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May 27, 2008 06:47 AM

Best Donair in Halifax, NS?

I have family near Halifax and when ever i visit i either eat at King of Donair or Greco's. But i need to know what other peoples favorites are.

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  1. NOt sure if it's still there, but it was Tony's on the Common....

    1. After I land at Halifax Airport, rent a car, but before the drive to Sydney to visit my family, I first drive into metro Halifax (which is the wrong way by 30 miles if your destination is Sydney) to get a donair at Bash Toulany's on Duffus Street. I also pick up a donair meat loaf and sauce there. I consider his the best, but it's more than ten years since I lived in Southend Halifax so things may have changed. KOD still tastes good, I used to also eat Venus and Tony's and they were fine also. I never liked Greco as much...

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      1. re: harrymusgrave

        I agree ...Bash Toulanys is the best donair in the city .... if im halifax i always go there .... and its always great ...mmmmmmmmm. i have got to get there soon .

      2. is there such a thing as a chicken donair?

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        1. re: Calipoutine

          I've never heard of such a thing around these parts, however ...

          King of Donair (and probably some of the places listed in this thread other than Greco) would likely have chicken schwarma on the menu. The sauce used on the schwarma is not at all sweet like in a donair, but you could maybe ask them to make you a pita with the schwarma chicken and the donair sauce. Perhaps you would be uncovering a new delicacy.

          1. re: Calipoutine

            A place called Uncle Buck's which has a few locations in Halifax Dartmouth (local Pizza chain) has what they call a zesty chicken pita. I think it is exactly what you are looking for. Grilled chicken wrapped in a fresh pita, onion, tomato and sweet donair sauce. They sell 1/4 lb and 1/2 lb options. The chicken is spiced and sliced in strips before they stuff it in the pita. So basically a white meat donair.

          2. It's funny, whenever I find a new favorite donair I can never remember where it came from.

            I'll stick with King of Donair on Quinpool Road, they were the first.

            1. My vote is for Arena Pizza (downtown Dartmouth...if you take ferry, it's a two min walk). They make mean donairs, both meat and sauce are delish. Meat is flavourful and spicy, offset by chewy pita and the goodness of appropriately sweetened sauce. Mmm.