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The Best Shawarma in Toronto

Posted by Robyn Urback / February 1, 2012

Best Shawarma TorontoThe best shawarma in Toronto must start with a strong foundation. That is, the meat. You can have the tastiest garlic sauce or pickled turnips this side of the Atlantic Ocean, but if your meat is too dry (read: pre-shaved or left to sit) or without a slight crisp (shaved too early), the delight of the Middle Eastern fast food will soon start to dissipate.

And still, the spots on this list know the meat is just the start. Proper seasoning, marination, and appropriate shaving time, yes, but also fresh toppings, tangy sauces, warm pita--and hey, a smile never hurts. Of course, I'll take a delicious sandwich and a frown over a sub-par shawarma and friendly chit chat ay day. Never been one for small talk, after all. And on that note, here is the list of the best shawarma in Toronto.

See also:

The best falafel in Toronto
The best hummus in Toronto

Note: A previous version of this list was published in June 2009. Comments below made up until January 31, 2012 are in reference to the old list. We've purposely kept some of the archived comments here because we believe they (mostly) add value to this topic. If you don't want to have to wade through all of them, simply hit the "sort by newest first" link at the top of the thread.

College Falafel

College Falafel

College Falafel has served some of the best shawarma sandwiches in Toronto for years, and its owner isn’t afraid to remind customers of that gratifying tidbit when they walk in the door. Its reputation is grounded in its delicious marinated chicken ($6.49), beef ($6.99), and lamb ($6.99), rotating on the spits and shaved to request. More »

Shawarma Empire

Shawarma Empire

Nevermind the colonial nod in its name, Shawarma Empire will surely seize you with its awesome, awesome shawarma deal. Not only is its chicken and beef tender and crispy, its sauces and toppings fresh and delicious, but two sandwiches can be had for $5.99! Just be sure you have cash on hand, as this empire doesn’t take credit or debit. More »

Me Va Me

Me Va Me

Me Va Me’s express takeout counter is one of the (few?) places in Toronto where you can get your chicken shawarma on a baguette. Middle Eastern meets French? For those who prefer the traditional route Me Va Me offers the same flavourful chicken wrapped in a pita ($6.95), or else set on a plate with rice and salad. More »

Paramount Fine Foods

Paramount Fine Foods

Paramount offers a plethora of Middle Eastern eats, but its chicken and/or beef shawarma is perhaps at the foremost. Generous portions are shaved for pitas ($5.99) and plates ($10.99), paired with tahini, garlic sauce, turnips, tomatoes, and lots of other veggies. More »

Sultan Shawarma & Falafel

Sultan Shawarma & Falafel

Sultan Shawarma is near impossible to avoid on a trip to or from (or anywhere near) Main Street Station. This place has an excellent taste to cost ratio, with quality and delicious chicken or beef, packed with fresh toppings and sauces in a shawarma for just $4.84. More »

King Falafel

King Falafel

It may look like beef on that spit, but King Falafel actually specializes in veal. That’s right, seasoned grilled veal shaved fresh off the spit. And the use of veal, of course, gives whole new meaning to the word “fresh,” in this case. Too soon? (That was another veal joke.) More »

Sofra Grill Express

Sofra Grill Express

Sofra Grill brought its famed Thornhill shawarma down to St. Clair and Dufferin for the masses, and the gratitude is obvious. The chicken or beef shawarma sandwiches come generously proportioned, stuffed to the brim with toppings, and all packed tight for $5.25. Affordable, and you save the gas money to Thornhill. More »

Discussion

125 Comments

Reelair replying to a comment from Gloria / June 1, 2009 at 02:47 pm
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Near Dundas and University there is Pita Palace, I think it is the name. They are the Shawarma place inside the food court at Villiage by the Grange. I think they are the best I have tried in Toronto.
They use pickled Beets as well as the standard Turnip.
I eat there about 3 times a wek, can never finish a full one.
Reelair replying to a comment from Mark / June 2, 2009 at 01:09 pm
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I agree, the place in Village by the Grange is the best. Check my post above. I should run a cross the street ans see what the name is, but it is the only Shawarma place there, hard to miss.
Best thing is it seems family run, so it is very consistent.
somechick / June 2, 2009 at 05:13 pm
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college falafel is by far the best in town (downtown). I would say if you venture up bathurst King David is the absolute best, authentic Israeli style.. Most of the falafel/sharawma in Toronto is crap. You have to go to the middle east to taste the real thing!!! Once you do nothing will ever taste as good, especially the cardboard-esque pita bread they give you and waters down tahina. Ghazale is filthy and Sarahs is all old and over salted.
damon / June 2, 2009 at 05:13 pm
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I love sarahs and college falafel, both are in my stomping grounds and i enjoy them both but I think sarahs is better personally.

haven't been to the college ali baba yet but I'll check it out asap.

love shwarma...
D / June 3, 2009 at 10:39 am
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The best Shawarma in the city is Milo's Pita in the Toronto Life Square food court (Yonge/Dundas). Hard to believe a food court would have the best, but trust me, I have tried Shawarma's from the Mideast all the way to Toronto.

