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I really like Gyros, and would like to have/serve them up in our theater. But, I can't find where to get the Gyro meat locally. Anyone know where you can get this stuff?
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Make it yourself:

Alton_Brown_Gyro_Meat_Recipe

Or you can often buy a whole spit from you local Greek restautant.
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Most people get it locally. Of course that depends on where you live.

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After a 3 week trip to Greece a few years back for some reason I can't stand to eat gyro meat anymore. Or lamb for that matter. I used to like it.
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After a 3 week trip to Greece a few years back for some reason I can't stand to eat gyro meat anymore. Or lamb for that matter. I used to like it.

Greece is the wrong place to get it, try Germany. catered more towards americans and really delicious. Donor Kebab!!!

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nevermind.
The question was really what grocery store carry this product. And, from my investigations, you cannot purchase this at the consumer level. Bummer.
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nevermind.
The question was really what grocery store carry this product. And, from my investigations, you cannot purchase this at the consumer level. Bummer.


Sure you can! We get it at Whole Foods all the time.

Its from a company called Kronos
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are these those sandwiches with that yogurt topping stuff? Hmmm not sure if I"m a fan
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Oh man, Whole Foods Rock! I just pigged out on their smoked bbq bar last week. I'll have to search out the Gyro while I'm here visiting.

I remember a couple years ago I bought a box of the stuff in the supermarket. It wasn't half bad. And this was in Canada, so if it's in Canada it should be everywhere in the U.S.
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Giant, Safeway, WEIS, Shopper's Food, Costco, Food Lion, nobody has them in this area!
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call the company that makes it, call 1-800-621-0099 and ask where its sold in your area.
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W: "hello, is this gyro meat guy?"
G: "why yes it is. How can i help you today?"
W: "don't get smart with me. You know damn well why I'm calling now give me gyro meat".
G: "coming right up"
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I buy my gyro meat from GFS (Gordon Food Service). They are a food service that primarily caters to restaurants and institutions, but they have retail markets that are open to the public. Here's the store locator: http://gfs.know-where.com/gfs/

They have a large selection of gyro meat: Chicken, Athenian, Chicago, Olympic, etc. They also have a very good tzatziki sauce.
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Thanks.
But, Gyro meat is not available in Maryland.
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Try a local butcher shop. You would be surprised what you can get there. It will be better quality for sure and is usually at a better price then the supermarket.

People have gotten so used to going to large chains for everything that they have forgotten about the ways our parents and grandparents bought things before large corporations stepped in.
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Now I’m almost tempted to spend a £4.00 pounds on Kebab tonight.

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Sure you can! We get it at Whole Foods all the time.

Its from a company called Kronos

If anyone has found it, can you let me know where in the store, what section? and if it was a package kit, just the meat, frozen?

I'm in southern jersey near philly. I've been to acme, shoprite, wegmans, aldi, whole foods, and trader joe and havent found gyro kits, gyro meat, or even tzatziki sauce. I'm even considering buying online, but it would prob be $20 for 1lb with shipping, seems kinda steep
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"People have gotten so used to going to large chains for everything that they have forgotten about the ways our parents and grandparents bought things before large corporations stepped in."

Funny you mention that. Our local butcher shop just closed up shop after 62 years! Economy and chain stores to blame.

I've determined the Gyro meat is not an east coast consumer item. Probably to protect the restaurant industry. Oh well, I guess it's nachos and jalipenos for this home theater!
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I checked online, the only place I found was ParthenonFoods.com

their cheapest package is 1lb (22 slices), for $8 + approx $10 shipping for 2day.

I assume this stuff can freeze ok so I could get a bigger package

5lb (110 slices) $37+$18SH
or uncut 2.5lb $18+$13SH or 5lb $30+$18SH

Add the price of the pita, sauce, etc, its prob a little over $4/gyro. $3/gyro if you got a bigger package. Seems pricey, but prob half the price of what you would get from a restaurant. They probably get their meat from the same place.
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Yeah, I've checked all the online sites. They require overnight or $30-50 plus shipping on their meat products or you are SOL. It;'s a shame you can't buy this stuff at the consumer level.

Basically, it's 80 bucks for 5 lbs of meat. Well, it's pre-cooked, at least. :-)
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Yeah, I've checked all the online sites. They require overnight or $30-50 plus shipping on their meat products or you are SOL. It;'s a shame you can't buy this stuff at the consumer level.

Basically, it's 80 bucks for 5 lbs of meat. Well, it's pre-cooked, at least. :-)

well the place I looked at allows you to do 2day. They say they will only guarantee overnight, but say the ice should last 48hrs. so about $60 for 5lb so it would be about $2.50/gyro for just the meat They also sell uncooked loaf, about $50 for 5lb
I've been debating placing an order with them to try them out.

Even if it was $80 for 5lb, thats about $4/gyro. You add the cost for the pita, and sauce, its prob around $5. The last place I saw that sells cooked gyros was some pizza place and it was about $7. so I guess the price isnt THAT bad. Its too bad no stores have this stuff
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Well, I didn't do the math, but, it may be worth the shot.
I do LOVE the taste!
I had seen some critics on the orders from some websites where the meat showed up thawed out and the consumer was disappointed. The fully cooked meat is probably not an issue. I don't need any of the sauces or anything, so, maybe I may get it a whirl at payday.
Where do they ship from?
I'm in Maryland.
Too bad it's not in Costco......

our local butcher closed after 60plus years:

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Well, I didn't do the math, but, it may be worth the shot.
I do LOVE the taste!
I had seen some critics on the orders from some websites where the meat showed up thawed out and the consumer was disappointed. The fully cooked meat is probably not an issue. I don't need any of the sauces or anything, so, maybe I may get it a whirl at payday.
Where do they ship from?
I'm in Maryland.
Too bad it's not in Costco......

our local butcher closed after 60plus years:


They ship from around chicago I think, makes sense, I think that is where they originated (in the US).

I was just thinking of costco as I have a membership there and its the only place I can think of that I havent looked.

Its still pretty cold around here. If their claim that the ice packs lasts 48hours then I think I should be ok. I think all fedex packages fly to memphis overnight, then out to their destination, so if I ship two day, it will prob spend the most time in the midwest or here, both cold places.

I dont feel like buying 5 pounds, who knows how it tastes. I'll prob just place an order for 1lb.
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But, Gyro meat is not available in Maryland.


I assume that you are being sarcastic because I bought a Gyro kit at an Aldi in Baltimore City a couple of weeks ago. When I went back they were gone, but like Sideshow Bob, they'll be back. When I see them again, I will buy more than one.
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There are a lot of Somali's around here and shops that sell Camel meat, I would bet they sell "Gyro meat."
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I love that stuff, just don't tell me what it's made out of.

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I got some at Sprouts market in my area, not sure if they're regional or national.
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My local grocery store used to sell 1 pound packages, but they didn't sell enough to keep it, so now I have to buy the kits.
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