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Mitra Canteen: More Effort Needed

Been having some serious cravings for donairs/shawarmas lately (ever since that time when our fav donair shop was closed when we got there). So, when we found ourselves in the Mt. Pleasant area of Vancouver, we decided to try grabbing some donairs from a place that we’ve never been to before… Mitra Canteen.
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Donair & Sub House: Four Napkin Minimum

Back in mid-March, I noticed a newish donair shop along 6th St near the Buranby/New West border. The interior is a bit spartan but people usually don’t go to a donair shop for the atmosphere.
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Donair Girl: Donairs on Edmonds

Shaved spit-roasted meat stuffed in a pita… that’s what it all basically comes down to. Whether you call it a donair, doner kabob, gyros, shawarma, etc… they’re all basically the same thing.
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Mr. Greek Donair Shop: Donairs, Donairs, Donairs

Back in August, I came across Mr. Greek Donair Shop, located next to the Save on Foods on the upper level of Highgate Mall. Unless you frequent this area, it’s easy to miss because you can’t see it from the street level.
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Ishtar Donair: New West Shawarma Joint

Ishtar Donair is a relatively newish restaurant that opened up in the former Taza Falafel House location on 6th Street in New Westminster. They serve up the same type of food so there’s not much of a change to the interior… expect to find mainly donairs and shawarmas here.
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8 @ Doneras: Middle Eastern in New West

8 @ Doneras is a small little donair shop located on Eighth Street in New Westminster, across from Douglas College and in the same complex as Rong Rong Tea House. I’m often surprised at how good food can be at these little nondescript places.
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Shawarma Corner: Tasty Donairs

I’m always up for a good shawarma… whether you call it shawarma, gyro, or donair – there’s something about grilled meats on a spit that harkens back to a time when people used to bbq dino burgers on an open flame.
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Leila’s Donair Town: Donairs in New West

Leila’s Donair Town is a tiny shop located on 12th Street in New Westminster, close to the Burnaby border, which serves up donairs, falafels, and shawarmas.
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Taza Falafel House: Shawarma

Back in 2014, I visited a little hole-in-the-wall burger shop in New Westminster called Burger Burger. The burgers were pretty good but the shop closed up not too long after. Afterwards, I noticed that a middle eastern falafel place took over the location but I just haven’t found the time to visit until just recently.
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Quik Bite

It’s been a number of months since Georgio’s Cafe closed on Rumble Street in Burnaby. For a while, I didn’t think anything would reopen in that spot. Well, recently, a new Filipino place opened up called Quik Bite (they have another location in New West).
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Donair Star – New West Hole-in-the-Wall

Donair Star is a tiny hole-in-the-wall located on 12th St. in New West.  From the outside, it doesn’t look like much… but then, most donair places are like this. Read the rest of this entry

Pita King (Brentwood)

Everytime I watch the end of The Avengers, I get a hankering for Shawarma.  Seeing as we were out at Brentwood, we decided on satisfying our craving by grabbing some food at Pita King in the food court.  Read the rest of this entry