Amazing pickled turnip, great chicken and a real nice whole wheat Arabic pita bread. The guy there makes every sauce from scratch too.
Huge Seagull / June 4, 2009 at 11:20 pm
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Oh right... I forgot that Red & White still has the location a bit further south on Yonge....
tim posgate replying to a comment from apetimberlake / June 15, 2009 at 09:15 pm
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College Falafel is the place to go. The food is made with so much care for the customers. A TRUE neighborhood spot! Don't miss it.
tim
Duker / June 22, 2009 at 11:24 am
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Me va Me makes the best Shawarma hands down. They are located at bathurst and steeles and have a take out location on Steeles and Hilda. Perfectly spiced and they use real fresh pita, nice choice of toppings at the take out. Mark this place down as the best middle eastern food in toronto period.
Teddy / June 25, 2009 at 12:11 pm
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PitaLand at River and Shuter. Chicken Shawarma. Your search is over.







Graham / July 1, 2009 at 07:56 pm
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I believe the place is called Quick Pita (downtown in club area). Their downtown location makes the best shwarmas. They have other locations (one at Y&E) but they put on way too much sauce there and it drips... downtown one is consistently good.
catherine / July 18, 2009 at 11:19 pm
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there is no doubt, the best one is A LA TURQUE. Their chicken shawarmas always fresh, and hot. i do not know what they use for their chicken's sauce but it is spectacular!!!, it is totally awesome different taste from the others listed above.
Jonathan / July 30, 2009 at 11:59 am
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A la Turque is my fav, but FYI they raised the price to $5.75 last month.
Angela / August 3, 2009 at 08:34 pm
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The chicken shawarma at Wrap and Grab on Dundas and Chestnut is absolute heaven. Their salads have also been very fresh everytime I've been there.
Next in line, there is MeVaMe at Bathurst and Steeles that serves delicious pita and shawarma as well.
The Pita Palace in Village by the Grange that a couple people mentioned above is not too bad either, although it really doesn't compare to Wrap and Grab. I'd make the effort and walk a block down.
James / August 15, 2009 at 03:37 pm
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Shawarma Max on Yonge and Hollywood (near the North York Centre) is quite good too.
Lea replying to a comment from apetimberlake / September 28, 2009 at 12:21 pm
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And I say that the real! best Israeli restaurant in Toronto is "Mr. Combo".
Japhet / November 24, 2009 at 10:44 am
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Relatively new but delicious is Pita Way on Carlton, in between Church and Yonge. Loads of fresh toppings, they're open late and the owners are really nice.
Ozzi / December 15, 2009 at 01:37 pm
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You should try Quick tummy time on Yonge(W) and Gerrard. Believe me it is the best one. Heaven by all means ( meat , salad , and sauce ) All are the best!! I am addicted to this place. Try thier Baklava after your meal, it is really good.
jack / December 15, 2009 at 05:34 pm
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you should try the shawarma place in kensington market the place called sana's Kitchen it is very nice
Visitor / February 25, 2010 at 03:49 pm
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There is a new shawarma open on 858 Bloor Street called Shawarma Flames.
The place is amazing and they serve delicious huge sandwiches.
They recently had an opening special at 1.49$ for any sandwich.
worth giving it a try.
kubi replying to a comment from Gloria / April 25, 2010 at 12:46 pm
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well there is a place at Yonge and Gerrard beside big slice called Doner Kebab House has amazing food frendly people good deals i recommend you go there
anton / August 8, 2010 at 12:30 am
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Ive got three words for you MOSAIC MEDITERRANEAN Grill Brampton. Eat there once and you'll understand. Trust me! Try the super shawarma once you'll be hooked for life!!!! I love the place.
mrebmulp / January 26, 2011 at 09:06 pm
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i went to this place called Baba Ali a new small takeout restaurant and the shawarma was amazing the toppings were freash the cute blonde wrapping them made it taste better they are in south etobicoke 3 blocks west of kipling and lakeshore on the south side.
They also have this really cool oven that they make manakeesh in(i think thats how u spell it)in its like a middle eastern pizza. give them a try i thought they were preatty good. heres their phone number 647-347-7717
