Put Long Island’s GreeKrave on your list

New contributing writer Markos Papadatos reviews Long Island eatery GreeKrave, offering Greek cuisine with a modern approach.


On Oct. 31, this Greek-American journalist had the privilege to dine at GreeKrave in Deer Park, New York. It offers authentic Greek cuisine for its patrons, with a modern approach. They utilize the finest ingredients in their cooking, and it is all about high-quality and customer satisfaction.

It was founded by Spiro, a New York City contractor, and Chris, a Long Island diner veteran.


COURTESY: Markos Papadatos
COURTESY: Markos Papadatos

The meal

GreeKrave‘s “avgolemono” soup is quite impressive, as well as their side order of Greek fries, and their Greek salad. Patrons can also make any dish a platter with a choice of savory add-ons, such as “soup of the day,” small Greek salad, double pita and French fries.

“The Real Greek” sandwich is worth more than just a passing glance since it is comprised of pork gyro stuffed in a warm pita, lettuce, tomato, onion, tzatziki, spicy feta (“tirokafteri”) and French fries.

Due to its elaborate menu, at Greekrave, there is always something new and different to try at each visit.

For children under the ages of 12, a “Kid’s Krave’s” menu is available, which features pita dog, gyro slider and Koto boukies (chick breast tenders).

They have an array of traditional Greek desserts including baklava, rice pudding, as well as “galaktobureko,” which is custard in filo dough with honey syrup.


COURTESY Markos Papadatos
Their motto is as follows “Eat Greek, Live Long,” and rightfully so. COURTESY Markos Papadatos


The Verdict

All in all, Greekrave is one pleasant fast food restaurant to dine, with a family atmosphere, and Greek music playing in the background. It is worthy of more than just a “rave,” and is a hidden gem in Deer Park. Their goal is to offer authentic and healthy food with a creative twist, and they were able to accomplish that in this visit. The staff and owners are extremely friendly, thus showcasing their Greek hospitality. Greekrave garners 5 out of 5 stars.

Stop by if you’re in Long Island.

All major credit cards are accepted, and catering is available for any special occasion, and they have a customized menu for any party. GreeKrave is located at 9 Bay Shore Rd, Deer Park, NY.  Email or 631.522.1133. 


Markos Papadatos

Markos Papadatos

Markos Papadatos is an acclaimed Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 4,400 articles over the past 9.5 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music including Aerosmith, George Jones, Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Dame Vera Lynn, Lee Ann Womack, Idina Menzel, Hank Williams Jr., Connie Smith, Lynn Anderson, Martina McBride, Rascal Flatts, Ray Price, Charley Pride, Armin van Buuren, The Marshall Tucker Band, Megadeth, Charlie Daniels, Ann and Nancy Wilson from Heart, Susanna Hoffs and Vicki Peterson from The Bangles, Matchbox 20, Hot Chelle Rae, Martin Garrix, Jewel, Amy Grant, Kris Allen, David Cook and Phillip Phillips from American Idol, teen sensations Cody Simpson and Austin Mahone, Daniel Powter, Matt Nathanson, Little Big Town, Easton Corbin, Chris Young, Sandi Patty, Matthew West, DJs Paul van Dyk and Sander van Doorn, Dan Tyminski, Ron Block and Jerry Douglas from Alison Krauss and Union Station, Rhonda Vincent, Del McCoury, Gene Watson, among countless others. He has also interviewed Olympic gold medalist in wrestling Mark Schultz (whose life was made into the film "Foxcatcher"), as well as Olympic gold medalist in diving David Boudia, and the world's greatest magician, Criss Angel.
Markos Papadatos

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