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The Best Late Night Falafel and Shawarma in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / March 9, 2016

shawarma torontoThe best late night falafel and shawarma in Toronto are served at restaurants that are hubs of activity after last call. Equally appealing to carnivores and vegans alike, these sandwiches and platters promise to be delicious, filling and wallet-friendly when you need it most.

Here is the best late night falafel and shawarma in Toronto.

Photo of Sarah's Shawarma by torontoeaters on Instagram.

College Falafel

College Falafel

This College and Ossington stalwart keeps the shawarma spit turning until 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. East Coast donair are the house specialty, but you'll also find classic Middle Eastern street foods including pitas loaded with falafel made fresh to order, chicken or beef shawarma and kefta. More »

Sarah's Shawarma

Sarah's Shawarma

Get your falafel fix at this Annex eatery, which is open until 1 a.m. on weeknights and 3 a.m. on weekends. In addition to deep fried chickpea balls, find chicken and beef shawarma on the menu. Those feeling especially hungry can opt to double up with both falafel and shawarma loaded into a single sandwich. More »

Taste of Shawarma

Taste of Shawarma

Shawarma and falafel are on offer until 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights at this Middle Eastern takeout shop on the fringes of the Castlefield Design District. Sandwiches come slathered with hummus and loaded with a choice of chicken or beef shawarma, falafel or gyro, plus all the fresh vegetables and pickled turnips you could ask for. More »

Ghazale

Ghazale

Three downtown locations of Ghazale are open on weekends until 4 a.m. and until at least 3 a.m on weekdays. The thing to get here is a pita wrap (with falafel, shawarma or shish tawook) and have it dressed with roasted eggplant and cauliflower plus all the usuals like tahini, hummus, tabouli and pickled turnips. More »

Ali Baba's

Ali Baba's

This chain of shawarma purveyors boasts multiple GTA locations, but not all of them are open late. The outpost on Church is an exception that thankfully operates until 3 a.m. on weekends. More »

Alexandria Falafel

Alexandria Falafel

This falafel shop in Parkdale is open every night of the week until 4 a.m. slinging pita wraps stuffed with falafel, gyro, kebabs and chicken shawarma. If sandwiches aren't your thing, go for the plated combos loaded with selections from the hot table, salads, and pickles. More »

Falafel Queen

Falafel Queen

This Falafel Queen rightfully reigns on Queen West until 5 a.m. daily. Get your pita wraps here stuffed with both chicken and beef shawarma or try the "shawafel" featuring spit-roasted meat and falafel balls together with hummus, tabouli and all the fixins. More »

Shawarma Max

Shawarma Max

This shawarma spot on Yonge north of Sheppard nestles shaved meat into pitas until 2 a.m. during the week and until 4 a.m. on weekends. The menu also offers chicken or beef varieties on platters with rice, assorted pickles and fresh veg, plus falafel in either format. More »

Sultan

Sultan

Weekends (until 4 a.m.) at this Danforth and Main eatery can get busy as late night revellers pack in for falafel doused in tahini with salad, and handheld pita wraps loaded with a choice of chicken or beef shawarma and dressed to order with garlic and hot sauce, tabouli and vegetables. More »

Sindebad

Sindebad

At the northern limits of Kensington Market find this purveyor of rotisserie roasted meats satisfying hunger pangs after last call. The menu, featuring chicken shawarma, kebabs and falafel sandwiches and plates, is on offer until 3 a.m. on weekends. More »

Shawarma's King

Shawarma's King

This Mediterranean eatery keeps the kitchen cooking until midnight on weeknights and until 4 a.m. on weekends. The menu here offers falafel and chicken or beef shawarma on platters or packed into pitas with tabouli, pickled turnips and garlic sauce. More »

Nora Shawarma

Nora Shawarma

Enjoy your falafels bundled up in a pita or presented on an over-packed plate with rice, salad, potatoes and pickles smothered in garlic sauce. This casual eatery on Spadina is open until 5 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays for both dine-in and take-away. More »

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