I’ll be honest – I was disappointed with my first visit to New York Subs. I ordered the Chicken Philly Sub, which comes with grilled chicken, cheese, peppers, onions, and mushrooms. For some reason, I didn’t think the chicken had much flavor. It lacked seasoning or any real texture from the grill-top.
But on my last couple visits, I have discovered the New York Subs version of the Gyro. Instead of having a traditional sub, this Greek sandwich is served on a pita and comes with lamb, lettuce, tomato, cheese and tzatziki. Everything is cooked to order and the grilled pita and slices of lamb are delicious. The tenderness and spices in the lamb really come through with the other ingredients, particularly the creamy tzatziki sauce.
To go along with the sandwiches and wraps, New York Subs serves freshly cooked French fries. This heaping amount of fries, which is also made to order, is tossed in salt and pepper and other seasonings that I believe includes crack-cocaine because these things are quite addictive.
The portion sizes of the gyro and fries are more than generous and this could probably serve as your only meal for the day. And the Gyro combo, which includes the gyro, fries, and drink, costs about $9.00.
Even though the name makes you think they’re highlighting the Big Apple, I’m glad New York Subs is bringing the flavors of Greece to Downtown Roanoke.
New York Subs
32 Market Square SE, Roanoke, VA 24011
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