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Mr. Gyro’s Greek Food & Pastry Has Been Filling Kansas Fans for 40 Years

September 24, 2023

KANSAS CITY – If you’re really hungry for Greek food, Mr. Gyro’s Greek Food & Pastry, with four locations south of Kansas City, Kansas has been the place for four decades for the favorite gyro, but also plates that satisfy any appetite.

Just ask Sharon Hoffman of the Kansas City Star, whose review noted the establishments have been a go-to place for her, starting with a gyro but tells readers to “order something else” – that’s just as good and a lot more on the plate.

Co-owner DeeDee Jovaras’ family comes from the island of Limnos. Her in-laws, Ted and Soula Jovaras, immigrants from Greece, founded Mr. Gyro’s. Soula did the baking and Ted did the gyros, dolmades, dressings, and other savory menu items, recipes Mr. Gyro’s still uses.

“A lot of people want us to do the french fries, but everything here is very very healthy,” said DeeDee. “ You feel good when you walk out. I don’t think you feel like you ate something and then you feel guilty about it afterward.”

(Unless you get the crispy-sweet, to-die-for baklava for dessert. But that’s another story) said Hoffman. Well, maybe one piece.


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