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Aug 3, 2007 10:35 AM

Shawarma in Minneapolis?


Is there much good Shawarma in Minneapolis?


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  1. OK, only one of the three is in Minneapolis proper but my go-to places are:

    Franklin Halal Market at the corner of Franklin Avenue and Bloomington Avenue.

    Beirut Restaurant on Robert Street in West St. Paul.

    Mediterranean Cruise Cafe in Eagan

    1. Shish on Grand Avenue in St. Paul has some good stuff.

      1. I really like the shawirma at the Holy Land. Especially with the spicy red sauce.


        Shish Mediterranean Grill
        1668 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105

        Holy Land Bakery & Grocery
        2513 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418

        Beirut Lebanese Restaurant
        1385 Robert St S, Saint Paul, MN 55118

        Mediterranean Cruise Cafe
        3945 Sibley Memorial Hwy, Eagan, MN 55122

        Franklin Market
        1519 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404

        Holy Land Bakery
        920 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55407

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        1. re: AnneInMpls

          since we are loosely defining our meat, i suggest the black sea restaurant on snelling. Great turkish, one of the best restaurants in the area. It is in the gyro/shawarma vein.
          Black Sea Restaurant
          737 Snelling Ave. N. Map
          St. Paul, MN 55104

        2. Marina Deli is fabulous and IMO much better than Holy Land.

          Marina Grill & Deli
          2424 University Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418

          1. Pardon the interruption, folks, but in order to keep the Midwest board narrowly focused on where to find the best chow in Minneapolis and the rest of the Midwest, we've split a discussion regarding the difference between shawarma and gyros to the General Topics Board. Please continue that part of the discussion here:

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