about

Food so good

Like Your Mama Made It.

It all began from humble beginnings when owner Dino Vlachos saw a need in the market for what he called “Greek Street food done right.”

His journey started with his love for Greek food, the sophisticated culture, the upbeat atmosphere and the quality ingredients that he believed was key to solidifying a place in the market by exposing the local South African community to something unique.

After a lot of exploration, he was ready to open his first single stall at Maboneng’s Market on Main.

A place of authenticity, integrity and sustainability. A neighborhood eatery, where individuality is celebrated and where everyone who walked in was family.

To truly create, great food experiences, meant that there was no centralized kitchen. This meant that every dish would be freshly-prepared to order, made using the finest fresh ingredients and served with a personal touch.

He believed that this was Greek street food at its best. And… the public agreed.

Today Soul Souvlaki has expanded to 8 stores, each distinctive in its own design and uniquely on trend.

A space that breathes memorable experiences with food that is simple & wholesome, surrounded by people who are entrenched in our beliefs.

We are Soul Souvlaki – the heart and soul of Greek Street Food

We remain proud of our first store

A container concept opens in Maboneng

It didn’t long for people to fall in love with the Greek inspired, grab-and-go food, and soon enough the cult following led to the opening of the unconventional container store in Maboneng.

We spent many happy years here serving street food to loyal guests before closing up shop to open a few neighbourhood stores.

It is all about

the food

Fresh ingredients, made to order

Our menu is modern and has been localized to showcase our offering of simple and delicious Greek-style street food at its best.

The emphasis in our preparation is in the beauty of home-cooking and being unapologetically imperfect.

Our specially marinated pieces of chicken and lamb are grilled to perfection on skewers and served alongside our fresh and vibrant Aegean slaw or rolled in artisanal warm pitas with tzatziki, rocket, tomato, red onion and Chilli.

Other specialties include grilled Bifteki, skinny lamb chops, our famed grilled Chilli feta parcels and a wide range of vegetarian and vegan items.

There’s literally, something for everyone.

Our sweet selection includes baklava, chocolate melomakarona and kourabiedes all artisanally made by a local Greek Mama and hand-delivered to each of our stores. You’ll also find mini-fridges stocked with Paul’s homemade ice cream (wherever we can support local and artisanal we do).

Our coffee grounds are imported from Greece and prepared in traditional brikis (copper pots) over an open flame to produce the ultimate rich and refined Greek coffee.

Our frappés are just as authentic: coffee and milk are whipped to perfection, sweetened to your liking and poured over ice.

All our drinks come in glass bottles because it just tastes better. Our beers are craft, as are our juices and ice teas. We believe is small batch brewing, cold pressing and supporting small businesses.

the

Stores

Where practicality meets modern design.

Utilising unexpected spaces and locations, stores are built with untreated metals, recycled and reclaimed materials and concrete.

In every store, you’ll find a family photo wall, a large blackboard with a handwritten menu, rustic tables and chairs and high counters with bar stools for casual curb-side dining.

Whilst each store bears similar features and conveys a similar feel, they remain unique in their identities much like each owner.