Shawarma

Shawarma

In no more than five minutes flat, your visit to a shawarma store goes from a swift slice across slow-cooked chicken or beef dripping with fat, to a full stomach without knowing much of what’s happened in between. It is the quintessential fast food. But behind the quick movements of the chef and the quick mouthfuls of the hungry diner, is the long and painstaking labour behind our otherwise brief culinary journey.

Like the busy Middle Eastern (as well as Torontonian) streets where it is served, shawarma is a packed medley of tastes and textures, all brought together by the hustle and bustle of many skilled hands. They work in tandem, blending marinades and spices in harmonious traffic that we might miss when we devour the finished product.

In Scarborough, you can grab a shawarma wrap as a quick lunch on your way to class or work, or at a slower pace, enjoy a plate with perfumed rice and crisp salads like tabbouleh. So even if you’re in a hurry, be sure to savour every bite of the juicy meats and their cool and crunchy pairings.

Shawarma

There are a great many ways to make this dish; the video above is simply one version. If you search YouTube, you may find several from which to choose.

Restaurants with shawarma

Alabon Libon Caribbean Cuisine
place 623 Kennedy Rd, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.261.2870
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 12:00:00 to 21:00:00
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Al Tanoor
place 1993 Lawrence Ave E, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 647.341.6000
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 12:00:00 to 23:00:00
star_rate Rating: 4.00
Altayeb Kabab
place 1801 Lawrence Ave E, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.901.6631
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 11:00:00 to 23:00:00
star_rate Rating: 4.10
Amazing Shawarma
place 2928 Eglinton Ave E, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.431.9090
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 11:00:00 to 22:00:00
star_rate Rating: 4.10
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Armenian Kitchen
place 1646 Victoria Park Ave, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.757.7722
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 11:00:00 to 23:00:00
star_rate Rating: 4.40
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Family Shawarma & Falafel
place 3121 Sheppard Ave E, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.496.8010
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 11:00:00 to 23:00:00
star_rate Rating: 4.20
Habibiz Restaurant & Cafe
place 1939 Kennedy Rd, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 647.268.4342
star_rate Rating: 3.40
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Ibrahim BBQ
place 1967 Lawrence Ave E, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.615.1010
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 11:00:00 to Wednesday 05:00:00
star_rate Rating: 3.80
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Johnny's Shawarma
place 1904 Kennedy Rd, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.298.7917
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 10:00:00 to 23:00:00
star_rate Rating: 4.40
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Nasib's
place 1867 Lawrence Ave E, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.285.7223
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 10:00:00 to 21:00:00
star_rate Rating: 4.60
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Ruby's Mediterranean Cuisine
place Eglinton Square Shopping Centre, 1 Eglinton Square, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.840.0020
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 10:00:00 to 21:00:00
star_rate Rating: 4.50
Shawarma Boss
place 1921 Eglinton Ave E, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.750.2277
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 11:00:00 to 22:00:00
star_rate Rating: 4.30
Shawarma Empire
place 1823 Lawrence Avenue E, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.285.1337
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 11:00:00 to 21:00:00
star_rate Rating: 4.50
Tasty Shawarma
place 2993 Sheppard Ave E, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 647.435.3815
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 11:00:00 to 23:20:00
star_rate Rating: 4.20
Villa Medina
place 300 Borough Dr, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.279.1221
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 10:00:00 to 21:00:00
star_rate Rating: 2.60
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