COLUMN: Transformation from food truck to restaurant; Greek cuisine available in Forest Hill



Originally a food truck Mr. Souvlaki, authentic Greek cuisine, opens as a restaurant in Forest Hill. They serve a variety of Greek foods.

KENDALL SCHUBERT, Business Manager

       Mr. Souvlaki,first serving authentic Greek cuisine  as a food truck, and now as  a restaurant that just opened in mid-January in Forest Hill.

     Walking into the Greek restaurant there are tables on either side and the counter is right in front of the kitchen straight towards the back. The kitchen is visible to the public, and customers can see the cooks make their food.

     The menu has lots of items to choose from ranging from soups and salads, to platters and wraps, to desserts and dips. As a picky eater I was a bit nervous as I’ve never had Greek food before, and I wasn’t sure how much my tastebuds would appreciate the authentic food.

      It’s safe to say that my tastebuds truly enjoyed the meal. I ordered chicken souvlaki skewers that came with pita bread slices as a side. The chicken was cooked perfectly and had fantastic taste that left me wishing I had gotten more. The pita bread was soft and just as delicious as the chicken. 

       Two North Harford alumni accompanied me, Zach Schubert and Maddy Clark. Schubert says, “I got the chicken gyro pita wrap and it was really good.  I would 10/10 eat there again.” Clark got a “falafel pita wrap and [was] very happy with [her] meal.”

      The restaurant is in the strip of businesses next to CVS Pharmacy and in front of Chopstix. Mr. Souvlaki had quite a few customers in there when we walked in. It’s not surprising with the quality of food and appearance they’ve made for themselves.

      Clark and Schubert agree that “you get a lot of food for a good price, especially considering how yummy the food is.” Schubert also mentioned how there isn’t a lot of Greek food options near Forest Hill so this being right down the road is great.

       It’s always good to support small local businesses, but especially in trying times like the world’s current state. Clark says she’s happy to support a good quality small business such as Mr. Souvlaki and is looking forward to her next meal there. 

       Clarck, Schubert and I went in to order but got our food to go, and the wait was only five minutes max. With sit down, carry out and curbside pickup available they give their customers plenty of options to enjoy their food.

        As for me, I’m beyond pleased that I stepped out of my food comfort zone and tried the Greek cuisine. I plan to continue to expand my horizons with Mr. Souvlaki’s menu. I see this becoming a quick favorite in my family.