Why leave town when we have some of the best food right here the valley. From Apples to Zucchini Bread, we've got it all. When it comes to Mediterranean food, we have a few great options in town. You can go wrong with any of them. When it comes to gyros, though, there's one that's my favorite. I've had gyros in Seattle and Portland but they pale in comparison to my favorite gyro in the Yakima Valley.

Conveniently named Gyro House on the corner of 37th and Nob Hill has my favorite gyro, and for a specific reason.

Before we get into that reason. a gyro is a kind of Mediterranean sandwich. Thinly sliced meat often accompanied by grilled veggies like onion, peppers, tomato with a tzatziki sauce (that white yogurt, cucumber, garlic sauce) wrapped in a pita.

What I love about Gyro House is you can get a gyro without the veggies and replace it with fries. Brilliant idea!

Not knocking the veggies as I do like them, too, but it just makes the sandwich more bulky so the fries makes it a little more manageable for me.

Now, I'm sure Kabob House can make one of these for you as well. I haven't looked at their menu in a while. This gyro with fries in pita was kind of a secret menu item at Gyro House but it's on the menu now. I'll have to order one from Kabob House with fries subbed for veggies, but in the meantime I'm here to tell you the best gyro in the world is at Gyro House.

And they're open for pick-up and to-go.