Shawarma is the staple of Ottawa cuisine. The O-town boasts about having at least 2 shawarma spots within 2 miles. Everybody from Ottawa has their own favourite Shawarma place. Here are the top 5 places where you can get amazing shawarma in Ottawa:
347 Dalhousie St
Osmow’s is a fast-casual restaurant which uses the highest quality of ingredients to deliver delectable recipes while giving their customers the luxury of customizing their meals. The best thing about Osmow’s is that the food is freshly made and their chicken shawarma is never frozen. Their menu is vast ranging from Shawarmas platters to a plethora of appetizers such as Taboule, Baklawa, etc.
Here’s a review of Osmow’s:
“Ottawa is pretty dry in terms of quality fast food, since I am not a big fan of the rest of the restaurants. Osmow’s is a combination of traditional and modern food and this location is a must visit in Ottawa. Make sure you add it in your list of places to go to in the city. Best option for all the students in the area, hands down. The staff is super friendly and the place is spotless clean. Great job guys.”
2. Shawarma Garlic & Onion
200-1465 Richmond Rd.
Shawarma Garlic & Onion is one of the perfect dining spots. Their vegetables and toppings are freshly made making you want more. Their beautiful and bright interiors make it a great place to eat and enjoy the ambience if you don’t feel like taking-out.
Here’s a review of Shawarma Garlic & Onion:
“I will drive out of my way to go to get this shawarma. Price good and portion sizes generous. Family owned and they remember regulars.”
3. Shawarma De Roza
1896 Prince of Wales Dr.
This family-owned spot is a one-stop destination where you can get the best shawarma in town! The portions are big enough to keep you full for the whole day. Their service is incredibly quick and friendly and you can even try some chicken and hummus before ordering your meal.
Here’s a review of Shawarma De Roza:
“We came from Vancouver and we’re so pleased with the delicious food! Roza was so kind and gave us a wonderful experience!”
4. Yalla Yalla Bakery & Lebanese Foods
2010 Trim Rd.
The best thing about Yalla Yalla Bakery is their sandwich platters! Nothing in the world compares to their juicy chicken and crispy falafel wrapped in freshly made pita bread. Are you craving for their food right now? Well, you gotta rush to that place and try their amazing meals. And if you don’t feel like going out, you can order it through their website and can pick it up once it’s ready so you don’t have to wait.
Here’s a review of Yalla Yalla Bakery & Lebanese Foods:
“I had the chicken fatoush salad and it was really good. The best chicken i had from any place. Very moist. I’ll definitely be back again.”
5. 3 Brothers Shawarma & Poutine
3 Brothers Shawarma & Poutine is a Lebanese and Canadian fusion eatery known for their delicious and high-quality poutines and shawarmas at a surprisingly low price. They are located in Rideau(2 locations) and Sandy Hills.
Here is a review of 3 Brothers Shawarma & Poutine:
“Awesome Shawarma, I go out of the way just to get a shawarma from this place. Why not 5 stars? there is often no place to sit, there is only one small table and 3 seats by the window. Sometimes I have had to eat standing. I wish the place was more welcoming because their shawarmas are awesome!”