Where Did Souvlaki Come From?

It is unclear when souvlaki was first invented, but barbecue methods similar to those made to cook modern souvlaki have been practiced since ancient times. Homer himself spoke of meat being roasted on spits. Archeological artifacts from as far back as the 17th century, BC discovered in Santorini, Greece appear to be a set of stone barbecue with supports for skewers. A bed of coals was apparently placed along the bottom of the vessel, with a line of openings serving to feed oxygen to the flame. Skewers of meat would then be placed across the open top.

At our Seattle food truck, you can taste this ancient practice put to delicious use in the form of our souvlaki dishes. Come and try this hearty classic today!