Teddy replying to a comment from Gloria / April 5, 2011 at 10:40 pm
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Paramount just south of Dundas Square has the best Shawarmas/Falafels/Anything
Pradip / July 2, 2011 at 01:00 pm
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Pharmacy and Sheppard there are 2 shawarma places on either south side of the streets that serve better Shawarma's then the locations mentioned on Lawrence, especially Farhat and Ali Baba's. I never paid attention to the names, but the stores were formally one, until partners split up
progatzz / August 18, 2011 at 12:29 pm
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y'all dont even know...Babos at eglinton and caledonia. Best shawarma wraps in the city. Trust me on this. no wraps like any other place ive been. for 8$ you can get a wrap that will fill you up for dayssss
Lizmo replying to a comment from yt / September 13, 2011 at 04:11 pm
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Being from Ottawa, I'm a bit of a Shawarma snob. If it's not Lebanese, I walk right on by. However, if you're looking for something different, Sofra Grill is the place to be. That eggplant topping is amazing (and I ordinarily hate eggplant)! Sofra's got it right.
Maddy / September 23, 2011 at 04:39 pm
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EVERYONE: try le gourmet shawarma cafe near yonge and lawrence. it is sooo good and pretty cheap($5.50 for a sandwich) its amazing. it deserves to be in the top 5 for sure!
roger / January 22, 2012 at 01:03 pm
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Since the did the renovation to the Eaton Centre food court the Shawarma King has gone. Have they moved to a new location..or under a different name?
J / February 1, 2012 at 11:11 am
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college falafel is the worst. terrible every time I have gone. pita totally falling apart, barely anything other than tons of lettuce inside, tasteless. I think they assume that all of their customers are drunk and won't notice. which is probably true 90% of the time and probably why they were voted onto this list.
Mike replying to a comment from Maddy / February 1, 2012 at 11:34 am
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I've been there several times and I really enjoy their stuff.
Adam / February 1, 2012 at 12:02 pm
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Zeitoun (Danforth and Donlands is the best shawarma in the city. I've been to many places where 5 bucks gets you only the sandwich. However at Zeitoun for that same 5 bucks you get your sandwich and a drink, its a solid deal.
T replying to a comment from D / February 1, 2012 at 12:18 pm
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Completly agree... Milo's Pita is a hidden gem. In the foodcourt in the AMC building at Yonge/Dundas. The owners are really nice as well.
Mauricio / February 1, 2012 at 12:20 pm
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Sham's shawarma on dupont just east of dundas. For anyone in the junction you can't go wrong here
NotiBoy / February 1, 2012 at 12:32 pm
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You guys are out of your minds!
Being and Iraqi , I know how the real shawarma taste should be.

Visit Shawarma Empire @ Pharmacy & Lawrence and find out what you have been missing folks

Rated #1 best Falafel in Toronto 'Toronto Star 2007'
raymes / February 1, 2012 at 12:48 pm
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feels dumb to rank these as there are so many great shawarma places and all match their rival's garlic and hot sauces. Add shawarma express to the list cos they'll deliver to parkdale from church any time you like. Plus cheese fries!
Jbone / February 1, 2012 at 01:15 pm
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I am shocked that Ali Baba's (multiple location)on Dundas st west @ Roncesvalles is not on the list nor already mentioned. I have gone to other locations and left a bit underwhelmed. But for my money The original @ dundas and Roncy is for sure top 10 Fresh ingredients, amazing selection of rices, veggies and EVERTHING. amazing specials everyday of the week.
K. / February 1, 2012 at 01:32 pm
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The only thing that matters in shawarma is volume. Having enough people move through the place to keep the meat fresh. In general any shawarma place in a busy area will be tasty.
Foodie / February 1, 2012 at 02:35 pm
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Damn right Dr.Laffa is #1. Something BlogTO got right for once. For $10 you get a foot long shawarma and the meat and toppings are fresh daily. Unlike most shawarma places where the meat is cold and dry and certain toppings saturate the overall enjoyment of the wrap. Even the employees are quite the character.
Andrew / February 1, 2012 at 02:39 pm
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Born and raised in Scarborough, Armenian/Turkish/Canadian descent. I have been eating Shawarma my whole life.

