Souvla

Greek | Mediterranean
Price: $$
Location: 517 Hayes St San Francisco, CA 94102
Hours: Sun – Sat : 11AM – 10PM
Website: http://www.souvlasf.com/

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For brunch (only available Sat & Sun : 11AM – 2PM), I got The Breakfast Sandwich with lamb or your choice of pork or chicken. It also includes scrambled eggs, cherry tomato, red onion, avgolemono sauce, garlic yogurt and feta cheese.

OMG. The lamb was cooked incredibly. You know that foul taste of lamb when it’s cooked incorrectly. There were none of that in this sandwich. The lamb was juicy and tender. The flatbread was golden brown and soft. Every component was cooked and seasoned to perfection.

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During my weird month of being vegetarian because of the animal cruelty video my chef showed me, this Veggie Salad is my life. Roasted white sweet potato, garlic yogurt, chopped kalamata olive, toasted walnut, pickled red onion, pea shoots, and mizithra cheese are all in the salad.

Souvla definitely didn’t miss out on the Kale trend. The kale and mixed salad were extremely fresh, you can’t even see a single bruise. The potato was sweet, starchy, and soft. Exactly the way I like it. I absolutely thankful for the chopped kalamata olive. It gave the salad a very distinct acidity and a unique flavour that I love.

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Well. After a month of being deprived of meat, I gave in. When I thought it couldn’t get any better from the veggie salad, this happened.

The pork shoulder simply melts in mouth and coats my tongue with its juicy fat. The fat acts as a dressing with the minted greek yogurt. So heavy yet refreshing at the same time. Not only does the pork have juice, so does the cherry tomatoes. The juice pops as I bite into each of them. For any that say they don’t like salad, try this. I dare you.

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How can I have salad and not treat myself with a little dessert. It’s still healthy, though! Cause it’s house-made frozen greek yogurt topped with traditional baklava. The baklava was rich, super sweet from the honey and the nuts and pastry gave it the crunch. With all these textures, it goes terrifically with the soft, smooth and slightly sour yogurt.

Would I visit again? Yes. Anytime. All the time.

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