We love gyro's and if they're available at festivals, farmers markets or events in CNY it's always our first choice.

We discovered Zeina's on Varick Street and thought they had best gyros we've ever eaten. They were so fresh and juicy compared to others we've had that we went back for more the same week! While taking photos to tell you about it, we discovered Zeina's is Lebanese Cuisine. We thought gyros were Greek? Is there a difference?

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Cindy McMullen/TSM

According to Wikipedia: A gyro or gyros (Greek pronunciation:ˈʝiros Greek: γύρος, gyros, literally 'turn') is a Greek dish made of meat cooked on a vertical rotisserie, traditionally pork, or chicken, and outside of Greece with beef, veal, and/or lamb, and usually served wrapped in a flatbread such as pita, with tomato, onion, and tzatziki sauce.

Is there a difference between a Lebanese gyro and a Greek gyro? According to Google some of the differences are spices and herbs but then again it depends on location like on the coast or inland. Lebanese is not regarded as heavy where Greek cuisine is much richer.  That's overall but what about the gyro? We can't even agree on how to say gyro.

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