I discovered Shawarma Empire after Farhat's turned to shit. By FAR the best, especially when the owner, Ahed, is at the reins.

OF CRITICAL IMPORTANCE: Empire layers the ingredients: meat, sauce, veggies, meat, sauce, veggies. This, and its hot sauce, and its superbly cooked meats are what makes it the best.

marlon / February 1, 2012 at 02:51 pm
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great shawarmas on lakeshore blvd w., just west of islington on the south side. don't know the name but yet to find one better.
curtis / February 1, 2012 at 03:24 pm
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Nora Shawarma at Spadina & Richmond is actually really effing good. They had a bit of a makeover a couple of months ago which saw subtle changes to their menu, and their shawarmas taste amazing now. There's something delicious in their sauce.
Omer Khayyam / February 1, 2012 at 03:45 pm
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Doner Kebab by Eaton square near Ryerson university.
PMK / February 1, 2012 at 03:47 pm
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Falafel Royal on Lake Shore. Great shawarma and even better shish tawouk.
Thomas / February 1, 2012 at 05:49 pm
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To me, there is only one - Sofra Istanbul at Keele/400. Obviously a bit off the beaten path, but I make the drive in heavy traffic from Queen W just to have their shawarma whenever I can.

All of the shawarmas I have had downtown always begin with the pita from the bag of pita breads that you buy from the grocery store. enough said.

This is the best shawarma in Toronto, and it's not even close.
Dan / February 2, 2012 at 11:26 am
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I must disagree! Dr. laffa serves great laffas but mediocre shawarma- so it cant be considered as one of the best. Paramount's shawarma is OK not more. Sofra grill was awesome, but for almost a year the quality is really low. Me va me are ok, but again- not one of the best in the city. check this reviews site http://bit.ly/xRw5Ks , and see how people are feeling about the shawarma in some of the mentioned places
Dov Eles replying to a comment from Jbone / February 2, 2012 at 01:50 pm
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@JBone - Agree with the Ali Baba's comment - the original is much better then any other of the franchises in the city(Like Cali Sandwiches).
Like the "best falafal thread" I think Falafal World at Armadale and Bloor should be mentioned - no garlic sauce but really tasty chicken.
Hippy Hater / February 2, 2012 at 04:31 pm
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Too bad Shawarma Empire is too far for all you downtown hippys to get too...leaves more Shawarmas for the rest of us. It seems if it's not on the subway line, then it doesn't exist for you hippies out there.
Duker / February 2, 2012 at 11:42 pm
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Let's be clear there are two types of Shawarmas. Israeli style and arab style. Me va me. Dr. Laffa or Meron are examples of Israeli style in terms of spices(curry) by also they have a ticker pita. Arab style has is server in a thin pita and don't seem to have any curry. I like the Israeli style as I find the it's has more flavor as they it seems to have more spices, the arab version seems bland. Dr. Laffa make it truly authentic Israeli by adding a few fresh cut french fries. Meat wise I think me va me tastes best, but only if you like curry.
Andrew replying to a comment from Duker / February 3, 2012 at 01:08 pm
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Duker interesting comments, and I'll have to recommend you try Empire. They are Palestinian (Arab) and use a curry-flavoured, homemade hot-sauce that is beautifully spiced with a perfect amount of heat. A must.
Shawarma Lover / February 3, 2012 at 03:34 pm
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I must say the best Shawarma I have ever had is at Shawarma Royal....it's very authentic and everything is home-made....it is definitely the best I've ever had and would recommend it to everyone.....it's at 967 Albion st in etobicoke
jaj replying to a comment from Hippy Hater / February 4, 2012 at 02:59 pm
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True, best place in the city. Stupid hipsters not knowing anything other than ali baba's and other chain crap.
Tanya / February 5, 2012 at 06:42 pm
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Definitely "MR COMBO" all the way!!! Located Bathurst and Sheppard. Eat there all the time, and they never disappoint!
CJ / February 6, 2012 at 10:46 pm
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Liberty Shawarma! Yeah, it's in Liberty, but awesome fresh ingredients all the time, and the staff knows the best way to do it up is "everything hot sauce!"
dave / February 7, 2012 at 02:28 am
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There is a new shawarma open on 678 college Street called Pita 2 go.The place is amazing and they serve delicious sandwiches.Pita 2 go menu offers diverse options.Awesome fresh ingredients all the time and the place is clean the staff knows the best way to do it. The "HOT SAUCE IS AMAZING" AND "GARLIC SAUCE" it's home made I recommend them to put it on the jar and sell it.
rza / February 7, 2012 at 09:32 pm
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Thanks for your comment 'dave'. I'm quite sure you are in no way affiliated with PITA 2 GO AT 678 COLLEGE STREET. Again, thanks 'dave', for responding in regards to PITA 2 GO AT 678 COLLEGE STREET.
LeLa replying to a comment from jaj / February 11, 2012 at 03:54 pm
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@Jaj, check out the history of Ali Baba. Just because they grew from one location (Dundas/Roncy) to two (Parkdale), to more and more (Queen W, Bloordale, College, Dundas, Bloor WV etc) doesn't make it a 'crappy chain.' Maybe it means they are successful.
It's actually a family, and they care. Ask for Sammy and give him your feedback if you find something wrong.
YEAH / February 16, 2012 at 01:04 am
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Uh... isn't paramount foods at YONGE AND DUNDAS...

