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Main Street Gyro

By Staff | Apr 17, 2020

There is no question that the city of Nashua is vibrant and diverse. Part of that diversity comes from our Greek community, which is celebrated with all others. The annual Greek Food Festival at Saint Philips showcases not only the food, but art and music as well. Year-round, however, we are so fortunate to enjoy the amazing cuisine from Main Street Gyro. Served with a smile and an enthusiasm that makes a lasting impression, the food is a testament to the love and pride so firmly integrated in Greek culture.

Main Street Gyro does so much more than the dish that is its namesake. Crisp salads, savory spreads with warm pita, tasty finger foods and delectable desserts seem to tumble from the cornucopia that is their menu.

The Village Salad foregoes lettuce for an abundance of crispy red onion, tomatoes, cucumber and green peppers; tossed with kalamata olives and feta cheese, it is sprinkled with extra virgin olive oil and fresh oregano and served with warm pita bread. Traditional spreads, also served with warm pita, are a terrific snack before a full meal: the Tzatziki is a refreshing blend of Greek yogurt, minced cucumber, fresh garlic, and herbs. Kopanisti is a feta cheese spread of red bell peppers, garlic, olive oil, and hot pepper flakes.

Sides from Main Street Gyro are plentiful, and we favor a few of them as pre-meal snacks. The Spanakopita is a definite favorite: buttery, flaky phyllo dough envelopes creamy spinach and feta that melts in the mouth. Classic and savory Dolmathes are grape leaves wrapped around a mix of rice and herbs, served with Greek yogurt. Falafel is a delicious blend of ground chickpeas and herbs, formed and deep fried.

Dinner Plates cover all of the bases with chicken, pork, and lamb, served with a salad, warm pita, choice of a spread, and rice pilaf or French fries. Skewers of meat and treats: a perfect comfort meal. The stars of the show are, in fact, the Gyros, and are divine and filling. All save for The Veggie include hand-cut fries and parsley. The Traditional Pork Gyro features shaved pork from the rotisserie, red onions, tomatoes, hand-cut fries and parsley, wrapped in a warm pita. The Lamb option is oven cooked; the Veggie includes tzatziki, roasted zucchini, summer squash, red and yellow peppers and eggplant, and the Bifteki is a savory and juicy blend of ground pork and beef. The Chicken Gyro gets its own mustard sauce to compliment the perfectly-seasoned and grilled poultry, and the Falafel is a trusted and delicious substitute for meat.

Not to be overlooked, the Desserts at Main Street Gyro are not too heavy, but very sweet. Sticky Baklava, Loukoumades (fried dough balls dipped in a syrupy honey sauce and topped with sugar, cinnamon and crushed walnuts), as well as a refreshing helping of Greek yogurt with honey and crushed walnuts are all sure to round off the perfect dining experience. Whether as a dessert drink or a beverage to be enjoyed while you eat, a traditional Greek Frappe is a strong, sweet, iced coffee that will put a spring in your step and a smile across your face.

The team at Main Street Gyro has always held their customers close to their heart, and continue to do so even more during this time of much-needed uplifting of the community. Support must be poured out both ways across the table, and judging by the numerous posts and reviews on their Facebook page, it is evident that Main Street Gyro is doing their part to keep us fed, happy, and grateful.

Contributing Staff Emily Vassar. Email suggestions to evassar@nashuatelegraph.com.

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