Lately, I’ve been in the process of working on the changes coming to the blog here, and os have had less time to actually pursue new and exciting sandwiches.
But that doesn’t stop me completely.
Nearly three years ago, I wrote about a place called HyMart in North Hollywood. It’s a great Mediterranean sandwich shop tucked into a strip mall at the south end of the North Hollywood Arts District.
It’s a fantastic place, and while I’ve visited it numerous times since my review, I’ve never had the urge to write about them again since because I usually get the same sandwich.
While different from the initially reviewed sandwich, The Chicken-iliki is a real stunner. It contains hummus, lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, pickles, cucumbers, Greek olives, avocado, feta cheese, lemon, olive oil, mint, basil, pepper, tzatziki yogurt, and tahini sauce all on display with the delicious and tender pulled chicken.
The sandwich is an explosion of flavor in your mouth. Each flavor complements the other without being overpowering, and the chicken is flavorful, tender and juicy. Despite the amount of ingredients, this sandwich is light and refreshing, perfect for a summer afternoon in valley heat.
I could go on about the sandwiches here at this excellent small business, but really the amazing added touch, and the other reason why I will always share the secret about this amazing sandwich shop, is the service.
The people who run and work in this shop always offer up a happy greeting when you walk in. From the second you step inside their door, everyone is happy to see you, as if you’re a member of their family and they haven’t seen you for weeks. Every time I walk in their, one of the owners always greets me by name (though most of the time it’s not the right name, I thoroughly appreciate the extra welcoming).
If you get a chance to check out HyMart (also known as Georgi’s Place), definitely stop in. Not only are the sandwiches delicious, but you’ll immediately feel at home.
Until next week….
Chicken-iliki **** 1/2 Stars HyMart Sandwiches 4795 Vineland Avenue North Hollywood, CA 91602