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Mar 31, 2010 04:02 AM

Iraq Shawerma (where to buy?)

I have a hankering for an Iraqi "Gus" or "Shawerma" sandwich. Anyone have recommendations i the D.C. or NOVA area? I know other countries/restaurants have it but I'm looking for the kind particular to Iraq. With the pickled radishes like at the amsterdam falafel place and chopped tomatoes. If you can help I'd be grateful!

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  1. Max in Wheaton has schawerma, chopped tomato and bright magenta pickled turnips.

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    1. re: fudizgud

      I believe the OP is suggesting that there's an Iraqi variant of the schwarma sandwich that Max's serves, which is Israeli-style.

    2. The lamb schwarma at Lebanese Butcher has the pickled turnips and I think the tomatoes but I don't recall the sauce. The chicken schwarma has a very garlicky mayo and the turnips.

      Lebanese Butcher & Restaurant
      109 E Annandale Rd, Falls Church, VA 22046

      1. Why doesn't someone open a tiny Iraqi restaurant?

        People in this city are educated, open-minded and curious. the fact that we are at war in their country would draw a lot of customers, just b/c they'd be curious about the people we have this frenetic relationship with.