New York Gyro Opens In Pennsylvania

Downtown Allentown's Seventh Street is a delicious drag.

From Mexican restaurants El Patron and Taqueria Los Amigos to Chinese hot spots Chan's, China Wok and Happy Garden to other ethnic eateries such as Casa Latina, Cuchifrito, Winston's Jamaican Restaurant and Ethiopian-centric Mariam's Restaurant, the thoroughfare has picks for every palate.

The newest addition to the tasty strip is New York Gyro, which opened May 22 at 513 N. Seventh St.

The 27-seat restaurant offers various sandwiches, salads, wraps, and platters, including beef and chicken shish kebabs, falafel, and steak.

The main draw is the restaurant's namesake, which can be ordered with fresh-cut lamb, chicken or both. All meat is halal.

"We're looking to offer delicious, affordable options for the neighborhood — just like what you would get at a New York street cart," said Iffy Mahmood, who is operating the restaurant with his brother, Moe Soonasra.

Read more on New York Gyro and the menu highlights at its new location on The Morning Call.