Minneapolis' 4 best spots to score budget-friendly Greek eats

Minneapolis' 4 best spots to score budget-friendly Greek eats
Trieste Café | Photo: Ngoc B./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on June 16, 2020.

Craving Greek food?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Greek restaurants around Minneapolis, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture when cravings strike.

1. Trieste Café

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Topping the list is Trieste Café. Located at 10 S. Fifth St. in Downtown West, the deli, Mediterranean and Greek spot is the highest-rated inexpensive Greek restaurant in Minneapolis, boasting 4.5 stars out of 144 reviews on Yelp. Try the Greek salad and the meat pie.

The site has lots more information on Trieste Café.

"We started out in 1991 and we are continuing to provide great service with the freshest ingredients," the business states in the history section of its Yelp profile.

2. Sphynx Café

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Next up is Marcy Holmes's Sphynx Café, situated at 813 Fourth St. SE. With 4.5 stars out of 81 reviews on Yelp, the cafe, Mediterranean and Greek spot has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for an affordable option. The menu features avocado hummus and grilled chicken.

Yelper Kevin B. wrote, "Food-wise, Sphynx offers traditional plates of Middle Eastern meat and rice, typical sides such as salads and baklava as well as fusion items such as an Egyptian burrito or crazy fries. Everything I've tried has been tasty and satisfying."

3. Gyros Grill

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Gyros Grill, located at 1710 E. Old Shakopee Road, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the inexpensive Greek and Mediterranean spot, which offers salads and more, four stars out of 65 reviews. Try the gyro sandwich and the falafel.

Hiroshi A. noted, "Family-run business. So friendly and nice. It reminds me of the place we used to grab gyros in Chicago. Good food, cheap and kind service. Worth checking it out."

4. New York Gyro

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New York Gyro, a Mediterranean, New American and Greek spot in Whittier, is another low-priced go-to, with four stars out of 12 Yelp reviews. Head over to 312 W. Lake St. to see for yourself. Look for a combo platter on the menu.

We looked there for an overview of New York Gyro.

"New York Gyro offers delicious Middle Eastern halal dishes such as shawarma, falafel and kebab. With our friendly crew and alluring ambiance, the fast food middle Eastren concept allows the customer to enjoy a high-quality, great-tasting meal within minutes of placing the order," it states on Yelp in the section highlighting specialties.

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