all ordered beers. I had a diet cola. I always have a diet cola. Or bottle watered. Do I have a drinking problem and purposely stay away?  Nope, never did.  But after I passed into adulthood, paying to consume something that was either going to make me sick or lose a day – seemed silly.  Still does.

Four persons.  Two ordered food.  One ordered the black bean burger, one a catfish strip basket with cole slaw and fries.  Bean burger came with spinach, onions, hummus, and mushrooms with a maple cayenne mustard on a vegan bun.

The joint wasn’t crowded and we were the only ones who ordered food.

Ten minutes. Twenty. Thirty.  I inquire of the (only) waitress.  “What, well I put that order in, let me check.”

She passed by the table a few minutes later with the news “He was just plating it, it will be out in a minute.”

Result?  It wasn’t.  “He” started on the order when she went back.  So at the 45 minute interval, out cames the food, prettily plated (well, in baskets), bean burger first bite – satisfactory.  Catfish first bite. “Does this look raw to you?”

It was.

Good lord, people own up to your mistakes.

And millenials? Speak up when you aren’t happy with goods or service. Expect better.

It was resolved by taking it off the bill.  Really?  That’s it?

Maybe the beer is good.

 

 

Stone's Throw Brewing Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Stones Throw Brewing Review Little Rock AR

Stones Throw Brewing Review Little Rock AR

Greek Islands Review, Lombard, IL

Greek Islands Review LombardGreeks began arriving in Chicago around the 1840s, mostly off ocean freighters where they worked as crew and captains.

Many originally settled in an area of the West Loop, and took up jobs operating food carts, until they saved or pooled their dough to open small cafes in the area now known as “Greektown.”

Around about 1971, the “Greek Islands” opened their Greektown location, and many credit the restaurant with introducing Saganaki (which at the time, my toddler called “cheese on fire”) and gyros to American diners.

The immense popularity of the Greek Islands (they import many of their ingredients from Greece) led them to open a second location, in the Western Suburb of Lombard, IL.

We hit it up the other night, were very well fed, very well taken care of by the waitstaff, and it was a great value –  four dinners with many appetizers and drinks for less than two C notes.

The restaurant has a lengthy appetizers menu, so I went all tapas for my dinner, and ordered a number of small plates (NOT TO SHARE, JUST FOR ME! LOL).

They were all great.  House made hummus, saganaki, the Greek pork sausage Loukaniko (which is made with a hint of citrus peel) and a plate of feta and olives. Accompanied by house baked fresh bread and/or pita.  Swell.  Other entrees at the table included the whole sea bass imported from Greece (server filets at the table), and the Mahi Mahi kabob.  Both were superb. Sides that come with the entrees could be improved a bit. The menu also gives you the option of “building your own combo” with two or more mains, which is nice.

Menu.  Greektown (Chicago) businesses and event calendar.

Greek Islands Review Lombard

Saganaki

Greek Islands Review Lombard

The Night’s Fresh Seafood Offerings

Greek Islands Review Lombard

Greek Pork Sausage

Greek Islands Review Lombard

Feta and Olive Plate

Greek Islands Review Lombard

Downtown Exterior

Greek Islands Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
Greek Islands Review

 



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Free Veterans Day Meals 2015

Veterans Day Free Meals 2015

Veteran’s Day is officially Wednesday, November 11, 2015.

2015 Free Meals

(These deals are at participating locations; strongly suggest you call ahead to double check and ask whether military ID is required!)

Applebee’s
At participating Applebee’s on 11-11-2015, Veterans and Active Duty Military can select a free meal from a limited menu for Veteran’s Day. Provide proof of service required.

Bar Louie Free Lunch or Dinner
On Wed., Nov. 11th, 2015 every Bar Louie location across the country will offer veterans and military personnel a free meal up to a $12 value when they show valid military I.D. or other proof of service.

Buffalo Cafe Free Meal

Another place to eat free this Veterans Day is Buffalo’s Cafe, located in three US states.

California Pizza Kitchen Free Meal

Stop by a participating on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 to choose a pizza, full size salad, or pasta from the special Veterans Day Menu when you dine-in.

Carrabba’s Free Appetizer
All active and retired veterans receive a free appetizer at participating locations on Monday, November 9th through Sunday, November 15th.

Cattleman’s Free Steak Dinner

Active, inactive, and retired military personnel can come into Cattlemens and get a free Small Sirloin Steak Dinner on Veterans Day.

Chili’s Free Meal

From special Vet’s menu

City Barbeque
One free half pound sandwich platter will be given to each veteran for either dine-in or carryout orders on 11-11-2015. At participating locations only.

Cotton Patch Free Meal
Free meals to veterans of Veterans Day.  Choice between a chicken fried steak or chicken fried sandwich.

