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Most Bostonians know where to go to get great pizza, pasta and sandwiches, but what about when you are in the mood for something a little bit different? A Greek gyro is a great way to spice up your lunch routine, deliciously, without breaking the bank. Sprinkled throughout Boston are these lovely gyro stops that all have eat-in and take-out options, making them a great lunch option for Boston’s busiest.
The Middle East
472-480 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 864-3278
www.mideastoffers.com

The Middle East is one of Cambridge’s most iconic restaurant. Located in the heart of Central Square, right off the MBTA red line, this well-known spot serves up amazing falafel and gyros by day, and transitions to a night club in the evenings. It features the Boston area’s best up-and-coming bands and has multiple stages and venues on site to fit the popularity of the artist. The Middle East is also a great place to grab a non-traditional weekend brunch. Why not pair your gyro with a mimosa?
Gyro City
88 Peterborough St.
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 266-4976
www.gyrocity.com

Fenway-area foodies rave about their neighborhood’s Greek spot, Gyro City. The menu is full of top-notch Mediterranean fare including gyros, souvlaki, soups and fresh made salads. Gyro City is a favorite of college students because of its affordable delivery options and amazing fries. Order one of the gyros with tzatziki sauce for an unbeatable lunch or dinner.
Zo Boston
92 State St.
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 227-0101
www.zoboston.com

For those that work downtown in Boston’s financial district, Zo Boston is the most convenient (not to mention tasty) gyro stop around. It is only open for lunch on weekdays, so plan your visit accordingly. In nice weather, Zo is a great place to stop because it offers sidewalk seating and quick service. Its must-have menu item is the traditional gyro, which simply cannot be beat. Only have a short time for lunch? Place orders on the website so your food will be ready to take out upon your arrival. Unfortunately, Zo does not offer delivery.

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Mama’s Place
764 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 566-1300
www.gomamasplace.com

Arguably Boston’s favorite Greek restaurant, Mama’s Place is an absolute must-do when it comes to exploring the city’s gyro offerings. Located near the Northeastern University campus and the Museum of Fine Arts, Mama’s Place is known for its laid-back vibe, delicious spinach pie and other Mediterranean specialties. Going to lunch with a not-so-adventurous friend? Mama’s Place also has a few American classics on its menu, including its famous chicken salad sub.
Aceituna Cafe
605 West Kendall St.
Cambridge, MA 02142
(617) 252-0707
www.aceitunacafe.com

Aceituna Cafe has some of the best Greek food in the Boston area. Kendall Square techies flock to this quick lunch spot daily for their fill of roll-up gyros, shawarma plates, grape leaves, hummus and pickled radishes. The specials here serve up a mountain of food for a very budget-friendly price, and Aceituna even accept the mobile app Level Up for payment, making the line move even quicker with smooth, easy payments. Definitely try the spicy chicken plate. Served with rice, this flavorful dish packs a punch and keeps you full for hours.

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Cameron Bruns is the founder of BostonGreenBlog.com and co-author of Just Us Gals Boston. She lives in Boston’s North End, where her goal is to promote ethical, stylish, and sustainable lifestyle choices to all Boston residents. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.