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Shawarma in Minneapolis?

Roberto7 Aug 3, 2007 10:35 AM


Is there much good Shawarma in Minneapolis?


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  1. MSPD RE: Roberto7 Aug 3, 2007 10:52 AM

    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

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      FishMPLS RE: Roberto7 Aug 3, 2007 01:10 PM

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

      1. AnneInMpls RE: Roberto7 Aug 3, 2007 01:50 PM

        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
          mitch cumstein RE: AnneInMpls Aug 6, 2007 09:54 AM

          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

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          HuaGung RE: Roberto7 Aug 4, 2007 02:24 AM

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

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

          1. The Chowhound Team RE: Roberto7 Aug 6, 2007 09:15 AM

            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: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/428395

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              Loren3 RE: Roberto7 Aug 6, 2007 10:29 AM

              Falafel King just opened their Bloomington brance on Lyndale. I haven't tried the shawarma, but if it's as good as their falafel and grape leaves, it's worth a visit. Keep in mind that I'm talking only about the Bloomington branch.

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