Hire GRECO Catering For Your Next Boston, MA Event

Here in Boston, MA, you can indulge in the American version of Greek food or choose Greco truly Greek. You’ll experience authentic street fare at our modern eatery, made with Greek love. Start with a classic gyro with your choice of fillings and sauces. Add a delicious side of Greek salad or zucchini crisps. And finish off your meal with legendary loukoumades.

 

Our Catering Options

At Greco in Boston, MA, we offer different types of catering packages depending on your event, dietary needs, number of guests, and other essential details. Our most popular options include boxed lunches that come individually wrapped with protein, sauce, and a side—served with pita.

 

Gyro

At Greco, we have plenty of Gyro catering options that will match your taste and style for your event. We have pork, lamb, or chicken gyro options filled with tomato, onion, and tzatziki.

Did you know that the Gyro originated in Greece and is a trademark of Greek fast food? A Gyro is packed with thinly sliced meat, tomatoes, raw red onions, lettuce, tzatziki, and fried potatoes. Try it a Greco today!

 

Bifteki

Bifteki is a delicious take on Greek meatballs. A combination of oregano, mint, and onion comes together to create a traditional Greek flavor. This dish can also be considered a Greek burger. Here at Greco in Boston, MA, we offer Bifteki with ground beef, Greek herbs, onions, tomatoes, and spicy feta. Try it today – it can’t be beaten.

 

Loukaniko

Loukaniko is a Greek sausage made from pork or lamb, flavored with various other dried herbs and seeds, and sometimes smoked over wood for a smoky aroma. Loukaniko is typically served as a mezze, often sliced and fried. It can also be cooked into any number of dishes. The name comes from ancient Roman cuisine Lucania, also used in Greece. At Greco, we offer Loukaniko with pork and leek sausage, onion, tomato, and a delicious dipping mustard sauce.

 

At Greco in Boston, we have plenty of authentic Greek food options for you to cater your next event throughout Boston, MA. Visit our website to view our menu and learn more about our Greco story. View our locations to visit us today.

History of Gyros and Where To Find Them in Boston, MA

When you first think of Greek food, Gyros are typically one of the foods that will come to mind. Once you eat your first gyro, one will not be enough. Have you ever wondered what the history of gyros actually is, and where they originate from? Many other cultures have a similar type of sandwich, so what makes a Gyro different? 

 

What is a Gyro?

The name “Gyro” itself comes from a Greek word meaning “round,” due to the round shape of the rotisserie the meat comes from. The slabs of meat, anything from beef, pork, lamb, or chicken, are seasoned and wrapped around a spit. The meat slowly cooks while rotating, and it is then sliced and placed into the sandwich. Traditional gyros include meat, tzatziki, chopped onion, chopped tomato, and sometimes even fries. These ingredients are all encased in a round of pita bread.

 

There are plenty of different variations out there, the uniqueness of Greek Gyros includes fries – however, these can be optional. In Athens, there is a version of this sandwich known as “Kalamaki.” All the elements of the sandwich are the same except the sliced meat is replaced with souvlaki.

 

Where can you get Gyros in Boston, MA? 

In Boston, MA, we are far away from the authentic Greek street foods that offer fresh gyros wherever you turn. However, we have a few hidden gems that may offer you a great escape right here in Boston. Here are some of our favorites in the city: 

 

Committee: This contemporary Greek restaurant is located directly at the Seaport. Cool crowds don’t just come for the food, with delicious gyros and spanakopita “grilled cheese” with feta and kasseri. They also come for the craft Greek cocktails, a kicky bunch with unique names that will always have you guessing. Visit us today to take a dive into Greece. 

 

Greco Truly Greek: There’s the American version of Greek food, then there’s the true blue GRECO experience. Indulge in our classic gyros with your choice of fillings and sauces. Add a delicious side of Greek salad or zucchini crisps. And finish off your meal with legendary loukoumades. At our modern eatery, you’ll experience authentic street fare, made with Greek love. Take a step off of the Boston, MA streets into a Greek experience. 

 

Visit Greco Truly Greek Today

Greco Truly Greek has a variety of different locations throughout the city, offering authentic Greek street fare made with fresh ingredients. We may not be around the corner from the beautiful country of Greece, but you can definitely get a good taste of the experience right here at Greco in Boston, MA. Visit us today!

Where to Celebrate Greek Holidays in Boston, MA? 

Greek Independence Day, a national holiday, was celebrated among Greek communities on March 25. It commemorates the start of the War of Greek Independence in 1821. Greece had been part of the Ottoman Empire since 1453, and the revolt was precipitated on March 25, 1821, when Bishop Germanos of Patras raised the flag of revolution over the Monastery of Agia Lavra in the Peloponnese. 

