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Good Shawarma in Markham

volauvent Feb 18, 2011 09:56 AM

Can anyone reccommend a place for good Shawarma in Markham ?

I've tried Alex's on Highway 7 and was not that impressed.

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    ComeUndone Nov 17, 2011 02:51 PM

    I usually go to Shoom Shoom on Bayview but the convenience factor has something to do with it. Their chicken shawarma is a little on the greasy side for my taste but hits the spot.

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    1. re: ComeUndone
      superjj Nov 18, 2011 07:01 AM

      I tried Shoom Shoom when they first opened... it was ok, but they had it so drowned in tahina / garlic / hummus that it was about 2/3rds pure sauce... it was the messiest sandwhich I have ever tried to eat.

    2. sweetie Nov 17, 2011 12:54 PM

      I just had lunch at a great shawarma place.


      7605 Woodbine Ave right beside Bristol truck rental I think it use to be a coffee show many years ago.

      I had a falafel platter, the baba ganosh was great, so was the falafel and the hummus.

      My co worker had shawarma and said it was good.

      It may not compare to your favourite place but if you are confined to Markham I think it is the best in the area.

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      1. re: sweetie
        LJS2 Nov 17, 2011 01:25 PM

        Agree with Pitalicious. Was there today too. Their chicken shwarma is quite good. It is family run and they tell me that everything they serve is made from scratch. The last time I was there I tried the Falafel which was made to order and also delicious. This place is a keeper.

        1. re: sweetie
          superjj Nov 17, 2011 02:31 PM

          Yup, I can confirm that Pitalicious is indeed delicious! These days, if I'm confined to Shawarma in markham, Pitalicious is my first choice.

          Often though I will opt to drive into Scarborough for Shawarma Empire :)

          Shawarma Empire
          1823 Lawrence Ave E, Toronto, ON M1R2Y3, CA

        2. superjj Mar 18, 2011 07:58 AM

          I have had a decent Shawarma at Melodies in Thornhill. If you want GOOD Shawarma, I don't think you'll find any in Markham. I would head to Scarborough (Shawarma Empire!!) for that.

          230 Commerce Valley Dr E, Thornhill, ON L3T7Y9, CA

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            ManAbout Feb 19, 2011 08:04 AM

            Where in Markham are you? Sababa and Me Va Me both around Steeles and Bathurst are in Thornhill, which is in Markham.

            390 Steeles W, Thornhill, ON L4J6X6, CA

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            1. re: ManAbout
              duckdown Mar 18, 2011 08:40 AM

              Me Va Me and Sababa are definitely *not* Markham.

              390 Steeles W, Thornhill, ON L4J6X6, CA

              1. re: duckdown
                ManAbout Mar 18, 2011 04:18 PM

                Yeah, they are past Yonge Street, which is still Thornhill. East of Yonge Street, North of Steeles is the Markham part of Thornhill. I should have said part of Thornhill is in Markham. So, if the poster was living closer to the Yonge St end of Markham, those two places would be convenient.

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              LUV_TO_EAT Feb 18, 2011 03:24 PM

              I frequently go to Alex's on Hwy 7 (and Kennedy) because I don't know of any other Shawarma places in Markham. It's decent fare....but I almost always order Falafel sandwich instead. He fries up the falafel fresh so it's pretty good.

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