Great Takeout: The Greek Spot
Comments () | Published December 10, 2008
Dirt Cheap Eats (2009)
Greek Spot
Address: 2017 11th St., NW, Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-265-3118
Neighborhood: U Street/Shaw
Cuisines: Vegetarian/Vegan, Greek/Mediterranean
Opening Hours: Monday through Thursday 11 to 10:30; Friday 11 to midnight; Saturday noon to midnight. Delivery: Monday through Friday 6 to 10.
Nearby Metro Stops: U St./African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: N/A
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Spanakopita; tiropita; vegetarian gyro; rice pudding.

For less-meat-centric Aegean fare, the Greek Spot (2017 11th St., NW; 202-265-3118) offers nicely done vegetarian dishes. The tiropita appetizer ($4.95)—a huge, golden rectangle of phyllo filled with Greek cheeses—is sort of like a rich spanakopita without the spinach. The spanakopita appetizer ($5.75), shot through with mint, is also worthwhile; you can order it as a platter with orzo and green beans ($8.95). The owner’s own vegetarian diet inspired the surprisingly successful meatless gyro ($5.95) with Morningstar Farms “steak” strips in place of lamb—even meat lovers will be fooled.

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