The month of January has begun and like every year; we’ve made resolutions. One of the top resolutions people make has to do with eating better and going to the gym. One goes with the other right? If you don’t eat healthier and decide on quick sugar filled snacks, you won’t keep to your resolution for the year.
Many of our customers have probably made the promise to eat healthier. With so many unhealthy options near and around Midtown, we can take the guess work out of lunch for you.
We’re going to provide with a Greek 101 of healthy eating at our food truck.
If the Doctors have told you to limit fried foods, we can help you with making better choices for breakfast and lunch at our truck. If you’ve ever eaten our pork or chicken, you know they are grilled to perfection and juicy. The term Souvlaki means meat or vegetables cooked on a stick, hand passed, and grilled. We season our meat and vegetable souvlaki with Greek herbs, Greek Olive Oil, and lemon, marinated for hours to get the most flavorful on the block.
You have probably seen chicken, pork, and even fish on a horizontal rotisserie. We cook our Gyro (beef and lamb) on a slow roasting vertical spit. The Gyro is thinly sliced, topped with vegetables, and served in a toasted pita. You can add our Greek seasoned crispy fries on top or leave them off.
In every Greek household, there is always Horiatiki or Greek Salad with seasonal vegetables topped with Greek Feta, sprinkled Greek oregano, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil. At the truck, you will find our Greek Salads consist of Mesculin Greens and tomatoes that are locally grown. We toss Kalamata Olives, cucumbers, and red onions into our salads.
You can also top our salads with any of our proteins (sweet rope sausage, gyro, souvlaki, or chicken) or our newest option called Kolokithokeftedes. Kolokithokeftedes are handmade Zucchini balls stuffed with Feta cheese.
Because everyone loves a sauce with their food, our mom Katerina makes her own Tzatziki for our food truck menu. Tzatziki is a sauce served with grilled meats or as a dip. We make Tzatziki sauce by straining Greek yogurt, mixed with cucumbers, garlic, salt, and olive oil. Add vinegar to the tzatziki and serve the sauce cold. Our mom has put a twist on this sauce by adding Sour Cream. Don’t ask why but she did and it tastes amazing. It is probably the best on this side of the Atlantic.
Get Greek Healthy 2017
Put down the pretzel and donut for lunch. If you don’t have time to pack lunch, start your day with healthy Greek food for breakfast or lunch at Uncle Gussy’s. For those who work and live in the five block radius of 51st and Park Avenue, we will deliver to you. Even if you are a tourist who is still trying to eat healthy while visiting New York City, we can help you select the best Greek and healthy options from our menu.