What to eat at SVL Bar?
Don’t let the “fast food” label fool you. Your food is prepared with patience, passion, and care by our team, using only the finest fresh ingredients. Most dishes on our menu include Greek cuisine staples such as feta cheese, Greek yogurt, extra virgin olive oil, oregano, Kalamata olives, as well as hormone-free meats and organic vegetables.
With all that in mind, let’s have a closer look at some of the delicious Greek specialties you can savor at SVL Souvlaki Bar:
Signature Greek Yeero / Gyro
Our signature dish is the yeero (a term derived from the phonetic spelling of the word ‘gyro’). It was our desire to bring this Greek specialty to the United States and restore its glory as an ever-present symbol of Greek cuisine everywhere.
Gyros are always at the top of people’s minds when they think about Greek cuisine. Here in the United States, we even have a national holiday celebrating this iconic food, each year on 1st of September!
This traditional stacked meat pita sandwich is famous worldwide for its rich flavor, and here at SVL Bar we offer the finest version of gyros you can find. Customize it to your liking, have it served on a plate or wrapped in pita, with your choice of vegetables, sides and freshly made sauces.
Classic and modern Greek Souvlaki
Another hugely popular Greek delicacy you will find at SVL is the famous souvlaki – the world’s first fast food. Greek souvlaki has a long and rich history in Greek culture, with many sources tracing back its origins to Ancient Greece.
Here at SVL, we know you can never go wrong with the classics, so of course, pork and chicken souvlaki are always at the top of our list. But we’re also thinking outside the box and bringing our customers some modern versions, including Kotobacon, Beef Kebab, Grilled Shrimp skewers and even vegan options.
Fresh Greek salads
Here at Souvlaki Bar Astoria, we offer several types of fresh Greek salads, as well as the option to build it your own way, mixing and matching greens, meats and sauces to your heart’s content.
The traditional Horiatiki salad features fresh veggies and Greek feta, olives and fresh crushed oregano. Prasini – the Greek spring salad – includes scallions, romaine lettuce, feta and dill, all topped up with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
Tasty Greek bites
If you’re not that hungry but still want to experience Greek fast food at its finest, try one (or all) of the bite-size Greek delights from our menu.
As an appetizer or light snack in between meals, you can savor some Grilled Haloumi or Falafel bites or Dolmades.
Once you’ve built up an appetite, try our Loukaniko (orange zest sausage) or Sheftalies (Cypriot sausage) paired with Greek Nachos (fried pita chips topped with feta-yoghurt crème and vegetables).
Are you the creative type? Try a Signature Spread combo – where you mix and match different spreads such as Tzatziki, Tyrokafteri, Hummus and Melitzanosalata (eggplant salad).
Traditional Greek desserts
After indulging in all the tasty Greek fast food, you must take care of that sweet tooth. Thankfully, Greek cuisine offers plenty of options for desserts, many of which are included in our menu at SVL Souvlaki Bar.
Whether you go for some tasty Greek yoghurt (with walnuts, honey or Greek preserves), a rice pudding or baklava, your taste buds will thank you for the wonderful experience.
If you want to go the extra mile and savor the most traditional dessert Greece has to offer, we recommend you taste the syrupy Walnut Cake (‘karidopita’), an exquisite, sweet cake made from crunchy walnuts.
For all your pastry cravings, give our Galaktoboureko a try. It’s a traditional Greek treat made from custard wrapped in crispy phyllo dough.
We aim to be your go-to spot for Greek food in Astoria. Our menu is packed with Greek fast-food specialties, traditional desserts, fresh salads and more. Still, we want to make sure all our customers find something they enjoy at our restaurant.
This motivated us to expand our selection to include classic burgers and sides…with a twist! For burgers, you can try the classic Angus beef burger, but you might also enjoy our signature Bifteki burger, stuffed with Kefalograviera cheese.
As far as sides go, we offer the standard hand-cut fries, but we also include Greek fries (topped with feta and fresh oregano), Lemon Potatoes, Rice Pilaf, and a variety of fresh side salads in our selection.
At SVL Bar you will taste the best flavors of Greece right here in the multi-cultural neighborhood of Astoria, Queens. You will also experience Greek hospitality, from impeccable, friendly service to a modern, energetic atmosphere.
Order from SVL to have the best Greek fast-food experience in NYC!