guess you guys gave in cause couldn't find any small "local" places that are "family run" in the annex.
Gary / February 16, 2012 at 02:23 am
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La Turque on Church Street is my favourite Shawarma place in Toronto. I keep trying new places but I always end up going back to La Turque. First of all, they put 7 different veggies in their sandwich and 4 different sauces. (more than any other places I've seen) It seems to be the best combination of Chicken, veggies and sauces. Last but not least, they have the biggest, fullest Shawarma in Toronto. I go there about once a week and I find the guys working there to be polite and friendly. I think it's great value for the money. Best of all, they are open late. (past 1am)

This place kicks Paramount and Ali Baba's ass!
MARQ / February 24, 2012 at 02:57 pm
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I have been eating this food for ever, and the truly best place is in downtown, villa madina it also has a thai express store its on yonge and gerrard. the store is cleaned the salads and display of the food is truley amazing, and the food taste great. the staff actually know what they are doing and explain the different selection to you. check it out
john / March 1, 2012 at 08:34 pm
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theres a nice lil joint near the airport on dixon near the airport its next to the subway its called zido shwarma thought for the price and quality was extremely good, ended up there after waiting too long for the keg across the road from them.. in the end were very satisfied with the food they serve new zealand lamb with salad mmmmmmmm def worth a try if your in the area!
derek / March 2, 2012 at 07:05 pm
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how is taste of shawarma ( dufferin @ castlefield )not on this list? its a top 5 in the city
nour / March 7, 2012 at 05:27 pm
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the best Shawarma I have ever had is at Eglinton square the resto called "ruby"it is really good I think they are the best .
miel / March 7, 2012 at 07:21 pm
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i hate to sound like a grampa, but the best shawarma was in the building on the corner of yonge and St. Joseph, where they're building 5ive Condos now. it was seriously the best. I forget what it was called but i went there at least once a week for three years (theywere open til 4am!)
Jag / March 9, 2012 at 02:03 pm
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BABOS by FAR kills any Shawarma place in the city...
Jag / March 9, 2012 at 02:05 pm
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Sofra Grill is also nice, they put fried eggplant in your Shawarma.... But man, I am surprised that only one person has recommended BABOS... This place puts "Family Love" into their Shawarma... Just make sure you pay cash:)
joe / March 13, 2012 at 11:59 pm
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Liberty Shawarma, or whatever it is called in Liberty Village. More variety and freshest selections of vegetables.
ardy / March 19, 2012 at 12:57 am
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Al tanoor has the best shawarmas and falafel i have tasted in canada. They serve the shawarma with three different kinds of bread/pita.
anthony / March 21, 2012 at 03:15 pm
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Nasbibs on lawrence east of pharmacy is by far the best shawarma..their beef is epic and their toppings arent foun anywhere else in the city..too many crappy shawarma places dont have a solid hotsauce tahini and series of amazing toppings..Nasbibs does..its just down the plaza from shawarma empire and twice as good..
Suzanne replying to a comment from D / March 25, 2012 at 06:59 pm
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Milo's Pita in the food court at Yonge/Dundas square makes the best chicken shawarma in Toronto - I've tried them across the city (as well as in Ottawa, where you will find the best chicken shawarma in the country, in my opinion)and Milo's is the next best thing to Ottawa's versions.
Sarah replying to a comment from roger / April 9, 2012 at 08:49 pm
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I am looking for the place too! I hope they moved to a new location somewhere.. their Shawarma was the best in town!
jason / April 19, 2012 at 05:31 pm
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Ibrahim Shawarma gets my nod, warden/lawrence scarborough, hulking and tasty. Also I love Armenian kitchen's on vic park south of lawrence, really tasty with roast tomatoes and their hot sauce is special.
goodevil / April 28, 2012 at 02:42 am
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THE BEST SHAWARMA 2012>>>> THE TASTE OF SHAWARMA at Dufferin and Castlefield...

