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ISO - a good chicken shawarma - anywhere on Yonge between Front & Bloor

TOchowgal Mar 18, 2008 09:13 AM

I work downtown and have easy access to the Yonge line.

I am craving an AMAZING chicken shawarma - fresh pita bread, juicy chicken and all the fixins - especially the pickles.

Can you recommend me some good places?

Anywhere from Union station (Yonge & Front) to Bloor-Yonge is accessible to me.

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    thatlankyfoody RE: TOchowgal Mar 18, 2008 09:59 AM

    I like Red & White, Yonge and Gerard.

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      camp1980 RE: thatlankyfoody Mar 18, 2008 10:10 AM

      I go to the Red & White at Yonge and Wellesley and think it is great.

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        TOchowgal RE: camp1980 Mar 18, 2008 01:02 PM

        Do you have an address for them?


        Directions on how to get there from Yonge & Wellesley ( I am assuming that is the closest subway) will be great.

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          TOchowgal RE: camp1980 Mar 18, 2008 01:21 PM

          Is this the one?

          Red & White Mediterranean Food
          519 Yonge St
          Toronto , ON M4Y 1Y3

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            Chester Eleganté RE: TOchowgal Mar 18, 2008 07:49 PM

            As I understand it, the original Red & White owners moved over to just south of Gerrard on the west side, and there is someone new who moved into the 519 Yonge and Wellesley location, but kept the Red & White title as well. I've yet to find any amazing places downtown, but I'll give the 519 a go. A la Turque is pretty good.

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              camp1980 RE: Chester Eleganté Mar 19, 2008 03:47 PM

              It is the one at 519 Yonge St that I was talking about.
              It changed hands a little over a year ago. I only know this cause we went in one day and they were having a 1 year anniversary celebration. I have only been going since the new owners took over so I can't comment on how it was before.

      2. jonnybee RE: TOchowgal Mar 18, 2008 01:51 PM

        I had a much better than average shawarma at a la Turque (sp?) at Church and Wellesley the other day. They have chicken and what I think was a lamb and beef mix, both meats were very moist at lunch time. They were very generous with the pickled turnips when i asked for extra. Though I didn't try any, they seem to have quite the selection of Turkish pastries (both savory and sweet). The guys working there seem really friendly, can't wait to go back!

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          k8supergrover RE: jonnybee Mar 18, 2008 06:20 PM

          I'm partial to A La Turque as well, also Anoush which is at front and blue jay's way (walk from union). On fridays you get a free pop if you get the plate...

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