After opening its first shop in Mondercrange about three years ago and gaining widespread popularity, “Souvlaki” is now also available in the capital. A great new address for authentic Greek-style street food.
Christos, one of the associates of the project, and his wife came to Luxembourg about 6 years ago to play professional handball at HC Berchem. Slowly, however, he noticed that something was missing in his life. A little homesickness, you could say.
That’s why he wanted to bring a little piece of home to Luxembourg in order to share it with the people here in the country.
Although there were some traditional Greek restaurants, a place for typical street food was still missing in his opinion. The idea for “Souvlaki” was quickly born: a street food joint with authentic and high-quality Greek specialities.
3 years ago, Christos together with his wife Tania and Luc, his associate, opened the first souvlaki eatery in Mondercrange, which was immediately popular despite the pandemic. The Greek community in Luxembourg is relatively small but growing steadily. For them, “Souvlaki” is now an open secret: the food tastes just as good as it does back home, if not better!
For nearly two months now, “Souvlaki-city” has been open in the Gare district of Luxembourg, welcoming an even broader and more diverse clientele, which has so far been delighted with its offerings.
Quality street food
The secret of “Souvlaki” lies above all in the freshness of products!
All the ingredients; the sauces, the marinated meat, the vegetables and the bread are freshly prepared every morning.
Fresh products such as meat and vegetables are sourced from local suppliers. Christos explicitly praises the high meat quality of the Luxembourgish suppliers.
Spices and dairy specialities such as Greek yoghurt or feta cheese come from Greece providing an authentic taste.
The menu includes the eponymous souvlaki; grilled meat skewers made of pork and chicken, loukaniko, a traditional Greek sausage, and of course gyros, the Greek street food classic per se. These specialities are served either in pita bread to takeaway or on a plate with sides to enjoy.
You’ll also find other street food classics such as burgers, hotdogs and club sandwiches, but always with a slight Greek twist!
A new get-together in the heart of the city
In addition to the grill counter, the new restaurant near Place de Paris also has a bar offering freshly tapped beer and Greek wines. This rounds off the offer perfectly. “The new restaurant will be a mixture of a street food joint and a bar,” explains Christos.
As of September, the Souvlaki team also plans to work with local delivery services making it possible to have the Hellenic specialities conveniently delivered to your home.
A large terrace is also in the works in front of the new shop in the city, meaning that in future, you will be able to enjoy their grilled delicacies outdoors.
So far, both locations are performing well and are receiving a lot of support from loyal customers. Everything is in place to ensure that additional branches will be opened in the next few years. Let’s keep an eye out!
More information: www.souvlaki.vpn.gr