Paradise Donair

I was originally planning on trying out Ole Ole Mexican Deli for lunch one weekday in April but was disappointed when they weren’t open.  Fortunately, I knew that Paradise Donair was located pretty nearby so I decided to give them a try.

First thing to know is that there is a small inside dining area next door (in the adjoining coffee shop).  But it seems that most people come here to grab their meal to go.  There’s also a small covered patio outside but it’s not entirely clean and it can get chilly on a cold or rainy day.  The interior of this shop was very hot when I visited – I only imagine that some of the heat was coming from the three rotisserie spits.

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Whether you call them donairs, gyros or shawarmas, the thing that they all have in common is that they’re all just meat wrapped in bread.  Paradise Donair has a few pre-set types of donairs or you can choose to make your own.  All of the donairs use the same flat pita bread (which is a thin pita pocket used to hold the filling).  The thing that distinguishes the different sizes (small / medium / large)  is the amount of meat that they use.

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I picked up a medium Turkish Lamb Donair ($5) and the amount of filling was pretty good.  More importantly, the lamb tasted good and it was a filling meal for lunch.

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I came back for another visit in late May and decided to get the large instead for $6.  If you buy 2 large donairs, you get a free can of pop too.  Since I knew the lamb tasted good from my last visit, I decided to get the Large Greek Lamb Donair and I wasn’t disappointed.

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The Large Caribbean Chicken Donair was equally impressive as the chicken was moist and a bit spicy.  For the extra price, go with the large size if you’re feeling hungry

723 12th Street
New Westminster, BC

www.paradisedonair.com

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Posted on June 23, 2013, in Greek, Mediterranean, Middle East, Restaurant Review, Turkish and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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