You gota give it a try. They are super clean and fresh meat served all the time..
Yum Yum / May 8, 2012 at 04:39 pm
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Have you tried Shawarma and/or Falfel at this restaurant called Best Grill 2215 Steelse Ave. W. Duff./Steels??????
That is truly the BEST. My friends and I go there all the time.
LOVE it.
M replying to a comment from roger / May 18, 2012 at 12:50 pm
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I saw Ali the shawarma king on the bus today - he said they are moving to queen and church -
60 queen!! He said there is a bakery too!!! Opens 2 weeks from now!!!
Majoren / May 29, 2012 at 08:44 pm
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If you want to taste the best shawarma you've ever had, take a trip down to Waterloo, Ontario. Mozy's Shawarma's full flavoured shawarma is better than anything I've tried in Toronto including Dr. Laffa.
Abbas / June 15, 2012 at 02:38 pm
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I'm sorry, A La Turque sucks.

I prefer Paramount to all of these, but before Paramount, there was Sarah's at Bloor/Bathurst. Spent many a days walking there from Bloor and Dufferin to get my Shawarma :)
shawarma / June 28, 2012 at 02:59 am
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Ive tried pretty much every shawarma in the GTA, unfortunately toronto does not have one single good shawarma place.

The closest thing to good shawarma was a place called memo pizza before it became sofra express and when the small place called Shawarma on queen and john had the guy who made it who was an israeli arab, but he left, so... no more.

Other than that Meron bros. in thornhill is the best turkey option, and nora on richmond and spadina has ok beef on a good day.

3 things you should know, 1 - REAL shawarma should either be served on a regular, thick pocket pits, a taboon/laffa wrap, or on a plate, not the thin pita wrap i see all over the gta 2 - shawarma should be served right off the spit and not be put on a flattop grill for further cooking. and 3 - whats with the garlic sauce? the only condements should be humus, generous amounts of tehina on top and if your lucky, AMBA!!!!
shawarma / June 28, 2012 at 03:00 am
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if you lot wanna try it in a laffa, dr. laffa makes em but the actual shawarma is crap

and whoever said me va me, please die!
homam / June 28, 2012 at 08:20 pm
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A BIG DISAGREE.. All of the above choices are garbage..take it from a middle eastern dude steeped in Shawarma..Ottawa has one or two good shawarma places.. in TO you have to go up town..BUT try Sara's Shawarma on Bloor east of Bathurst..by far the best downtown TO..
dan / June 29, 2012 at 07:51 pm
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I confirm that Shawarma's King will soon reopen at 60 Queen East. I walked there today and it is almost ready.
bern replying to a comment from dan / June 30, 2012 at 01:13 am
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just opened today and this is THE BEST SHWARMA EVER!!!
new these guy back in the day in TEC... YOM!!!
Canadianskeezix / June 30, 2012 at 06:24 pm
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Stopped by the newly-opened Shawarma's King at Church and King today. As good as I remember from their days in the Eaton Centre. A welcome return.
Addus5 / July 1, 2012 at 11:06 am
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I havent found any good shawarma in toronto.yet. the best ive had was from sultan of kebab in brussels belgium.

