Downtown Doner Kebab at Grand Central Market?
Back from an early lunch at the Grand Central market (pupusas!) and noticed a new kebab/shawarma place that opened across the aisle from the Salvadoran stand there. I didn't see the name, as signage isn't up, but witnessed a skewer of slowly roasting meat and pita stacks. Has anyone tried this place? Good or bad? Name? Menu choices? Please post here. And any other suggestions related to kebabs in the Downtown area would be appreciated.
I forgot to include the address:
in Grand Central Market
317 South Broadway, #E-4
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Delivery: 213-621-9555 or 213-621-9552
and some selections from the menu I picked up:
Shawarma Platter, Chicken Shawarma platter, Falafel platter, Rotisserie chiken platter, Hummos, Moutabal, Tabouli, Stuffed Grape Leaves, Shawarma Sandwich, Chicken Shawarma Sandwich, Falafel Sandwich, Chicken Sandwich with Garlic Paste, Pastarma Sanwich, Whole Rotisserie Chicken with Garlic Paste & 2 Pita.
Finally tried this little stand today. They don't have "doner kebabs" - like Spitz in Eagle Rock - which are the Turkish versions of shawarma sandwiches. Instead the sandwiches are strictly served on pita and the spice mixture for the shawarma is Lebanese (like the nice family running this place.)
I had the shawarma platter instead of the sandwich. It is, literally, a platter of schwarma that is so juicy and delicious, but lean at the same time. For something like $6.00 they gave me a ton of meat, a side of nutty hummus with a splash of olive oil, salad, thick homemade tahini (with little pieces of red onion and parsely), warm pita, and all of these pickles that I've never had with shawarma - onion, sliced dill, turnip and hot peppers. Just a huge amount of food for the price and well worth it. This is one of the better places in the Central Market.
I also noticed the new stand. It's called Shawarma Kitchen. Opposite side of the market and diagonally across from Kebab and More, which is great BTW. They've got a counter with seating too. Looks like they're serving sandwiches, plates and a rotisserie bird. I'll stop by soon. More info as it comes.
As far as other DT Middle Eastern spots with shawarma/kebab sandwiches: I like Sultan on 6th. Pretty good "Zankou style" chicken there too.