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08-07-2006, 07:21 AM
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I hate donairs and I think they suck

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I hate donairs and I think they suck
In the illustrious words of one Adam Sandler: "You know something? You suck!"

To each his own. Out of curiousity, are you more of a salad man? Maybe falafel?

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08-07-2006, 07:46 AM
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Any advice for finding decent Donair's in Toronto?

They're not very popular here.
http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=236178



There's a couple more links I thought should be included here as well:

http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=257394
http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=258963

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Out of curiousity, are you more of a salad man? Maybe falafel?
You can't spell "falafel" without "awful."


having said that... my search for a decent donair in calgary is still in progress. if anyone could help me out with that, i'd appreciate it.

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The closest thing we have are Gyros here down south, and for some reason, I can't stand Gyros.

Donairs are MUCH better.
Maybe it's the sauce, or the beef, or all the Canadian lovin'.

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I LOVE Donairs!!

I usually go to Swiss Donair in the North East end of Edmonton. Nice people working there as well.

They also deliver.

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08-07-2006, 12:49 PM
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I LOVE Donairs!!

I usually go to Swiss Donair in the North East end of Edmonton. Nice people working there as well.

They also deliver.
Swiss donair. That's the place we went when BBB was here. They were alright. Very friendly. The donair was pretty good, but not exceptional. I'd probably go back there a few more times.

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08-07-2006, 12:57 PM
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The best donair I've ever had is easily from "Super Donair" in Sherwood Park, just east of the Broadmore golfcourse. Robbie/the Owner is an amazing guy. If you're ever in Sherwood Park OR in the mood for the best donair of all time check it out.
When I saw this thread I just had to respond.

The absolute BEST donair around for miles. Charles Smart was good back in the 80's, but Robbie has him beat. His sauce is to die for.


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Charles Smart is great, but I actually prefer High Voltage on Calgary trail south and Argyll. They have a few sauces to choose from and they grill the pita with spices as well.

Mmmmmmm.

This is a good second best to SuperDonair. Very tasty. This used to be a Mister Sub location. I think his name is ( Tas?!?) and he runs it with his wife. Ran into him at Costco once.

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Theres a Mac's store, Video store, and PetroCanada, in the same stripmall right? (yeah I know that could still be generic description.)

Damn, I drive by there twice a day at least and I've NEVER stopped in there.

until now, heh. how late they open?,...thanks much!
Yeah and if you keep heading there's a Sobey's, Husky and McDonalds on the left.

Not sure how late they're open, but tell me how it goes

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I've had one donair in my life.

Just off the whitemud (heading East, take the exit at 34th and head south... it's the second right).

Was amazing.

I was full for hours.

I can't remember the name, but I know the place
HOMESTYLE DONAIRS... i must agree, they are very good, offer both tzaziki or sweet sauce..and about 5 min drive from my house, brilliant.


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Yeah and if you keep heading there's a Sobey's, Husky and McDonalds on the left.

Not sure how late they're open, but tell me how it goes
HOMESTYLE i tell you, its HOMESTYLE DONAIRS, the guy who runs it apprenticed at Donair Stop by capilano, they are open really late like 3 i think on friday and saturday nights and i think 11 sun-thursday. check it out.

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HOMESTYLE i tell you, its HOMESTYLE DONAIRS, the guy who runs it apprenticed at Donair Stop by capilano, they are open really late like 3 i think on friday and saturday nights and i think 11 sun-thursday. check it out.
That's the place!

Yeah, the guy who runs it is a real nice guy too.

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I've had one donair in my life.

Just off the whitemud (heading East, take the exit at 34th and head south... it's the second right).

Was amazing.

I was full for hours.

I can't remember the name, but I know the place
HOMESTYLE is the name your looking for. I've had their donairs about 3-4times this past winter. They are tasty. I think i might just get another one tonight.

And yeah i only live about 5 minutes from it as well... in the hood Millwoods.

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Ive been thinking about donair all day. I havent had one since Christmas - last time I was in Edmonton. I'll be back in Edmonton for a couple weeks at the end of August. I now plan to hit 5-10 donair shacks while Im home. I'll rate and report them all. So far I'll be hitting my faves Charles Smart and Simon King. Homestyle as well. Any other suggestions?

