I love gyros and I love Greek food but I haven’t had it in years. Not since I found out I had celiac disease around 8 years ago.
Imagine how happy I was when I found that there is a local dining place for Gyros!
It’s right near Whole Foods on PCH which makes it a lovely place to stop and grab a Gyro meal sans the pita bread when I am buying my Whole Foods GF items.
You would not necessarily know that the restaurant that I am referring to is a Greek food place since it is called, Chicken Dijon.
And when you first enter, you might think that all they have is rotisserie chicken since that is all they have posted on their menu board but they do have 3 menu items that contain gyros. Just look for the gyro placards on the counter by the cash register.
They have a gyro meal with fantastic tasing and completely gluten-free Mediterranean fries and steamed veggies. Or you can get their gryo salad with a completely gluten free dressing. Or you can order their gryo sandwich – order without the pita bread, of course.
Again, just be sure to order any of their gyros choices, including the salad, without the pita bread since not every person who takes your orders even knows that pita bread has wheat in it (no kidding…the kid that waited on me was oblivious).
As an added note, I have read that all of the Rotisseie chicken meals are gluten free as are the sides that include the salad, hummus, baba ganoush, backed potatoes and the delicious Mediterranean fries which are fries sprinkled with olive oil and feta cheese (which must be gluten free since I did not have a reaction).
I just haven’t had a chance to try the chicken items to be sure.
Although this Chicken Dijon is not a fancy restaurant, it does have tables outside on the patio which makes for a nice, low-key dining experience.
Chicken Dijon has many locations around southern California. Go to their website at www.chickendijon.com to find the nearest one to you and enjoy!