SOUVLAKI WRAP OR BOX | THE ATHENIAN | UP TO £8

ELEPHANT AND CASTLE SE17 | SHOREDITCH E1 | BRICK LANE E1 | MANSION HOUSE EC4

Souvlaki box from The Athenian

Souvlaki box from The Athenian

Handmade flatbread, marinated halloumi or meat, fresh salad, and homemade sauces - what can go wrong? Not a lot, really.

That's why Greek street food traders The Athenian have already spread their operation to six sites across London, including two permanent homes in Boxpark Shoreditch and The Artworks in Elephant & Castle.

For £5.50, you can get a wrap with just one filling marinated in Greek herbs and lemon juice, served with salad and a choice of their homemade dips (which they encourage you to taste beforehand).

But to be sure of a big portion, I would go for the 'Super' £6.50 box (or wrap) that includes a decent amount of their superb bread, two fillings (chicken, pork, ground lamb and beef, or halloumi), plus plenty of salad and sauce. Don't skip the excellent halloumi hailing from Messinia in Southern Greece.

If you have a really big appetite, upgrade to the £8 'Merida' box piled high with three fillings and all the trimmings. Καλή όρεξη!

Words and photography | Matt Hickman

Editor's note: as well as the below locations, these guys also appear at Vauxhall Street Food Garden and Fenchurch Street - keep tabs on their twitter to find out when.

Location
Unit 16 The Artworks | Elephant Road SE17 1AY
BOXPARK Shoreditch | 2-10 Bethnal Green Road E1 6GY
Sunday Upmarket | Brick Lane E1 6HR
Mansion House | outisde the main entrance of St Mary Aldermary, EC4

Opening hours
The Artworks | Mon - Sun 11.30am - 10.30pm
BOXPARK Shoreditch | Mon - Sun 12pm - 11pm
Sunday Upmarket | Sun 10am - 4pm
Mansion House | Mon - Fri 11am - 3pm

Website | theathenian.co.uk
Twitter | @theathenianuk
Instagram | @theathenianuk

Last updated | 29th June 2016