The family-owned and -operated Kalita Grill Greek Cafe makes gyros, wraps, salads, plates, desserts and more that burst with flavor. Take the beef shawarma wrap we had on a recent visit. Tender steak strips are wrapped in pita bread with lettuce, grilled onions, tomatoes, pepperoncinis, marinated red cabbage and parsley. It’s doused in a well-spiced, vibrant tahini sauce. Everything on the wrap is well-made, but we’d like to highlight two humble ingredients that elevated this from the routine to the sublime. First, the ample grilled onions add a slightly sweet, rich umami flavor with each bite and, second, the pita is the perfect texture, holding up the entire, gooey operation while providing an understated, balancing and satisfying flavor. Like other dishes at Kalita, this is not your average Greek wrap.
Kalita Grill Greek Cafe. 2426 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303-443-0596, kalitagrill.com