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Best NC Triangle Restaurants for Cheap Greek Food

(The Triangle Trend) — While we may not be able to dine like Zeus and Athena, there’s no shame in trying to. From moussaka and souvlaki to baklava, tzatziki, spanakopita, dolma, and gyros—you can at least get a taste of all the magic right here in the Triangle. And on a budget too.

Jasmin & Olivz Mediterranean

424 E Six Forks Rd, Raleigh, NC 27609

2430 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27607

1109 Ledsome Ln, Cary, NC 27511

Jasmin & Olivz Mediterranean serves up a blend of Greek and Lebanese, equipped with healthy, fresh ingredients for top-tier dishes. They call themselves a fast-casual, healthy, and fresh Mediterranean restaurant. Local produce is at the root of their menu and ensures one-of-a-kind delectable flavors. Their motto is “no corners cut to prepare everything from scratch daily.”

Taza Grill

6325 Falls of Neuse Rd, Suite 19, Raleigh, NC 27615

Taza serves up a wide variety of quick, freshly made, authentic Greek dishes, with delicious vegetarian and vegan options! They’ve been praised by numerous diners for providing the best lamb gyro and platters in the area. Be sure to try their chicken shish kabobs hummus and tzatziki sauce.

The Simple Greek

2320 Bale St, Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27608

The Simple Greek is in the process of transforming the understanding of the modern Greek restaurant, with a blend of high-quality ingredients, open kitchens, and a Greek atmosphere. All in a quick-service, down-to-earth setting.

Showmars

1009 Stadium Dr, Wake Forest, NC 27587

4203 Corners Pkwy, Suite 120, Raleigh, NC 27617

Many of Showmars’ ingredients are purchased locally with every meal being fresh and prepared to order.  From their famous fish sandwich and pita burger to their gyros and flounder platter, you’re bound to love their signature items.

Greek Cuisine

5311 S Miami Blvd, Durham, NC 27703

Great Cuisine is great cuisine (pun intended) for a filling and quick lunch. We suggest trying their Mediterranean plate with chicken or the steak gyros plate. Their outdoor seating is comfortable and offers a good place to get out of the office for a few minutes. Expect a fresh, tasty lunch for under $10.

Shish Kabob

9101 Leesville Rd, Suite 141, Raleigh, NC 27613

8711 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615

Mediterranean specialties that are as tasty as they are healthy. Served with quick and neighborly service in the inviting, new, cafe-like atmosphere. Their menu is bursting with flavorful, healthful choices that will leave you and everyone in your party smiling. Everything from the wildly popular gyro to vegetarian dishes, and fresh, colorful salads to their house specialty of grilled-to-perfection kabobs.

Mykonos Grill

2253 S Church St, Burlington, NC 27215

Inspired by the Greek Island, Mykonos, where residents have enjoyed the most wonderful grilled specialties, prepared from only the freshest ingredients and purest olive oil, this Burlington diner now brings that same experience to you. Our top pick for anyone following a Mediterranean diet and looking for a nourishing meal!

GRK YEERO

169 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

GRK YEERO is truly a “can’t-miss” eatery. They’re an experience worth sharing with those in search of a fine meal. Watch them prepare your meal through their open kitchen and enjoy the relaxing music. Their specialties include Grk Yeero, Greek Cuisine, Mediterranean Cuisine, Gyro, Yeero, Shawarma, Shish Kebab, Veggie Platters, and fresh Salads.

Gussy’s Place

2945 S Miami Blvd, Suite 122, Durham, NC 27703

Gussy’s brings the authentic flavors of the Mediterranean to the Triangle. Expect fresh, local Greek food. They are both a brick and mortar restaurant and a food truck, the latter of which hosts drive-in movies!

Sultan’s Deli

1459 Beaver Creek Commons Dr, Apex, NC 27502

Sultan’s Deli prepares Greek and Mediterranean food cooked to order and made in-house every day. They’re frequently recommended for authentic, fresh, and delicious Greek cuisine. Their portions are generous and their condiments are practically identical to eateries located in the Mediterranean.

Greek Fiesta

 8521 Brier Creek Pkwy, Suite 109, Raleigh, NC 27617

Greek Fiesta Kitchen serves good-for-you, authentic, mouth-watering foods daily. You’re sure to savor their authentic flavors and traditionally prepared recipes. They’re famous for their char-grilled kabobs that are always made fresh in-house and marinated overnight in their special Greek Fiesta blend of spices.

International Delights

740 9th St, Durham, NC 27705

International Delights has proudly served over a million diners since its founding nearly three decades ago. Head here if you want to experience the Triangle’s most expertly curated, true-to-origin Mediterranean and Palestinian-Lebanese inspired cuisine.

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Cierra Smith | Editor

Raleigh-born writer passionate about cultural awareness and social change. You’ll typically find me somewhere studying a language, writing, or doing pilates. Consider me a health-conscious foodie with an interest in all diets and lifestyles.

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