This week's lunch with the BF found us at Greek Bites Grille & Cafe. I figured since I'm planning a trip to Greece next year, I might as well get to know some more of their food. I could pretty much subsist on hummus alone, but I thought I'd broaden my horizons! Plus, the BF really wanted Greek food. This Cafe is located in a food court with tons of other choices including Indian food (it was so hard not to abandon greek food and go eat Indian, it is my new favorite). You can bet this food court will be making another appearance on the blog (most likely next week, as I will not be able to get the alluring song of the Indian Eatery out of my head).
I looked at the menu online ahead of time and decided what I was ordering. Given what I was seeing, and the fact that I wanted to try some different Greek cuisine, I decided I better make this my "cheat" meal for the week, because it was gonna do some damage. I also guessed that they wouldn't have whole wheat pita bread, but I really wanted some hummus and pita, so that sealed the decision. You have now been pre-warned: this place is not the healthiest unless you order correctly! Now you can see all the gluttony that was our lunch!
I ordered the Vegetarian Feast Platter which comes with humus, falafel, spanakopita and dolma as the main dishes. It is served with greek salad, rice pilaf, pita bread and tzatziki sauce. The Falafel was tasty, but not my favorite. Dolmas are always just so-so to me, as was this one. I've never tried spanakopita before, but oh my god, it was delicious!! Yay for trying new things!! I have known for quite some time that I am a slave to hummus, and this was no exception. I killed all that hummus! The salad was very typical, but had way to much feta on it for my liking. I think next time I'll make sure to just order sans-cheese. I didn't have any of the rice, and the pita bread was to die for (of course, all bread pretty much fits this category). Oh, and tzatziki sauce is always fantastic. This one was perfect! The BF ordered the Zorbas Platter which includes gyro meat and a skewer of your choice (he chose chicken) and is served with greek salad, rice pilaf, pita bread and tzatziki sauce. He pretty much loved every bite. According to the BF, the chicken was rather tasteless, but when smothered with tzatziki sauce, became scrumptious. He was a big fan of the gyro meat and loved my spanakopita and hummus.
Greek Bites Grille & Cafe 6755 Mira Mesa Blvd., San Diego CA 92121 (858) 558-2677