Greek street food has had something of a hard life in Sydney.
While beloved in Greece, the gyro, also referred to as souvlaki, has been all but banished to greasy, can-of-Coke-for-a-dollar takeaways. The kind of joints with logs of sweaty processed meat on rotating pedestals and tabouli made from the grass used to decorate model-train sets.
Not at Zeus Street Greek at Cronulla where fusing modern Greek street food with the best of Australian produce has for a long time attracted a new generation of Hellenic food lovers.
And now Zeus has taken its cuisine to a new level with the launch of their new menu.
The classics like the ‘Uncle Tzimmy’ Pita will remain a permanent fixture but will now be joined by menu items marking Zeus’ evolution of its Hellenic Greek heritage with the infusion of Australian ingredients and contemporary flavour profiles.
The playful new menu offers four additional meat based dishes.
These include two new beef pitas using premium Wagyu beef, the Piccalilli pork pita which puts a Greek twist on the classic mustard and pork pairing, and the Otto pita which indulges the Australian love of schnitzel, combining chicken schnitzel with a zingy preserved lemon mayo, Aegean slaw and caramelised onions.
For non-meat eaters, there are several new alternatives available including the Phyleto fish pita- fried flathead, fennel cucumber slaw, tzatziki and parsley - and the Fimi Falafel pita, premium vegan falafel, cucumber slaw and beetroot hummus.
A seasonal salad offering has been added to the mix to offer customers greater variety and highlight Zeus’ commitment to sourcing local seasonal produce.
For Gods in training, the arena has doubled with three Lil Dimitri packs now on the menu for kids.
The mini Gods can now choose from crumbed fish, chicken or calamari, all three options come with chips and juice.
Costa Anastasiadis, co-founder of Zeus said the new menu is a testament to Zeus’ ability to fuse the old with new and commitment to evolving with their customers.
‘‘At the heart of Zeus is a sense of hospitality and sharing,” Anastasiadis said.
“We have a passion for quality and building a community, and this is reflected in everything we do, our new menu launch is no exception.
‘‘We invite our customers to join us in our journey to share and celebrate our unique take on modern Greek street food — one that challenges the perception of the beloved souvlaki from a greasy hang-over cure, to a healthy flavoursome meal.”
The new menu became available on February 1.
- Zeus Street Greek Cronulla is located at 19/21 Gerrale St, Cronulla.