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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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    Loren3 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.

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

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        HuaGung 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. AnneInMpls 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 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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            FishMPLS Aug 3, 2007 01:10 PM

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

            1. MSPD 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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