Gyros is a meat dish which is made up of pieces of pork or chicken or beef. Gyros can also be made with minced meat. It is named gyros due to the fact that it turns around itself, from the Greek word gyro (γύρο =around). The name was originally donner – widely known as donner kebab however this is a Turkish word and therefore gyros was used to replace it.
The meat is passed through a metal skewer and the meat slowly spins around itself with fire on one side. The gyros is then sliced in thin strips and placed in a pitta.
It is served in a pitta with tomato, onion, fries and a variety of sauces such as tzatziki, yogurt or mayonnaise.