Even with their sights set on eternal glory, the well-greaved Achaeans besieging Troy had to break for dinner. Today's Groupon brings bounteous Hellenic fare across the wine-dark sea and straight into your mouth, the skilled breaker of horses: for $5, you get $10 worth of Greek fare and drinks at Greek Express in Powell or Polaris, or at Acropolis Gyro Palace on High Street in Columbus.
Greek Express and Acropolis Gyro Palace proffer fast, casual cuisine to distinguishing diners in search of healthier, high-quality alternatives to fast food. Though the offerings at each restaurant are very similar, the prices are slightly different, ranging from $5 to $10 for an average meal. Each of the restaurants offers gyro sandwiches ($2.89+), hummus ($3.99), falafel ($3.89–$3.99), and other Greek specialties, along with American fare such hotdogs ($1.95+) and french fries ($1.49–$1.69 as a side). Unlike glum Saturday-morning cartoons, each Mediterranean mouth saga holds the promise of a happy ending thanks to Greek desserts such as cinnamon baklava ($1.99).