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08-07-2006, 04:29 PM
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Ive been thinking about donair all day. I havent had one since Christmas - last time I was in Edmonton. I'll be back in Edmonton for a couple weeks at the end of August. I now plan to hit 5-10 donair shacks while Im home. I'll rate and report them all. So far I'll be hitting my faves Charles Smart and Simon King. Homestyle as well. Any other suggestions?
Marcos Famous Burgers makes a fine donair also. Its on whyte

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Ive been thinking about donair all day. I havent had one since Christmas - last time I was in Edmonton. I'll be back in Edmonton for a couple weeks at the end of August. I now plan to hit 5-10 donair shacks while Im home. I'll rate and report them all. So far I'll be hitting my faves Charles Smart and Simon King. Homestyle as well. Any other suggestions?
A friend of mine swears by Richard's up on 137ave. I really like Zach's in Millbourne mall (most especially for their poutine).

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So far it looks like 20 people have named 20 different places as the 'best donair shop in the city!'...

#21: The greek place in Kingsway Garden mall. However, it takes them about 247 minutes to make one... but if you have the patience, it's scrumptious.

As tasty as these greasy creations are, I must say that I limit myself to one every 6 months or so. Since becoming rather health conscious this year, I can't stomach the thought of devouring too many of these blobs of fat in a year. Why does good food always have to be so bad for you


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May I ask a stupid question and ask what a donair is?

I think they are called Gyros elsewhere.

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And you are.....????

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Great thread, Hairball. Kind of thing this forum needed in the midst of summer.

OilerNut, allow me to fill you in.

A donair starts when a shop keeper (in NS all the best shops are run by Lebanese Canadians) lovingly places spiced ground beef on a spit. It is carefully browned and then cut off into strips.

The strips are placed on a pita with care. They are then slathered with a special sauce made from canned milk, sugar and vinegar. They are then covered in tomatoes and onions. (I hold the tomatoes on mine). Optional items include cheese and banana peppers. They are then rolled up and enjoyed.

I recommend 'mom & pop' shops. Don't try the donairs at large chain restaurants- they suck.

I found the donair at Swiss Donair not too bad, the people were first class.

Halifax is the home of donairs, so if you get there try anything with the word 'king' or "A-1" and you'll hit a homerun every time.

Interested in trying something else donairtastic??? Try donair pizza- probably the best food in the world after a night of heavy beer drinking. Be careful about ordering it sober, though, you may find it sickening without the beer warmup.

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Falafel House Turkish Donairs on Whyte... between Gateway Boulevard North & Southbound, on the north side of Whyte... best donairs I've ever had, they pack them to the brim with everything, the sauce is amazing, prices are decent too.

As for Charles Smart, I stopped going there because the last few times I did have a donair there, they weren't anything special at all. I could name 2 or 3 places ahead of them quite easily. Just my opinion.

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SWISS DONAIR is by far the best place in the city, consistantly good, never came away thinking, man, i wish i went somewhere else.
the only time i do that when i eat a donair is when i dont eat at swiss.
the fries are amazing too.
open till 4 am on weekends to boot

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SWISS DONAIR is by far the best place in the city, consistantly good, never came away thinking, man, i wish i went somewhere else.
the only time i do that when i eat a donair is when i dont eat at swiss.
the fries are amazing too.
open till 4 am on weekends to boot

What impressed me during my time at Swiss Donair was Hairball's gastuatory excellence. He polished off a super donair and washed it down with a poutine. I'd eat with that guy anytime.

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So far it looks like 20 people have named 20 different places as the 'best donair shop in the city!'...

#21: The greek place in Kingsway Garden mall. However, it takes them about 247 minutes to make one... but if you have the patience, it's scrumptious.

As tasty as these greasy creations are, I must say that I limit myself to one every 6 months or so. Since becoming rather health conscious this year, I can't stomach the thought of devouring too many of these blobs of fat in a year. Why does good food always have to be so bad for you
That place makes decent donairs...but i've had better, much better. The ones we make are by far the best...we have 2 sauces to choose from, a garlic one and a sweet sauce. I eat mine with garlic sauce, cheese, and lettuce only. yumyum

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