By popular demand, this week’s #TakeoutDay is Greek Food Day!
Whether you enjoy Keftedes (Meatballs), Souvla (Meat Skewers), Horiatiki (Greek Salad) or the deliciousness of a Gyros (yee-rohs, the g is silent!), it’s time to celebrate.
Here are 10 restaurants across Canada offering Greek food for takeout to get you started.
OPA! Of Greece (Multiple Locations)
When you think of the joy and celebration of feasting with your household, think Greek, think OPA! Open for over 20 years, this definition has been the driving philosophy of the popular restaurant chain.
In addition to serving up authentic Mediterranean cuisine that is fast and convenient, and prepared fresh daily, OPA! is also well known for their friendly family-like approach to customer service. Even though their dishes are served to go, you’ll want to slowly savour every bite of their tasty Greek food.
Order the OPA! Platter, complete with a tender souvlaki skewer grilled to perfection, rice, oven-roasted potato, Greek, Caesar or Santorini salad, pita wedges and their famous OPA! tzatziki.
Mama Soula’s (St. John’s, NL)
With a mixed menu of authentic Greek cuisine and Canadian favourites, Mama Soula’s is as close to the taste of Athens as one gets in Newfoundland for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Try Mama’s delicious marinated skewers of pork, chicken, lamb or vegetables, all served with pita and tzatziki.
Beer, red wines and white wines are also available as takeout and delivery add-ons.
407 Torbay Road, St. John’s, NL, A1A 5C9. @MamaSoulas
Blue Olive Greek Taverna (Halifax, NS)
Celebrating life, Blue Olive Greek Taverna cooks their Greek cuisine with fresh, organic Nova Scotian ingredients while treating you like family whether dining in or going home.
Enjoy one of their popular Yemista dishes; your choice of a tomato or bell pepper which is then stuffed with ground beef, seasoned rice and baked with a topping of feta cheese. Your Yemista is then served with greek salad, rice and oven-roasted potatoes. MMmm!
6208 Quinpool Rd, Halifax, NS, B3L 1A3. @blueolivehfx
The Med Restaurant (Saint John, NB)
Serving Greek plus Italian and Canadian family favourites, The Med Restaurant has been family-owned and operated since 1971. They also own Theo’s Fine Food, bringing authentic Greek products straight to your home with the click of a button.
From Calamari Cesar Salads to Tenderloin or Sirloin Tips, Steak Frites to Bifteki, there’s something for everyone at The Med.
419 Rothesay Ave, Saint John, NB, E2J 1C3. @TheMedRestaurant
Estiatorio Milos (Montreal, QC)
Opened in the Plateau Mont-Royal neighbourhood in 1979, Estiatorio Milos prides itself on offering authentic, fresh, and refined Greek cuisine and being one of the first in Canada. Their speciality; fresh never frozen seafood.
Sink your teeth into their Whole Grilled Dorade Royale dish; Ladolemeno served with Santorini capers and steamed crown broccoli.
5357 ave. du Parc, Montreal, Quebec, H2V 4G9. @estiatoriomilos
Greek Souvlaki House (Ottawa, ON)
“Ottawa’s favourite Greek restaurant since 1995,” Greek Souvlaki House is ready to heat up your Greek Food Day, and any other #TakeoutDay, with menus chock full of Greek specialties.
Ready to try something new? Order their Dolmades; Rice and veggies wrapped in grape leaves, served on a bed of lettuce and topped with their homemade oil and vinegar dressing.
3625 Rivergate Way, Ottawa, ON, K1V 2A4. @greeksouvlakihouse
Homer’s (Winnipeg, MB)
Hey, Winnipeg, “let’s eat healthy!” this Greek Food day with the fresh Mediterranean flavours found at Homer’s. A lunch and dinner tradition over 40 years, Homer’s not only serves some of the city’s best Greek cuisine, but they also import many of their ingredients straight from Greece!
Dig into their top-rated Chicken Souvlaki, served with your choice of lemon roasted potatoes or rice, soup or salad and buns.
520 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 1Z2. @homersrestaurantwinnipeg
Kisavos (Saskatoon, SK)
“Your neighbourhood restaurant and lounge,” Kisavos is a Greek meets American restaurant that’s been serving since 1990.
Stick a fork in their Chicken or Beef Frazolaki, charbroiled with onion and tomato in a torpedo bun and served with fries and salad.
Don’t forget to add their homemade Tzatziki to your order!
1820 Broadway Avenue, Saskatoon, SK, S7H 2B7. @kisavosyxe
Calypso’s Taverna (Calgary, AB)
Voted Best Greek Restaurant in Calgary, Calypso’s is ready to make your #TakeoutDay special with Greek menus filled with lots of traditional dishes and char-broiled goodness.
Fill up on their Stuffed Calamari which is cooked in a cayenne champagne sauce and stuffed with lean ground chicken, pine nuts and leeks.
2101 Centre St NW, Calgary, AB T2E 2T2.
Photo Credit: YYC Eats
The Greek by Anatoli (Vancouver, BC)
With 3 locations ready to serve you, The Greek has been a staple to British Columbian Greek food lovers for over 40 years.
Melt winter off your taste buds with their PIDAKIA-Flame Grilled Lamb Chops, available on a platter with seasonal vegetables, lemon potatoes and rice.
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Greek Food Day is brought to you by OPA!