I was going to drive to the San Fernando Valley for lunch after writing all morning at Coffee + Milk. Instead, the Kalamaki Greek street food truck caught my eye. Every weekday, a different truck parks along Sepulveda Boulevard, just north of Santa Monica Boulevard, and Kalamaki was the latest mobile temptation. Kalamaki means skewer – and straw – in Greek. The food truck’s owner, Antonis Karagiannakis, grew up on Crete and moved to L.A. to develop recipes for Go Greek Yogurt. For the past six weeks, he’s been roaming the streets and parks on Sundays at Melrose Trading Post.
Kalamaki specializes in sandwiches and smoothies, all featuring Greek yogurt, plus salads and skewers. I was impressed with Pork Gyros in Pita Bread ($9). Juicy, well-spiced, fat-streaked pork shavings joined tangy Greek yogurt, chopped tomatoes, shaved red onions, and crispy oregano fries cradled in soft, griddled pita and tucked in foil-wrapped paper.
Good Greek food is hard to find in L.A., so it’s well worth tracking Kalamaki’s location on social media.
Dose of Vitamin P spotlights my favorite pork dish from the previous week.