Souvla- an awesome Greek spot for lunch!

  Posted by - July 29, 2015 - $ (0-20), Restaurants, San Francisco

It’s like, kinda weird how overly excited I get when I find a restaurant I really like.

You woulda thought I had just woke up and lost 10lbs over night!

But seriously. Soulva is one of those places for me because everything is SOOOO good and fresh!

It’s a super cute Greek fast-casual restaurant in Hayes Valley serving up some of the best Greek food in SF.

Souvla Sf

You place your order at the counter, grab a number, and your food is quickly brought out to you. I came here with my girl Melissa (<– awesome photog, check out her blog HERE), and we were able to snag a seat at the bar counter facing the chickens roasting in the back.

PS: if you wear a ton of make-up or sweat easily, I would NOT recommend this seat.

Souvla Sf

Their menu is simple. You choose your protein (chicken, lamb, pork, roasted white sweet potato) then decide whether you want a salad or sandwich version.

Pork: American homestead pork shoulder with minted Greek yogurt, cherry tomatoes, pickled red onions, cucumbers and feta cheese

Chicken: Mary’s free range chicken with “granch” dressing, fennel, navel oranges, pickled red onions, pea shoots and mizithra cheese

Lamb (my FAV): Superior farms lamb leg with harissa-spiked yogurt, cucumber, radish, pickled red onion and feta cheese.

For a party in your mouth x a million, go for the gyro. (full menu HERE)

Souvla Sf

Firstly, this little number is filled with meat and toppings. Like FILLEDDDD! Second, it makes for a great photo :)

Side note: if you follow me on Snapchat (cyneats), then you saw the whole thing go down…  like literally all over the table & floor lol. So lesson: don’t tip your gyro over too much when you’re holding it while taking pics.

Souvla Sf

For a healthier version, their salads do not disappoint (another huge portion!)

Oh, and if you THINK you’ll still be hungry, get a side of fries. So bomb that I could have eaten the whole basket to myself.

Souvla Sf

And here’s what it looks like inside:

Souvla Sf

BTW- this is what I have to deal with ALL THE TIME. People staring at me… lol.

I wasn’t even taking food pics!

So to sum it all up:

If you’re looking for a quick lunch spot, go to Souvla.

I mean, it’s basically the main reason I ever go to Hayes Valley.

JK. Smitten Ice cream is right around the corner too.

Special shout out to Melissa for taking all the food pics! Check out her IG and Blog for more photos.  


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  • rach July 31, 2015 - 6:50 pm Reply

    LOL to people staring!! I feel like that last picture just sums it up. I’m a huge fan of your blog and I love your writing style!

    • CynEats August 3, 2015 - 1:31 pm Reply

      haha yeah, story of me life! And thanks so much for reading :)

  • Marissia C. July 31, 2015 - 5:08 pm Reply

    I NEED to try this!! Looks so good cyneats!!

    • CynEats August 3, 2015 - 1:31 pm Reply

      It’s a must! :)

  • Simon July 29, 2015 - 10:36 pm Reply

    Hi there, just wanted to say I really like your blog. Forgot how I came across it but I think I was googling best desserts in SF or something along those lines lol.

    As for Soulva, I only tried their greek yogurt with baklava crumbles & syrup. Bomb!
    Need to go back one day for lunch…

    Keep up the good work. I’m always looking for new places to eat when I’m off my diet…..
    Eating disorder of a starving Muay Thai fighter…..

    • CynEats July 29, 2015 - 11:38 pm Reply

      Hi Simon, thanks for all the love! I never have room for their dessert, but I heard it was super good! I’ll have to make sure to get it next time!

      Andddd “ughhhhh” diet??? My condolences ;) lol.

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