Quick Bites: Padelis Greek Street Food


Located in the center of SLC, Padelis, is the perfect place to grab a quick and delicious bite to eat.

Padelis Street Greek
30 Broadway, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

I’m addicted to street food. Quick to order, simple and easy food that you can get on the go. Unfortunately it always feels like it’s 30 degrees outside, so it’s hard to find an excuse to leave your apartment – let alone stand around outside eating lunch. Luckily, one of my favorite street foods has found itself indoors.


Padelis is dishing up some of my favorite gyros. You start with choosing a style (wrap or bowl), pick your protein, dress it up, then get ready to chow like the Greeks. I always choose the mini street gyros and filled them with all the meats. On the side –  what else but extra crunch fries. For me the key is to keep it simple and let the food do the talking.

First up is the chicken rotisserie, topped with roasted pepper tzatziki, tomatoes, lettuce, and onion. This sweet and savory treat started lunch on a high note. The tzatziki was hearty but did not leave me feeling heavy, which was a major plus.

Finally I feasted on the lamb & beef gyro – the champ of the lunch room, the food of the gods. Padelis serves the softest pita breads I’ve ever eaten. This gyro, topped with traditional tzatziki, tomatoes and onions, packs a punch of flavor and is full of juicy and delicious meat.

This family-owned cafeteria style eatery has glammed-up Greek street food but the roots run deep. From the Greek music serenading you when you walk in, to the family-style service that greets you, Padelis is definitely a place to warm up to in SLC!


There is one thing I'm absolutely certain I know and that is good food. I can't say I am the best cook or baker but I can tell you where you can pick up amazing dim sum, delicious drinks, or the best tacos in town. I can assure you it wasn't always like that. I moved to Salt Lake City from Los Angeles in 2012 and my biggest fear I had was what kind of food sacrifices I was going to have to make. I was worried about having to fill my taco, dim sum, and pastry needs at a chain restaurant or worse, try and cook them for myself. I'm not the worst cook in the world but I dine out at least 4-5 times a week. Surprisingly and luckily for me I found Salt Lake City to be a hidden gem. SLC is rich with great food and creative chefs. My mother, who is a wizard in the kitchen and can slay all cusines, tried teaching me but, as any reformed wild child can tell you, I wasn't so into it. I'm not sure why I find it impossible to follow one recipe, I often end up combining 3 and the results...vary. But don't worry, I'm slowly learning to cook my way through recipes while adding my own flair. I cannot wait to share the best Salt Lake city eats and my own culinary adventures with you!