Denny’s Free Grand Slam

On Wednesday, November 11th, all active, inactive and retired military personnel at all participating Denny’s restaurants nationwide will receive a free Build Your Own Grand Slam breakfast.

FATZ Cafe
FATZ Cafe salutes our Veterans and Active Military with a free entrée on Veterans Day. On Nov. 11 from 11 AM to close present your Military ID and enjoy a free world famous Calabash Chicken meal.

Fox & Hound Free Meal

Stop into a Fox & Hounds on Wednesday, November 11 for a free meal or beverage (up to a $10 value) for all veterans and active duty military.

Friendlys
Friendly’s is treating veterans and active military, with a valid military ID or honorable discharge card, to a free dine-in breakfast, lunch or dinner from select menus on Veteran’s Day, 11.11.15. The breakfast choice is their Big-Two-Do’s® array of breakfast options, and the lunch and dinner option is the All American Burger with fries and a beverage (soda, iced tea or hot beverage).

Golden Corral
On Wednesday November 11, 2015, Golden Corral offers a free sit-in “thank you” dinner for Military veterans, retirees, and active duty members.

Grub Burger Bar
Veterans, Retired Military, and Active Duty members with a military ID will receive 50% off of their meal, plus a free  Caramel Apple shake for Veterans day this year on Wed. 11/11/2015.

Hoss’s Family Steak & Sea House Free Meal
Hoss’s is serving up their “American Value” meals absolutely free for veterans on Wed., Nov. 11th, from 11 A.M. to 9 P.M. Valid I.D. is required

JJs Red Hots All You Can Eat

Both locations of JJ’s Red Hots in North Carolina are letting active duty military and veterans enjoy a free all-you-can-eat special all day long on Wednesday, November 11.

This Veterans Day free meal consists of an unlimited supply of hot dogs, sausages, sides, and non-alcoholic drinks.

Max & Erma’s Free Cheeseburger Combo Meal with Dessert
On Veterans Day, participating Max & Erma’s locations are celebrating veterans and active military personnel with a free three course combo.

McCormick and Schmick’s Free Entree
On Sunday, November 8th, 2015 enjoy a complimentary entree. All veterans must show official verification. Entrees must be enjoyed at the restaurant.

Mission BBQ
Veterans and active-duty military will get a free sandwich after the National Anthem at noon on Veterans Day.

Longhorn Steakhouse Free App
Receive a complimentary Texas Tonion appetizer and a non-alcoholic beverage on Nov. 11. Includes veterans and current service members.

Max & Ermas Free Meal

Free cheeseburger combo for dine in.

Mission BBQ Free Sandwiches

After a live performance of the National Anthem at noon on Veterans Day, November 11,Mission BBQ locations will be giving away free sandwiches to active-duty military and veterans.

MOD Pizza – Free pizza

In honor of Veterans Day, all MOD Pizza locations will be giving out free pizza or salad to veterans.

This free Veterans Day offer is valid on Wednesday, November 11 only

O’Charley’s Free Meal
On Monday, November 9th, all veterans and all active-duty military personnel will have their choice of one of nine meals on the O’Charley’s “$9.99er” menu. Options include O’Charley’s Famous Chicken Tenders & Twisted Chips, Cowboy Sirloin, Homestyle Chicken Pot Pie and Santa Fe Tilapia, among others.

Olive Garden Free Meal
On Wednesday, November 11, 2015 all veterans and military active duty will receive a free meal from a special menu including entrees, freshly baked garlic breadsticks and a choice of unlimited soup or salad.

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt

All veterans, retired and active-duty military personnel receive a free cup of froyo, up to 11 ounces, on Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11. To claim the offer, customers should provide proof of military service, such as a military ID card, uniform photo, honors, badges, or come dressed in their military uniform.

Outback Steakhouse Free Bloomin’ Onion® and a beverage
All active, retired military and veterans get a Free Bloomin’ Onion® and a beverage on Veterans Day. Must have valid identification. There is also a military discount of 15% off the total check from November 12th thru December 31st, 2015, valid for military members and their families.

Ponderosa and Bonanza Steakhouse – free buffet from 4P til Closing on Vets day.

Primanti Bros.
Veterans and active duty military get a free sandwich from 4 PM to close on 11/11/15.

Red Lobster Free App
Service members past and present receive a complimentary appetizer or dessert from a special menu. Proof of service required. Valid Monday, November 9 through Thursday, November 12, 2015.

Red Robin Free Burger & Fries

Veterans and active duty military can stop into Red Robin on Tuesday, November 11 to get a free Red’s Tavern Double burger and Bottomless Steak Fries

Sammys Woodfired Pizza and Grill

On Wednesday, November 11, Woodfired Pizza & Grill is celebrating Veterans Day by offering veterans and active service members one of two free selections.

With a valid military ID, you have the choice between hummus served with grilled herb flatbread or garlic cheese bread.

