Dig In & Drink Up: Lemon Chicken Soup

From The Gyro Spot

Authentic Greek food awaits all who come through the door of The Gyro Spot in Fuquay-Varina. Whether you choose a classic gyro or souvlaki, a Greek salad or spicy tirokafteri cheese with pita bread, you’re guaranteed to find satisfying sustenance.

Among the fast-casual eatery’s most popular scratch-made menu items is the lemon chicken soup. Consider it ladled comfort in a bowl that nourishes the soul as much as the body.

“The soup is made from a stock we create using chicken thighs and vegetables,” says owner Derek Kostantinos Mikilas, a Greek American. The Fuquay-Varina resident runs the restaurant along with business partner Sue Stamos.

Available in 8-ounce bowls and quart-sized containers, the soup is sometimes referred to as avgolemono, meaning it’s prepared with a mixture of egg yolk and lemon juice. It also contains well-seasoned rice, carrots, celery, and onions. A large black kettle near the front counter keeps the savory goodness piping hot all day.

“It’s a very traditional Greek soup,” Mikilas shares. “My mother on my Greek side grew up eating soup just like this. When she tried it here, she said it brought her back to her childhood.”

Don’t leave without ordering a hearty portion of house-baked baklava for dessert. It’s crunchy on top and moist on the bottom, just like you would find in Greece.

1005 E. Broad St., Fuquay-Varina
(919) 285-3608

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