About 3-4 years ago I fell in love with Greek/Mediterranean food. And if you know me, when I decide I’m into something…I’M INTO SOMETHING. This love has been present for the last few years and during this pregnancy it has been a THING. Kaleb loved me during this phase of my life where I was dragging him to all these hole-in-the-wall places where he only felt safe ordering dry chicken and rice.
Why do I love Greek food? So simple. Variety. If I can have 5-6 things (or more!) on my plate at one time, my love language has been spoken. Another reason why I love buffets, but let’s not get into my dark side today.
So, a few weeks ago an agent told me I should do a Greek food round-up and I immediately set the plans in place. OKC has several great options for this and Lord knows I am here. for. it.
Preface: I’m not super clear on the nuances between Greek food and Mediterranean food (spices, maybe? Religion? idk) but Greek is easier to type so I’m saying Greek. If you have an issue you can take it up with someone else. I ain’t got time.
Mediterranean Deli and Imports: My realtor friend James told me I needed to check this place out immediately. It is on N May and it’s basically a grocery store which happens to serve food, too. I called my brother and told him we were going and that we had to order most things on the menu. He was game. Notable items:
The salads. OMG. We ordered the caprese (standard), the pasta salad, the potato salad, and the cucumber salad. I would have been totally happy if it were 4 sides of the cucumber salad. I was thinking about it for days. Second best was the potato salad. All of the spices and flavors were on point. Just get the cucumber salad, ok?
Zorba’s: Zorba’s is what I would consider to be OKC’s cornerstone Greek resto so I have to write about it. They have belly dancers on the weekends after 8 but that’s my bedtime so I’ve never experienced this life. Zorba’s is good, but I can’t say it’s memorable. I’m sorry. I’m so sorry.
Camilya’s Mediterranean Cafe: This is another place on N. May (for Greek food just visit N. May) and it may be my favorite. Reason being, the fattoush salad. Toasted pita chips, lemony herby dressing, cucumbers, tomatoes. It’s a flavor explosion and it’s really SO tasty. My mouth waters at 8 am thinking about it. I ordered the chicken shawarma this time and it was a 10/10. Their vermicelli rice is on point. Their hummus and baba ganoush is amazing, too.
Baba G’s: The Chipotle of Mediterranean food. Y’all KNOW I love Baba G’s. It’s quick, it’s delicious, and you get TONS of food.
Let’s Do Greek: This is a super popular food truck in OKC so I wanted to feature it, too. Me and my girl Rachel went at 11 am last week and the owner didn’t show up to unlock it until like 11:02. First red flag. I gave the benefit of the doubt (already nervous they were just going to be microwaving old food), and when we walked in the A/C clearly was not on. I mean it was TOASTY in there. We stood there about 30 seconds and then bailed. The reviews online are great but I can’t endorse Let’s Do Greek at this time. Sars.
That’s the Greek/Mediterranean round-up! Please let me know when you plan to eat Greek food again and I will put it on my cal. 😉