Seattle’s Best Gyros

Growing up, my enjoyment of gyros was limited to the New York State Fair, and I always thought they were tough to come by outside of temporary stands. Then I became an adult and discovered my parents just didn’t like them (absurd, I know), and gyros were in fact extremely easy to come by, the deliciousness just a short drive away whenever the craving struck. Anyways, enough about my really tough childhood. My point is that gyro sandwiches are just the best, and these Seattle spots serve the best in town.

Mr. Gyros


via Flickr user Austin King

We know they’re on every list, but that’s because they’re that good. They’re in the top 100 restaurants in the US on Yelp, they won Best Gyro and Best Takeout by Seattle Magazine, and that’s just three of the near countless accolades they’ve received since opening their doors to become a local staple in 2002. Mainly a takeout place, patrons shouldn’t be expecting any frills. The focus is on the food.

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Petra Mediterranean Bistro


via Flickr user vmax137

These guys have a massive menu of all sorts of Mediterranean eats, and the freshness of the ingredients, authenticity of the preparations, and nice selection of beer and wine make everything worth trying. Order the Gyro Shawarma, though we have a bit of a soft spot for the Gyro Salad.

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Aladdin Falafel Corner


via Flickr user Gary Lund

“I can show you a gyro. Fresh, flavorful, splendid.” Sorry, couldn’t resist the Disney reference, but this gyro really is something that your heart would choose if you just let it decide. Best of all? They’re open until 2am. Gyros may well be the best drunk food, third only to chicken wings and a breakfast menu.

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