I like thinly sliced moist spiced lamb off a huge piece of meat like what is in the.third.picture i at the top of this blog post. Garlic sauce and lots of.good.veggies are a must. Who does this in toronto?
fatima replying to a comment from Pradip / July 8, 2012 at 03:12 pm
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the one in the corner is the best place on pharmacy and sheppard
Saleem / July 14, 2012 at 02:29 pm
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i think the best shawarma place is Villa Madina they are everywhere you go, and the actually look clean, the staff have uniforms, the skewers look neat and fresh and so do the stores, i guess there sucess of good product allowed them all these new locations, all these other places mentioned are ok but i still go with the big chain that has sucess and food safety on its side
roger / July 17, 2012 at 03:49 pm
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the best Shawarma sandwich I ever had is in Brampton at Shawarma Queen under the new owners. It's exactly the original taste of back home/Jordan...the right seasoning that they use.
roger / July 17, 2012 at 03:51 pm
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I forgot the \location, it's on Main st. East of Bovaird.
Ace McNugget replying to a comment from roger / July 17, 2012 at 04:58 pm
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not in toronto then, much like many of the other offerings above.
technoma / July 24, 2012 at 01:29 pm
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The Annex's Sarah's Falafel (Syrian) and Bloorcourt's Empire Falafel (Sudanese) are my favourite shawarma joints, hands-down.
Nick / August 11, 2012 at 10:26 pm
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I just hit up Al Tanoor (Lawrence E by Warden) HAS to be top 5. Rivals Shawarma Empire (who's are fantastic) with better meat, fresher veggies and fresh bread. Only thing they don't have is that amazing empire sauce.
Stratch / August 18, 2012 at 02:49 pm
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Dr. Laffa is amazing. I would also add Sababa to this list.
Stratch / August 18, 2012 at 02:57 pm
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Dr.Laffa is really good and I would agree.
I would say that Sababa should be added to this list.
It's very simple but fresh and super tasty.
che / August 21, 2012 at 02:49 pm
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toppings ... definitely comimg back! surpasses Ali Baba as best local joint!
memo / September 18, 2012 at 11:14 pm
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the worst shawarma i had was pita lite at wodbridge tastless very dry. bad service
Sami / September 23, 2012 at 12:48 pm
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I this Mr Shawarma worth to be in this list but not sure how to add it
COSPLAY / September 26, 2012 at 11:45 pm
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y'all dont even know...Babos at eglinton and caledonia. Best shawarma wraps in the city. Trust me on this. no wraps like any other place ive been. for 8$ you can get a wrap that will fill you up for dayssss
Jimmy / October 7, 2012 at 01:10 pm
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Paramount Fine Foods should NOT be on the list as their food is terrible. I went only cause a good friend of mine was boasted how amazing it was. I asked for certain things to be taken out and they weren't and cause of this I got an alleric reaction. Plus they put hot sauce and ALOT of hot sauce which I never even asked for.

Never again will I go to this place and I hate it so much I never walk by it as I cross the street then cross the street again so I never have to look at it.
Bree / November 19, 2012 at 02:28 pm
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I like Sarah's Shawarma best. The meat is so moist and perfect, and for some reason they always give me free stuff. They're just really nice people. I'll ask for a small, and they'll charge me for a small, but give me a large. Great place.
KB / November 22, 2012 at 11:57 pm
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It's not in TO but if you're ever in the Keele and Hwy 7 area and very hungry, be sure to visit Pita Golden Pocket. The owners are the friendliest people ever! Try getting out the door without them thanking you for coming by! I'd love to bring a scale and weigh one of these beauties! I swear they weigh at least 2lbs. Homemade hotsauce and mango sauce is simply awesome.
One word....FANTASTIQUE!!!
Ali fetyani / November 29, 2012 at 09:47 pm
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Iv tried them all but Blog T.O most definitely did not check out Sofra Istanbul! by the best shawerma Toronto has to offer! true Turkish style pita from their wood burning oven and fresh toppings! Shewerma lovers this is a must !
mike / February 4, 2013 at 01:37 am
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there is a new shawarma place calls Euro shawarma on 401 keele it is the best fresh home made falafels n the best beef n chicken shawarma
john / February 5, 2013 at 08:00 pm
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babos is the best shawarma in toronto on caledonia and eglington
Dee Em / March 16, 2013 at 11:49 pm
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I cannot believe that the ACTUAL best shawarma restaurant is not on this list. College and Bathurst, clean little place called Shawarma Bites. Best wrap I've ever had. I've tried both the beef and the chicken. Both outstanding, but seriously the beef one is by far one of the best pitas I've ever had. In addition they make their own pita bread. If you go in there and order, I suggest you tell them to make you the pita the "traditional" way as if they would make it in the Middle East, and let them add the toppings. Believe me all you shawarma lovers, this is one place you do NOT want to miss.
r replying to a comment from Dee Em / March 21, 2013 at 09:22 am
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I love Shawarma Bites !!!!! it is the best shawarma !
r replying to a comment from shawarma / March 21, 2013 at 09:24 am
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Try Shawarma Bites college and Bathurst.
midsummer in uk / July 15, 2013 at 09:01 pm
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Currently it sounds like Expression Engine is the top blogging
platform available right now. (from what I've read) Is that what you're using
on your blog?
Vicky / August 29, 2013 at 03:01 pm
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The best shawarma I have ever had was at Pita Q on Bloor and Spadina. Their garlic sauce is phenomenal. Never had better garlic sauce in my life.
shawarama expert / September 7, 2013 at 12:12 am
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The best is Babos at Eglington and Caledonia for chicken and beef shawarama.. mixed plate cost 9$ and they give you alot.. and shawarama royal at Albion and islington they also have skewers of chicken and beef..also pita land used to be good they had a lot locations.. the one on steeles..
sda / September 21, 2013 at 05:27 am
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rmrm replying to a comment from Duker / October 25, 2013 at 04:34 pm
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me va me it is the best shawarma in toronto i've worked personally in a lot of deferent shawarma restaurants .. and i worked in me va me too i think me va me it is the most
clean and fresh food regardless the fact that it is the best shawarma in toronto
however the quality just amazing the portions veryyy big it just worth the price
and in general really good food
rmrm replying to a comment from Duker / October 25, 2013 at 04:47 pm
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am going to help you guys finding the best shawarma places in toronto .. (1) me va me
(2) hanna's shawarma 9301 bathurst street richmond hill .. (3) belle bathurst and finch plaza
(4) meron to go 11 disera dr thornhill .. this list it is my favorite places for shawarma

