Local food: Our picks of five of the best souvlakis going round
There are two types of souvlakis in the world – classic souvs, great for 3am munchies or something a little bit fancy. Both are equally delicious so try these recommendations...
Mezethes Greek Taverna
Mezethes’ long standing reputation as one of the best Greek restaurants in Hobart is no accident and their souvlakis are no different. Try the Arni Souvlaki ($10.50) for an authentic Greek wrap, with spitroasted charcoal lamb on a bed of lettuce, tomatoes, onions and tzatziki wrapped up in pita bread.
77 Salamanca Place, Salamanca, Hobart
If you’re feeling like something a little gourmet, do yourself a favour and grab a takeaway Aristotelis souvlaki (at just $11) from one of Hobart’s hottest new eateries. This vegetarian option includes grilled haloumi, beetroot dip, lettuce, tomato, onion, olives and chips all wrapped in a Greek pita bread. 103 Murray St, Hobart
This family-owned Sandy Bay institution has been the saving grace of late nights and early mornings for Hobart partygoers for years. Fillings in their classic souvlakis (which start from $6) include chicken, beef, vegetarian or rotisserie lamb with traditional filling for a full and powerful flavour. 165 Sandy Bay Rd, Sandy Bay
FILOS Cafe Restaurant
Filos is a relatively new addition to the Elizabeth Street eatery precinct but they have already established a reputation for mouth watering traditional giros souvlakis ($11). Each souv is wrapped in a Greek pita and served with salad and tzatziki.
39 Elizabeth St, Hobart
While Bugsy’s Takeaway might be a little way out of the city, you’d be silly not to take the trip for a classic takeaway souvlaki (for just $8.95) that will hit all the spots. Whether you choose lamb, beef or chicken with ample garlic sauce, Bugsy’s is well worth going out of your way for.
1722 Channel Highway, Margate