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OnMilwaukee's Molly Snyder is on a mission during Dining Month to find the best gyros in Milwaukee. Dare we say she’s “On The Lamb” this October?
8415 W. Greenfield Ave., West Allis, (414) 204-8800
This family-owned store opened in 1970 as a Greek grocer. Now, they carry thousands of food items from Italy, Serbia, Croatia, Germany, France, the Baltic region and more. But we went there for one reason: to try their gyro.
Parthenon has a deli counter with sandwiches to go. The gyro, which comes a la carte, is a mere $4.99. Sides are available from the deli case.
We left Parthenon with our gyros, along with a couple bottles of Greek wine, cheeses and olives, and headed home to dig in. The sandwich, wrapped in foil and paper, was still hot after our 15-minute commute.
Parthenon's gyro comes on the standard, puffy, grilled pita bread, but the meat is pleasingly different from others we've tried. It's highly flavorful, with forward flavors of pepper and cumin, and shaved thinner then we've had before. The meat serving was perfect – enough to fill us up, but also not so much that we couldn't fold the sandwich in half which is our preferred way of eating it.
The gyro came topped with red onion and tomato, with a juicy pepperoncini on the side, and a slightly thicker Tzatziki sauce.
Due to the freshness, the easy-to-eat factor and the low price, we will definitely try this one again. We also ranked Parthenon's above our gyro last week from The Gyro Stand.
"We make our gyros with love," says Parthenon deli worker, Adam Heidenreich.
Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.
Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.