try it out
Farhad / November 14, 2013 at 01:37 pm
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I am disappointed that Nora Shawarma (Richmond & Spadina) is not in the list here. They have the best shawarma in Toronto.
m.dewalist.ae / December 30, 2013 at 09:33 pm
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Wow, fantastic blog layout! How long have you been blogging for?
you made blogging look easy. The overall look of your web
site is excellent, let alone the content!
Michael / January 16, 2014 at 03:00 pm
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I honestly think Babaganoush Shawarma(Allan Rd and Sheppard Ave West) 1150 Sheppard is one of the best Shawarma I have ever tried in Toronto and thier Kefta is AMAZING. Me and my wife loved the dine in their aswell!
tajemniczy.url.ph / February 11, 2014 at 11:33 pm
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Amazing! This blog looks just like my old one! It's on a completely different subject but it
has pretty much the same layout and design. Great choice of colors!
Henry / February 20, 2014 at 09:48 pm
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Guys try falafel n shawarma is tha best
Jack / February 20, 2014 at 09:50 pm
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Euro shawarma is the best
Daniel / February 23, 2014 at 01:04 am
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Euro Shawarma is supposed to be on here ! it is AMAZING! 2706 Keele St, Next to Tim Hortons CANT MISS IT
Jess / February 23, 2014 at 01:05 am
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Euro Shawarma !!!!!
BillyO / March 22, 2014 at 11:28 pm
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I like the shawarma place on Cumberland, just west of Yonge. It's beside the busy takeout place at lunch, I don't know the name of either but both are great, same owner I think. One of the shawarma guys looks like a young Sylvester Stallone, pretty jacked up dude. Great lunch deal, shawarma and drink, $5.
Ohk / March 22, 2014 at 11:40 pm
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CafeZem Mississauga SHAWARMA
Hits the ceiling tried and tasted ?!
money / April 1, 2014 at 01:03 pm
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I never really write on here but for this I feel I have to...

Ibrahim's is BY FAR the best (and best value) quick shwarma in Scarborough, maybe the GTA - it's fantastic!
tommy / May 16, 2014 at 08:14 pm
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I am a huge shwarma fan. So I've decided to try all of the restaurants suggested here over the next little while. Just finished eating dinner at sultan on Danforth and was very dissapointed. I ordered the mix plate and I found the beef chewy and the chicken lacked flavour. The price was cheap and the helping was big but mainly consisted of plain white rice and undressed cabbage and very little meat. I hope this list improves as I would give sultan a 5/10. Ali Baba's in the beaches is better to hive you an idea.
Derek / August 14, 2014 at 02:01 am
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I went to college shawarma on the recommendation of this site, had the chicken shawarma plate. The taboule, humous and salad were excellent however the chicken and rice i found kind of weird. The chicken had a really weird spice and the rice was almost soupy like, the rice was good but its not normal lebanese style and certainly the chicken wasn't close. I expected a lot more taste wise from the chicken paying 15$. Certainly does not compare to Montreal.
sonny / September 2, 2014 at 10:02 pm
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I went there with wife and kids after reading all the positive reviews.... the laffa bread by itself is nice and fresh....but it was all downhill from there...had ordered the falafel in laffa, shawarma in laffa, sabih(which comes with a laffa) and burger/ fries for the kids.... nothing was tasty...unseasoned, bland , ill tasting. won't be going back.

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