It was time for lunch and I couldn’t decide what I wanted to eat, so I walked through Pike Place Market and down Pike Place. I spotted Mr. D’s food truck in front of their restaurant being renovated, and realized that it’s been a while since I’ve eaten Greek food.
I walked up to the truck and there was no line. I ordered their Lamb Yeero (Gyro). The pita bread was thick and somewhat chewy and it was wrapped into the shape of a cone so you could eat while walking, using a fork to avoid directly touching your food. The Yeero was tasty and satisfying overall, but most of the lamb was at the top and most of the veggies were toward the middle and bottom of the cone, which made it difficult to get a good mix of ingredients into every forkful and bite. Their Lamb Yeero included a good portion of marinated lamb, lettuce, tomatoes, and onions, but they were drowning in tzaziki sauce. I really liked the sauce, but a lot of it leaked through the wrapper, onto my hand, and down my arm. It wasn’t pretty. It’s a good thing I grabbed extra napkins. Maybe they could put the cone wrap into a cone-shaped cup (similar to what is used for shaved-ice) to keep leakage at a minimum.
When I tasted the marinated lamb on its own, it had a nice bit of spice to it but it was a little dry. I’m not sure if the lamb was cold or if the cold sauce caused it to become cold, but either way the lamb was colder than I had expected.
Honestly, Mr. D’s Lamb Yeero is good but not a must eat food in Seattle, especially if you are a gyro connoisseur. I consider it average in taste and above average in presentation.
Mr. D’s restaurant will be re-opening sometime next month, but until then, they are serving up their food from their food truck. They are located at 1518 Pike Place and they are open daily from 10am to 6pm.