We can’t believe how delicious the Thai Curried Gyro ($10) is. Seitan (wheat gluten or “wheat meat”) is dressed in red curry and piled onto tender naan, then loaded with griddled onions, cucumbers, tomatoes and dill mayo. Did we mention that this drippy, delicious beauty is vegan? You’d never guess.
Watching the men slice strips of succulent, well-seasoned gyro meat off the spit is almost a religious experience: You know that in mere moments you’ll be experiencing gyro nirvana, all yours for $4.99. Warm flatbread, crisp cucumbers, red onions, creamy tzatziki sauce and tender meat—chicken, beef or lamb—combine in one tasty, portable package.
If we could eat only one gyro, the one from Aladdin Gyrocery ($4.50 regular, $5 jumbo) is an easy choice. The lamb and beef are delicious, the pita is soft and warm, the tzatziki is tangy and herby and will be dripping onto your shirt before you can take three bites.
Originally published in August 2010