About Mr. ShawarmaMiddle Eastern Street Food: A Love Affair
CAN SOMEONE REALLY LOVE SHAWARMA THIS MUCH?
Avi Eli was raised in Israel where high-quality fast food is common. After eight years of living in the US–where fast food has become arguably synonymous with poor food–Avi found himself craving the food he grew up on. When he couldn’t find any local restaurants offering Middle Eastern street food up to snuff he started Mr. Shawarma.
Avi Eli, Owner
Welcome to the kitchen
Mr. Shawarma’s menu is intentionally simple, with an emphasis on quality over quantity. Every menu item has been mindfully added and meticulously tested to edible perfection. Only the highest quality ingredients are considered, including spices direct from Israel and halal meats. While higher quality demands higher costs, the difference in taste is unmistakeable.
Shawarma, Done Right
Hand-built fresh every day, shaved from the spit to the sandwich. Mr. Shawarma is always improving his shawarma to deliver just the right amount of juiciness with full flavor.
THE WORLD'S BEST FALAFEL(yeah, we said it)
Mr. Shawarma's falafel has a secret ingredient based the original recipe used in Mr. Shawarma's father's falafel shop in Israel 40 years ago. Perfect falafel doesn't happen by chance. Texture matters, oil temperature matters, along with the right combination of salads and sauces to compliment it.
PITAS SOOO FLUFFY
Mr. Shawarma unapologetically believes America lacks good, authentic pitas and is on a mission to change that. Mr. Shawarma's pitas are created by using a unique technique which produces pitas that are incredibly fluffy and full of flavor. The difference in taste is worth the trip.
We're passionate about serving up the best Middle Eastern street food in the world, but don't take our word for it. Here's what the critics have to say:
Steve Attenweiler, The Virginia Pilot“When we finished, all blissed out on flavor and falafel, my wife and I gave each other knowing looks, silently declaring that we had found a gem of a little spot to satisfy our future cravings for all things Middle Eastern. And we won't have to book flights to Tel Aviv to enjoy them.”
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Brendan Tompkins, Alt Daily“When I eat [Mr. Shawarma], I feel like I’m being treated to thousands of years of Middle Eastern history in every bite. This is the kind of food that you crave, that you dream about, that you become addicted to.”
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Pravash M., Yelp“Arguably the best falafel around. If you crave New York city street-style Mediterranean food, save yourself the time/money of air travel and visit this terrific local food spot–your tastebuds will be grateful.”
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