 

In Greece, the holiday is celebrated with patriotic speeches, parades, and military demonstrations. There are parades, most typically organized by schools, where children march with the Greek flag dressed in traditional customs. Although this doesn’t happen in the US for Greek Independence Day, there are some fun ways for you to celebrate in Boston, MA this year.

 

Celebrate with Lunch at Greco in Boston, MA

Although Greek Independence day has passed, and the celebrations in the United States aren’t as thrilling as they may be in Greece, you can still get in the Greek spirit here in Boston, MA! At Greco in Boston, we have plenty of authentic Greek fast food for you to try throughout Boston, MA. Visit our website to view our menu and learn more about our Greco story. View our locations to visit us today.

Our delicious lunch options include: 

  • Gyro
  • Loukoumades
  • Homemade Greek Sauces
  • Loukaniko 

 

Date Night Out at Krasi in Boston, MA

Krasi is Boston’s addition to the authentic experience of meze and wine, a Greek tradition embedded in the culture. It promises a fresh perspective on Mediterranean food and craft cocktails, alongside hospitality worthy of the iconic location. Krasi in Boston, MA serves wines that have never been poured in this city before. 

If you have family or friends coming into town, Krasi is the best place to come for delicious Greek wine and meze that can’t be found anywhere else in the city. With a one-of-a-kind interior to give you the authentic Greece experience, this is the best place for a date night or drinks with friends! 

 

Host an Event at Committee in Boston, MA 

Lastly, if you are looking for a fun way to celebrate Greek Independence, or just gather with friends, consider coming to Committee in Boston, MA. Bring the energy, spark, and fun of a cocktail party to an event of any size at Committee. In our high-energy eatery by Boston’s waterfront, guests mix and mingle over Greek Meze, a dining concept originating in the Mediterranean that encourages them to sample, share, and socialize. 

The space at Committee heightens the laid-back electric vibe, with modern industrial design. We have plenty of different event spaces, with a gleaming bar as center stage, an outdoor patio, and a vibrant scene where people constantly flow in and out. Guests can gather at tables or chat around the bar. The culinary twists, the hand-crafted cocktails, the dynamic wait staff, the harborside location—it all combines to create a refreshing get-together you will never forget!

Check Out These Fun Facts About Greek Cuisine

We put together a list of facts about Greek cuisine. Keep reading below to learn more about why Greek food is unique and why it is popular around the world! Visit Greco in Boston, MA to try our authentic fresh Greek cuisine.

 

Champions of Olive Oil

Olive oil consistently receives praise for being a star of the Mediterranean diet. Many scientists have proven that olive oil helps to prevent diseases like Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and cancer if consumed regularly. Olive oil plays a key role in Mediterranean food – Greek food, in particular. Greeks take great pride in the fact that their ancestors were, in all likelihood, the first people to plant olive trees in the Mediterranean region, including France, Italy, and Spain. Greek cooking utilizes olive oil in just about everything, adding rich flavor to every meal!

 

The Story of Potatoes in Greece

The Greek story of potatoes states that Greece’s first governor, Ioannis Kapodistrias, wanted to introduce potatoes into the beautiful country. Legend has it, he ordered potatoes that were to be given for free, but the Greek communities showed no interest in this exotic crop. He thought of a trick. He ordered potatoes that were to be unloaded in public display and guarded by security. They instructed the guards to turn a blind eye if any of the locals tried stealing the potatoes. The plan was crowned with success. The Greeks saw the potatoes as valuable, and soon began stealing them all – quickly, they fell in love with the new exotic crop.

 

Little Meat, Lots of Vegetables

Greek cuisine can be associated with tender meat dishes, such as lamb skewers and kleftik, and tangy cheeses like our favorite, feta. The rocky terrain and arid climate of Greece made it much easier for sheep and goats rather than cattle, so the most traditional meat and dairy products originated from those animals. For many centuries, pork, poultry, rabbit, and seafood were seen as luxuries and typically only used for a special occasion – or in the old times for the high-class. Vegetables, therefore, were the primary menu options across Greece. With plenty of vegetables growing in the region, the fresh vegetarian dishes are priceless. For most dishes nowadays, meat is a side dish or an extra add-on.

 

East Meets West

Lastly, ss with most famous cuisines, Greek food is full of influences from around the world, but mostly from its neighbor Turkey. Most of Greece was part of the Ottoman Empire for almost 300 years, and as a result the dishes you find in modern Greece you may also find through the Mediterranean. These dishes include stuffed vine leaves, tzatziki, and many more. It is difficult to say where each of these dishes originated, though it seems that most sweets delicacies of the region such as baklava, came from Greece with strong influences from the middle east and Turkey.

 

Visit Greco Truly Greek Today

At Greco Truly Greek in Boston, MA, we have plenty of vegetarian and meat options for you to try. If the winter blues have been getting you down, try something new! Our authentic and fresh Greek cuisine can’t be beaten – not to mention you can just grab and go!

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