Donair Land – Donair or Shawarma?
Whether you call them “donairs” or “shawarma”, I like to call them tasty pockets of goodness. Donair Land is conveniently located across from the Joyce Street Skytrain Station but slightly tucked away from the main intersection at Joyce and Vanness. The last time I was here, I remember this being a busy little grocery store so I was surprised at how good the donairs tasted.
The first donair that I chose was the Caribbean Chicken donair for $6.95 (more like a shawarma) and came with lettuce, tomato, onions, cucumbers, tabouli, and hot peppers all stuffed into a thin pita pocket. This was one massively stuffed pita and was a bit messy to eat but I enjoyed the freshness of the tabouli and how it contrasted with the heat of the peppers.
I also picked the Original Beef Donair for $4.95 which came with the basic lettuce, tomato, onions, and cucumber. They were fairly generous with the meat and you could really taste the beefy flavour of this pita.
My favourite was probably the chicken and each was very filling. I like how they use a thin pita pocket so there’s not too much bread filler but it does make it a bit difficult to eat because there is so much filling that wants to burst out of these pockets.
Food: 4.5 / 5
Service: 4 / 5
3384 Vaness Ave