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Gyro vs. Shawarma: What's the Difference?

Gyro vs. Shawarma: What's the Difference?

Image zoom Credit: Juanmonino/Getty ImagesA gyro (pronounced YEE-row) is a Greek dish that is typically served on a pita. Made with stacked meat that has been cooked on a vertical rotisserie, “gyro” means “round” in Greek. Gyro meat is, unsurprisingly, often flavored with Greek seasonings like rosemary, oregano, and thyme. “The sandwich, a Greek gyro, pronounced ‘year-oh’ is a lamb, tomato and onion concoction nestled in a fold of a soft bread called pita. Shawarma meat is exceptionally flavorful and juicy, as it is marinated at length in spices like turmeric, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, and garlic.