Where to get shawarma?

shawarmaAmanda (@ALLCAPSDOOM) asks via Twitter:

Hey Albanians and others in CapitalLand? Where are some good places to get shawarma?

We've relied on Al-Baraki for all our shawarma needs (get the fries inside the shawarma), but there are probably some other good options.

Know of a good shawarma place? Please share!

photo: Flickr user avlxyz

Comments

Phoenicians on Central Avenue. Excellent value. Delicious shawarma. They make it in house!

I'm partial to sharwarma @ Phoenicians http://www.phoeniciansofalbany.com/

Beirut on River St. in Troy, NY has great sharwarma.

...what Ben and Kaela said.

Aren't shawarma and gyro the same thing?

Al Baraki seconded, and Phoenician's thirded. Not sure if there any other places in the Alb/Sch/Troy triangle.

The shawarma at Beirut in Troy is delicious, although I favor the kibby to the point that George has poked fun at me for ordering it so much: http://www.beirutrestauranttroyny.com/

I'll second (third? eighth?) Phoenicians. Great food, great service.

Phonecians has the best shwarma in the Capital District this side of Tel Aviv/Montreal.

I haven't had Phoenicians, but will def. try now. I rely on Beirut in Troy, NY. You can't be the value or service there. SO SO GOOD. Does Garlic Lovers Corner on Rt. 4 in Troy/EG have Shawarma?

Ali Baba in Troy.

Aashiana in Albany on Central Ave!
http://www.aashianarestaurant.com/

Aashiana is my favorite. Nice to know there are other options in the area though!

I discovered amazing chicken shwarma at Saati in Latham. They serve it with pita on the side and israeli salad. Just perfect.(The menu lists rice pilaf but i limit grains so we asjed them to hold the rice.)

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