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
Noise Level: N/A
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Spanakopita; tiropita; vegetarian gyro; rice pudding.
This carryout off U Street offers standard meat-laden Greek fare—think gyros and souvlaki—but the vegetarian options are the most rewarding. The minty spanakopita ($5.95) and its spinachless cousin tiropita ($5.95) are sizable appetizers; served as a platter ($8.95) with tomatoey green beans and orzo, they’re full meals.
No wonder the unlikely vegetarian gyro ($6.50) has a cult-like following: Hearty tofu “steak” strips taste almost like the real thing, thanks in part to a handful of briny feta, a smart replacement for traditional tzatziki. Even if you order an appetizer and entrée, you’ll have cash left for rice pudding ($2.95). Another sweet deal: free delivery Monday through Friday 6 to 10.
Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner.