©©©© | T: 604-558-2022 | $7.50 (plus tax)
This place is my most recent favourite healthy fast-food joint. The lunch plate will come with your choice of one meat skewer (octopus, salmon, lamb, and chicken – ranked in the order of my preference), or a grilled veggie skewer. You also get Greek salad, chickpea salad, satsiki (tzatziki) and your choice of one freshly-baked, homemade pita bread (plain or whole wheat – sometimes even more varieties). That’s a whole lot of food for just under eight bucks.
This Octopus Lunch Plate was a smorgasbord of mouthwatering flavours and pleasing textures. The octopus was chewy, yet not rubbery, on the outside and tender on the inside. It was perfectly seasoned with salt, garlic, oregano and a touch of honey. The Greek salad was delicious. The cucumbers were fresh and crunchy; the tomatoes were juicy; the Feta and whole black olives added a touch of saltiness to the acidic salad. The chickpea salad was simply amazing. Its bright flavour from the lemon juice dressing complemented the Mediterranean spices very well. The garlicky satsiki was light and refreshing. It helped round out the entire dish. Last but not least, the homemade whole-wheat pita bread was soft and warm. It was miles ahead of the usual store-bought stuff.
For the gluten-free/wheat-free food lovers, you can opt for the “wheat-free plate” for 50 cents more. Basically they’ll swap out the pita and give you an extra skewer of meat/veggie instead.
If you’re in the mood for healthy, cheap food with loads of flavour, check Nu Modern Greek out.