The last thing I was expecting to see was a new takeaway opening in the middle of a Coronavirus epidemic. But lo and behold, The Greek Pitta appeared delighting foodie fans across Luton.
Having lived in Luton for over ten years, I can’t recall having ever seen a Greek restaurant or takeaway (happy to be proved otherwise). So the addition of some authentic Greek street food is most certainly a welcome edition to the local food scene.
With little knowledge of whether the food was any good, I decided to go and check it out for myself….
Located in the (not so nice) part of Park Street, it’s easy to drive past without noticing the shop. It’s very small with just a few seats to eat-in, but none the less still super clean and modern.
On our first visit, the shop was already bustling with customers and you can watch the staff working non-stop creating seemingly delicious ‘gyros’.
If you’re unfamiliar with the term gyros, think authentic Greek pitta bread and flavoursome meats. It’s very street-food vibe. As gyros was such a huge part of the menu, we decided that it’s probably what The Greek Pitta does best and decided to give it a whirl.
Together we ordered the halloumi gyros and a chicken and lamb mix gyros, with a portion of chips to share.
So I guess you’re here to find out how it tasted?
One word. Amazing.
You can throw away any preconceived idea of a dry old pitta bread you’d usually find sold in a pack of 5. The gyros pitta is a thick but soft fluffy bread that makes the sandwich super easy to eat. There’s nothing worse than a pitta breaking to bits when you bite into it, but thankfully not this one.
The halloumi was delicious and the meat was fantastic and a decent quality. Both gyros were filled with salad and a generous drizzle of tzatziki (my absolute fave). But what makes the gyros so special here, is the handful of delicious chips that are inside. They are delightful, soft and fluffy and not at all greasy.
We ordered an extra portion but they certainly aren’t needed unless your super hungry!
TIP: You MUST, in fact I URGE you to ask for a chilli and garlic dip combination. They are by far the best dips I have tasted in a long time. The chilli sauce is a little sweet and not too spicy at all whilst the garlic tasted thick and fresh, not this watered down crap you find in most places. I mean it’s pretty sad to get this excited over a dip, but I’m all about that good dip life and we all know a dip can make or break a meal.
Most gyros are £5.70 each however bigger meals go up to around the £9.00 mark. Worth noting it is currently cash only, not sure if this is a long-term thing but be sure to bring cash with you!
So all in all, I think I’m pretty much in love with this place.
Thinking about moving into the flat upstairs to be honest.
No on a serious note, it’s a must try! Give it a go and let me know what you think!
The Greek Pitta, 108 Park St, Luton LU1 3EY