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Dec 29, 2008 07:24 AM

Triangle Gyro Quest...

In search of good Gyro sandwich in the Triangle area.
When the urge arises have been satisfying the craving at Miami Subs on 401, over by the big intersection of 401/70.....Tried one at a place in Holly Springs called Papa's once and it was a sorry representation.......Miami Subs version is better, but am looking for something more.....Also looking for good felafel, tabouli....Neomonde is my "go to" for these items, but trying to expand options........
I think the derivation of the name Gryo is more Greek/Med., was used to calling this sandwich a Shawerma(sp) or a sadiqi dog when growing up. I miss watching the meat being carved off the rotating spit..........(Haven't been inside Miami Subs in awhile, but I think they used to carve to order...just wondering about the turnover ) As mentioned, Miami Subs fills the void , but am hoping there's something more authentic out there.
Thanks for any takes/suggestions.

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  1. Have you tried Baba Ghannouj? I think you'll find it far more authentic (not to mention tasty) than Miami Subs. They also have great sides, including falafel, tabbouli, hummus, etc. There are several locations around town - Cary, Apex, Durham, etc.

    1. If you'll let me know which towns you are near I'll let you know where the best Gyros can be found.

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      1. re: GyroJoe

        Live near Holly Springs, but always willing to drive a ways....

      2. Happy to help. I went to school in the Triangle (couldn't figure out where you were because we didn't call it the triangle when I was in school). In Chapel Hill try Pita Pit or Hectors. They have great bread and the best gyros.

        In Raleigh give Solomon's a try. Many locations and great meat. If you happen to be in Durham, you're on your own.

        Go Tar Heels

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        1. Apparently you are willing to drive so I have a few great options for you for non-chain establishments. In Chapel Hill, go to Mediterranean Deli. These guys always have great gyros, falafel and all the fixings. You can even take some home (baba ghanoush, hummus, etc...) since they have a deli counter. It's worth the drive. If you're in Raleigh and feel like a bit more upscale food, a Lebanese restaurant named Sitti just opened in downtown. All of the food is amazing with fresh baked pita bread, fresh hummus, etc (try the mixed grill platter). The deli owned by the same group also makes amazing food.

          Hope that helps! Cheers!

          Mediterranean Deli
          410 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

          Raleigh, NC, Raleigh, NC

          Neomonde Mediterranean Deli
          3817 Beryl Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607

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          1. re: ekarlsso

            Neomonde is certainly good. Xithos in Apex is a good Greek restaurant who also does a decent gyro.

            1. re: ekarlsso

              I like Med. Deli, but their falafels are pretty bad. Swarma is great though.

              I'm so sad that the Chapel Hill Baba Ganoush closed. They made a great falafel.

            2. I think the gyro at Satisfaction in Durham is pretty tasty.