Greek Spot

2017 11th St., NW
Washington, DC 20001


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 5 to 10.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Nearby Metro Stops: U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo

Price Range: Inexpensive

Dress: Informal

Reservations: Not Needed

Best Dishes:
Spanakopita; tiropita; vegetarian gyro; rice pudding.

Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups

Dirt Cheap Eats 2009: The Greek Spot

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.

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