Metro Vancouver Lunch Rush: Nu Greek Street

Lamb Souvlaki Pita
Looking for Greek street food? Look no further.
If I’d first touched it with eyes shut, I might’ve guessed it was dough.

At Harry Kambolis’ food carts — Nu Greek Street — you can find Chicken and Lamb Souvlaki with pitas so pillowy soft and warm, the simple experience of holding it is, in itself, pleasurable.

So popular have these inexpensive Greek street lunches become, that a second Nu food cart has opened at Howe and Dunsmuir.

Aside from its naan-like carbohydrate casing, the sandwich was traditional. Local tomatoes and onions, along with a generous spoonful of light, garlicky tzatziki, were slathered on top. The moderate portion of lamb varied in tenderness. Though it was extremely flavorful (nice and salty), half of my bites were too tough to chew. The other half were succulent. Perhaps a star-crossed skewer.

When hit by a Parthenon-sized craving, however, I’m fairly certain Nu will do the trick. At $6.50, you can’t go wrong.

Nu Greek Street
Granville & Georgia / Howe & Dunsmuir

This article was written for Metro Newspaper by contributing food columnist, Erin Ireland.

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