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Savor the flavors of Greece: Souvla’s irresistible menu expands to Marin

Founded in 2014 in the streets of Hayes Valley in San Francisco, Souvla swiftly became a culinary beacon, drawing inspiration from the laid-back souvlaki joints scattered across Greece. Fast forward to the present, and Souvla has expanded its reach to Marin County with a recently opened establishment nestled in the charming Marin Country Mart of Larkspur. Boasting a contemporary fast-food approach, Souvla stands out as an ideal spot for a satisfying lunch experience. The menu spans a diverse range, featuring everything from savory Gyro pita wraps to sweet baklava frozen yogurt.

Vibrant in color, the freshly served lamb wrap is bundled in a warm pita topped with radishes, feta crumbles, and pickled red onion.

Lamb Gyro Wrap

From the warm, pillowy pita bread to the generously seasoned tender lamb pieces, the lamb wrap sets the bar high with a perfect blend of both texture and flavor. With delicious additions such as cucumbers, onions, radishes and a plentiful amount of feta, the sandwich flavors are perfectly enhanced. The slight hint of spice from the harissa spiked yogurt sauce and the perfect plenty of ingredients will perfectly satisfy your savory fix.

 

Garnished with shredded mizithra cheese and pea shooters, the vegetarian salad showcases brilliant colors, displaying its diverse and delicious flavor combinations. (Photo Credit: @souvla on instagram)

 

Vegetarian Salad

Souvla’s menu is beautifully catered to many different diets with vegetarian and vegan options, such as their vegetarian and plant based lamb salads and wraps. To shine light on these plant based options I tried the vegetarian salad. The base layer of fresh collard kale and lettuce, tossed in yogurt dressing, and the hints of sweetness from the white sweet potatoes, showcase the salad’s ability to captivate without the presence of meat. The salad also features a variety of other toppings that help enhance the flavors, including pickled purple onions to add acidity, olives to add saltiness and some walnuts for a fun crunch. 

With its delicious flakey baklava crumble coated on top, Souvla’s mouth watering frozen greek yogurt sits ready to be eaten. (Photo Credit: @souvla on instagram)

 

Baklava Frozen Greek Yogurt

 

To complete this savory meal I decided to order a sweet treat. Souvla offers a simple frozen yogurt base with four different toppings of your choice: a honey or olive oil drizzle, soaked cherry topping or a baklava topping. I decided to go for the baklava topping as it is one of my favorite desserts. For context, baklava is a flakey pastry-like dessert with many layers of phyllo dough, covered in brushes of butter and finally soaked in a sugar syrup. With the mild and somewhat tart frozen yogurt and the decadently sweet baklava, this dessert serves as a perfect combination of flavors and was a very enjoyable way to end my meal.

 

Souvla’s delicious Greek cuisine has kept customers lining up at the door. With convenient elements from fast food to high quality from fine dining, Souvla proves itself to be a perfect addition to The Marin Country Mart.

 

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Leina Khan
Leina Khan, Copy Editor
Leina Khan is a junior at Redwood High School and is a copy editor for The Redwood Bark. She enjoys listening to music, traveling and seeing friends.