Off The Menu: Souvla To Open Third Location On Valencia Street [UPDATED]

Off The Menu: Souvla To Open Third Location On Valencia Street [UPDATED]

Photo by Kassie Borreson

Photo by Kassie Borreson

2017 starting off right with the unveiling of Souvla's new Mission location. Mark your calendars for January 16th, as their doors will open to those who crave their chicken sandwiches. Best of all, 100 percent of opening day sales will benefit the Women’s Building, located just around the block from the new Souvla. Now that's small businesses changing the world.

"We're thrilled to be joining the vibrant Mission District community," said founder Charles Bililies about the opening,"[we] will continue to develop the Souvla team for sustained long-term growth and craft roles for talented team members that allow them to succeed."

The Valencia location will be open from 11am - 10pm every day of the week and will offer the classic Souvla menu: Greek sandwiches and salads featuring spit-roasted meats, Greek fries, frozen Greek yogurt, and the country’s only 100% Greek beverage list, including Souvla’s new private label Greek wines in partnership with iconic Greek producer Domaine Skouras.

Check out what we wrote about them in September. Get your tastebuds ready.


A roundtrip ticket to Greece for vacation will run you about $1,000. If you’re like most San Franciscans and want a quick, affordable lunch that makes you feel like you’re on vacation – Souvla is the spot for you.

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Souvla will be opening a third location in San Francisco on Valencia Street in the heart of the Mission in early 2017. Souvla Valencia will be between 18th & 19th, on the same block at Craftsman & Wolves, Dandelion Chocolate, and Tacolicious (in the former Grub space). Head in to one of their (soon to be three) San Francisco locations for a quick and satisfying Greek style meal. If you’re really in a hurry, they even do online ordering.  “Souvla” means “spit” or “skewer” in Greek, which is the basis of their delicious rotisserie styled chicken, pork, and lamb. Their juicy meats are served up in your choice of pita-style sandwich or salad. They use refreshing ingredients like fennel, orange slices, and picked red onions. And if you weren’t sure – yes, you do want the side of Souvla hot sauce.

The Greek fries are good, but if you want serious flavor, the juicy potatoes carry all the flavors of the rotisserie drippings (not for the faint hearted). Greek wines and beer are available if your watch says 5 o’ clock. Once you’re finished with your pita or salad, you can’t leave without ordering their frozen Greek yogurt, which matches perfectly with their baklava crumbles.

******Updated 1/03/17

Written by Erika Montoya, photography courtesy of Souvla  – Their Greek Yoghurt with Baklava crumbs is our featured dessert in our Bay Bites Guide 2016. Have you tried it? Get more foodie news in your inbox weekly. Subscribe now!

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