Sheetz Free Sandwich

Sheetz convenience store locationswill be giving veterans and active military members a free lunch on Wednesday, November 11.

The Veterans Day free meal will include a 6 inch turkey sub and a fountain drink. 

Shoney’s Offers Free All-American Burger
Shoney’s says ‘Thank You’ to America’s heroes by offering a Shoney’s All-American Burger and fries to all Veterans and Active Duty Military members on Veterans Day, 11 November 2015.

Tijuana Flats
Veterans and active-duty military eat free on Veterans Day.

Tubby’s Free Sub

Veterans and active duty military members can get a free small Grilled Steak N’ Cheese or Tubby’s Famous Sub 

Village Inn Free Breakfast
All who have served get a free breakfast on Veterans Day. Choose between Buttermilk Pancakes, three slices of French Toast or a Belgian Waffle. Village Inn is also thanking veterans with a “Thank You for Your Service Card”, which is a 20% discount off the total bill for the next time they visit a Village Inn.

Ponderosa and Bonanza Steakhouse – free buffet from 4P til Closing on Vets day.

Wienerschnitzel – Free chili dog and small Pepsi on Vets day.

 

More locations and benefits can be found at:

 http://militarybenefits.info/veterans-day-discounts-sales-deals-free-meals/#ixzz3pIcB8zhP

http://freebies.about.com/od/freefood/tp/veterans-day-free-meals.04.htm

Free Veterans Day Meals 2015

Mini Review – United Airlines Catering

$9.00. Only plastic money  accepted.  Pretty good taste, pretty bad value. No idea who packs this for United.

Contents

Mediterranean Snacks® Sea Salt Lentil Crackers
La Panzanella® Rosemary Crackers
Hummus
Rondelé® Peppercorn Parmesan Cheese Spread
Roasted Red Pepper Bruschetta
Olives
Natural Almonds
Brookside® Dark Chocolate with Fruit Flavor

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United Airlines Catering

Devanco Gyro Kit Review

Devanco Gyro KitThe gyro (however you choose to pronounce it, ”yero’, ‘jy-ro’, ‘geer-o’) is a sandwich of Greek origin consisting of vertically spit roasted meat, cucumber sauce, onion and tomato on a split or folded pita.  The name comes from the Greek word which means “turn” – a description of the meat roasting on the revolving vertical spit. The meat is thin sliced and placed into the folded pita  with the condiments. Documented history of the sandwich dates back to the 19th century.

Chicago’s Devanco Foods is one of several large suppliers of gyro sandwich fixings; they supply to both restaurants and package in retail for purchase by consumers at groceries.  The kits are “heat and eat” affairs, weighing in at about two and a half pounds, and priced in the $8-$9 range.  Contents include six pitas, 10 ounces of tzatziki (cucumber) sauce, and a pound of gyro meat, which is beef, lamb, breadcrumbs, flavoring and spices.  The kit is supposed to make six sandwiches, which comes out to about a buck and a half each, considerably less than restaurant pricing. Consumers may add tomatoes and onions to their sandwich, which they must supply from their home pantry.

The product is sold frozen (hard) and instructions recommend thawing the ingredients overnight in the refrigerator. Further instructions allow for heating the thawed product in the microwave or in a skillet on a stove top.  The box further directs consumers to place ‘about’ 5 slices of meat in each sandwich.

Growing up in a small town in the Midwest, I wasn’t aware of gyros until the advent of adulthood, and later, when work took me to the Middle East, the variations became a favorite. The sandwiches were also quite plentiful when I lived in Paris, in the 10th, as our neighbors were primarily Turkish and there were a lot of shawarma/gyro shops in the neighborhood.

In addition to gyro fixings, Devanco makes other Chicago favorites, including Ditka’s Italian Beef (review), various types of Giardiniera, a pickled vegetable mix Chicagoans enjoy on hot dogs and other sandwiches.

As always, I went with stove top prep, believing “slow and low” the key to success in the kitchen, most of the time.  I did add tomatoes and onions to my pita.

Will you notice much of a difference between these heat and eat versions and ones you’d purchase at a shop?  Not really.  One exception would be at a shop you can ask for ‘crispy’ bits of meat, and some shops add lettuce, which I eschew on any sandwich. Devanco’s meat is tasty, they include an ample amount of cucumber sauce, and their pitas are about as good as any anywhere. Funny, near my old  house in Portland there are some hummus shops, and the one that specializes in hummus has the worst pita and chips I’ve ever consumed anywhere.

Would I buy the kit again?  Absolutely!  Tasty food, great value.

Devanco Gyro Kit Review

Frozen components

Devanco Gyro Kit Review

Thawed meat

 

Devanco Gyro Kit Review

Assembled, ready to eat!

Devanco Gyro Kit Review

Packaging

 

Devanco Gyro Kit

 

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