King for a reason: Astoria’s King Souvlaki expands to Bay Ridge!
By Loulou Chryssides
Since 1979, the recipes of King Souvlaki have left mouths watering throughout the Astoria community. The business truly took off in 1992 when brothers George & Kostas Tsampas brought their uncles’ recipes to their ‘Greek on the Street’ food truck on 31st St. & 31st Ave. Since then, thousands of souvlakia and Greek dishes have been served throughout the Queens area, with both George & Kostas’ sons joining and expanding to additional food trucks in Bayside, Midtown Manhattan, and now, a storefront in Bay Ridge.
King Souvlaki’s Brooklyn location officially opened on February 22nd, and has been successful thus far serving the community delicious Greek delicacies, from traditional Greek salads and appetizers to a variety of pita sandwiches such as pork gyro/souvlaki, lamb gyro, chicken gyro/souvlaki, lamb-beef gyro, halloumi, and portobello mushroom.
Diners can also expect delicious sides to accompany their main dish, such as homemade dips, hand-cut fries cooked in Greek extra virgin olive oil, lemon potatoes, pita bread, and basmati rice. Beverages are also on-premises, including beer, wine, Greek tea, Greek sodas, and bottled water/sparkling water.