To all our summer guests, who must face hours of battle with city traffic and the prospect of trundling wearily into the Catskills late evening without supper, try a mid-journey pit stop in Kingston. There’s a relatively wide variety of restaurants in Kingston, including a handful of Greek restaurants, one of which is the excellent Kovo Rotisserie on Front Street, in a light, airy and modern setting.
Kovo Rotisserie’s pita bread is thick, spongy and liberally doused in olive oil, going well with their home made hummus. There are traditional Greek beverages like Greek coffee, soda, wine, retsina and Mythos lager available with the wide selection of other beverages. There are also Greek “Bento Boxes” for kids that offer items like hummus, vegetable spears, cheeses, nuts, avocado, lamb meatballs, beans, fritters and sausage for $10. The Kovo specialties are free-range, roasted chicken ($14 per chicken) and pita sandwiches ($10) with choices of fillings. The food is fresh, wholesome and tasty. In particular, the lamb meatball salad was delicious: filling but not overly fatty. The pitta sandwiches, served with fries, are filling enough eaten on their own because the pita is thick. For sides, the manouri cheese, a mild, creamy sheep’s cheese in the style of ricotta is especially mouthwatering.
You’ll want to try everything on the menu, so order a few dishes to share and some to take with you. Kovo is delicious, solid and affordable: dependable eats for a young family on the go.
Kovo pledges to serve “the finest, freshest local produce and meat possible. All of our meats are supplied by regional farms and cooked in our rotisserie. Our salads are vegetarian and gluten-free, can can be made vegan. Our takeout packaging is made predominantly of compostable, biodegradable and/or renewable products”.
Kovo Rotisserie, 43 Front Street, Kingston, NY. 845-338-KOVO. Opens at 11.30am every day until: 10pm on Friday and Saturday, 9pm Monday to Thursday; 4pm Sunday.
Our Pit Stop Series will culminate in a Top Ten List of restaurants, inns and B&Bs in Kingston, tried at least once during the summer.