The Ultimate Guide On How to Pronounce Gyro

Gyro Wrap Gre.Co Boston

You’re next in line to order and sweating bullets, getting nervous to put your order in because you’re unsure of the proper pronunciation of your favorite Greek wrap. At Gre.Co on Boston’s Newbury Street, we know it’s a tough one to get down so we’re happy to offer some insight. Use our tips below to learn more about gyro and be confident next time you order this delicious wrap.

What is Gyro?

If you’re new to Greek food, you may be wondering what all the fuss is about. Gyro is one of the most popular Greek meals bought and sold all over the world. The wrap typically includes a combination of meat, onions, tomatoes and tzatziki sauce but each restaurant has their own way of perfecting the popular dish. In many places, you have a choice of which meat you’d like, usually beef, pork, chicken or lamb. Depending on the vendor, you’ll also have the option of adding a sauce of your choice, most commonly tzatziki. The wrap has become wildly popular in recent years, with countless restaurants and vendors around the world selling their interpretation of the classic Greek dish.

Origins of Gyro

Many people mispronounce gyro because they try to do so phonetically. To better understand the word’s pronunciation, it is best to understand the origin of the word. The name for this ever-popular sandwich comes from γύρος, which is Greek for “turn,” an ode to the verticle rotisserie used to cook the meat. In Greek, the sandwich is pronounced “ˈʝiros” which is where the American pronunciation originates.

Pronouncing Gyro Like A Pro

Now that you know about the word’s origin, it’s time to give the pronunciation a try. Don’t let the leading “g” throw you off. The best phonetic interpretation is “YEE-RO.” It sounds similar to the European Union’s currency “euro,” for comparison. For even more help, here’s a video so you can hear it for yourself:

Best Gyro In Boston

Now that you can be confident in your delivery, it’s time to get out there and try out what you’ve learned. If you’re in Boston, MA and looking for a tasty gyro in the city, you’re in luck! Gre.Co is located in Back Bay on Newbury Street surrounded by the best shopping around. Head to our restaurant for a quick bite or stay a while, the choice is yours! If you enjoy our gyros, inquire about catering your next event with us! 

Gourmet Greek Food Made Simple

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Gre.Co restaurant located on Newbury Street in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood offers the area delicious Greek food made with only the finest ingredients. Whether you’re a Greek food connoisseur or you’ve never tried it, we know you’ll love the little piece of Greece that we’ve brought to Boston.

Our Greek Food Menu on Newbury Street

When you visit our Newbury Street location in Back Bay Boston, you will have a diverse menu of several mouth-watering options to choose from. Whether you have a dietary restriction or an open palate, our menu will make it hard for you to choose just one dish (so try a few!). Our “Gre.Co Classics” are each a different gyro and some of our most popular choices. The Gre.Co Classics include pork, lamb, chicken, loukaniko, bifteki and veggie options. Some other menu items include pita, salad or a plate with your choice of a protein and sauce. Our salads offer some of the finest Greek ingredients such as Kalamata olives, feta, olive oil, and sundried tomatoes. Click here to view our full menu and choose your meal before your next visit!

Cater Your Boston Event With Greek Food

Our catering menu offers a spread of crowd-pleasing Greek dishes including make your own gyro for $16 per person. The party can choose any three protein options and three sauces. Add a salad to go along with the gyros with our Horiatiki, Cretan, and Mykonian options priced by the tray. We also have options for soup, sides and loukoumades for dessert so you can make a complete meal out of any event!

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Are you ready to try the best Greek food in Boston? Visit us or inquire about catering your next event today! Find all the information you need below.

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An Introduction to Greek Cuisine

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Greek cuisine encompasses some of the richest flavors of the region combined with thousands of years of tradition to form countless mouth-watering dishes. Though there are many interpretations of Greek cuisine, the bases of Greek food remain the same. Use our first blog post to learn about the essentials of Greece’s diverse cuisine and rich history!

Bread, olives and wine have been constant bases of the Greek cuisine going back thousands of years and have outlasted the test of time. As a nation of small-scale farmers, Greece is known for its incredibly fresh ingredients including fruits, grains, vegetables, nuts, oils, cheese and several spices. Serving a meal full of all these incredibly fresh ingredients is one of the many reasons Greek food is known as one of the best in the world. Many of the most beloved ingredients found in Greek food are also found in other Mediterranean cuisines including Turkish, Palestinian, and Portuguese food. Some of the staples of these cuisines include olives, olive oil, lemons, garlic, oregano, mint and thyme. These ingredients are the building blocks to great Greek cuisine and they are some of our finest ingredients here at Gre.Co.

Our everyday eatery allows you to experience the delicacies Greek food has to offer even if you’re in a rush. At Gre.Co, you can choose to eat in-house, take your freshly-prepared food to go, or get a catering order right to your door. You can get a taste of a range of Greek dishes such as pork, lamb, chicken or veggie gyros as well as salads, soups, and loukoumades. Our diverse menu offers customers a range of Greek food so even the pickiest eater will find something to love!


Visit our eatery today for your next meal or contact us to cater your next office occasion, birthday party, or family outing! Want to learn more about how Gre.Co came to be one of the most popular restaurants on Newbury Street in Boston? Click here to get a taste of our story.