Thursday, June 28, 2012

Vassi's Drive-In (Hellertown, PA)

1666 Main St, Hellertown, PA 18055, T: 610-838-1877

Vassi’s is not really a drive-in, but rather an old-school local snack bar/ice cream parlor, which is bumping on this very hot summer evening. They are mostly known for their gyros, hot dogs, and ice cream (Soft Serve and Hershey Ice Cream).

I get the NY Gyros ($5.49): classic Greek pita grilled well, shaved meat, well spiced and a bit crunchy, fresh lettuce/tomato/onion, and very tasty light tzatziki. Hands-down the best street gyros I have had in US! I also have a Hot Dog ($1.35), which is kind of a coney dog, but with a deep fried dog (and mustard, onion, and homemade chili). It is good, but not outstanding. The soft serve is mostly sweet – the ice cream they serve is from Hershey.

VERDICT: 88/100
Vassi’s is one of the best old-school drive-ins I have visited in the US, and that is purely on the basis of its superior gyros. The hot dogs are pretty good, while the ice cream is ok.

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