A freshly made gyro. Photos by Stephen Garza

Kingwood residents now have a new food option to experience. Taste of Greek, a local food truck owned by Altin Mula, has recently relocated from Atascocita to Northpark Drive. “We used to be over by 1960 for about a year and a half, but the location was not very good for us,” Mula said. “There’s no Greek food around Kingwood, and the traffic was bad over by 1960, so we decided to move.”
Taste of Greek serves, as the name suggests, a variety of Greek food. Mula explains that serving authentic Greek food was the primary reason for opening his food truck. “I was looking around; I tried different Greek places, and I didn’t like them. It was more Americanized Greek food, and not as Authentic as I liked. That’s why I decided to open my food truck.”
Mula is very dedicated to giving the best food experience to his customers, no matter the weather. “If it’s raining, I go outside and bring the menu to their cars. I don’t want them to have to get out of their car. I’ll let them order the food from there,” he said.
Some examples of the food you can expect at Taste of Greek are gyros – warm pita bread wrapped around beef and lamb, crisp tomatoes and onions seasoned with oregano, topped with a special tzatziki sauce which is a secret family recipe given to Mula by his grandmother. The sandwich is $7.
A couple other options are the dolmades, which are grape leaves stuffed with a blend of fresh herbs, spices and rice, and soaked in lemon sauce. Five pieces cost $2.50. There is also a gyro plate, which is pita bread, gyro meat, French fries, tzatziki sauce and a side salad all served on a platter This is $12 and is the most expensive menu item.
“During the summer we try to stay open all day. We usually tell people on Facebook when we are going to be open or if we are going to do any changes to our availability. If a customer wants to know if we are open, they can always call us. When school starts, we are open from 11a.m. to 2:30 p.m. because we have to pick up the kids from school. Then we open again at 6 p.m.,” Mula said.
If you want to experience a Taste of Greek for yourself, you can find it located at 1956 Northpark Dr, Kingwood. You can contact them at 832-335-7587. You can also find them on facebook at facebook.com/tasteofgreek.

 

Aleksandra, the daughter of Altin Mula, is serving food to customers.

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