Eat. The Athenian


20 Feb 17

Greek street food is making big waves at both Boxpark Shoreditch and Croydon and it’s easy to see why. Simple, fresh, delicious ingredients all thrown together to create big flavours in a whole heap of varieties. Before Boxpark Croydon was blessed with the mighty menu of Greek on the Street, Shoreditch visitors were treated to the incredible food offerings at The Athenian.

The brand was started by Tim and Neo and their love of authentic Greek cuisine. Souvlaki is becoming one of the go-to lunch bites in the Capital. It’s literally a fistful of flavour and people throughout London, and the UK, are completely embracing it. Souvlaki starts with a soft, fresh flatbread before you begin loading it up with your choice of fillings. There’s succulent pork, grilled halloumi and tasty chicken to add some real bite to your wrap and then there’s the crisp salad options, that deliver on both freshness and crunch. But it’s the spiced feta and creamy sauces that really take it to the next level. It really is your choice and every flavour combination is a winner.

Oh and you can add chips to your souvlaki. CHIPS.

Unfortunately, I’m not flying to Greece as often as I’d like to. Or at all. But that’s ok because The Athenian is the next best thing. A huge part of that is down to the quality of the ingredients. Every mouthwatering element of their menu is sourced from independent Greek traders in London, so you can be sure that you’re getting those full Mediterranean flavours in every bite.

One of my favourite things about The Athenian is that it’s perfect at any time of year. Some dishes carry an inherently summer-y vibe or a wholesome winter feel but The Athenian’s menu is a winner the whole year through. The delicious combination of fresh vegetables and expertly prepared meats and cheese keeps each bite both light and filling. It’s not too heavy on a hot summer’s day and it’s lovely and nourishing on a cold winter’s night.

So, the next time you head to Shoreditch and feel like taking a walk on the Mediterranean side, The Athenian has you covered. 

Did I mention you can have chips in your souvlaki?