Continuing with my resolution to try more types of food this year, I went to Donair Dude this week to have my first donair. They have a lunch special where you get aa regular-sized pita donair as well as a soft drink for $8.99. I picked their chicken version. They have a Subway-like system in that you get to select the vegetables and sauces that you want in your donair. I got lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber and jalapeno peppers, along with garlic spread and donair sauce (which is tzatziki), as well as feta cheese for an extra $1. The staff then proceeded to toast my wrap in an iron before handing it over.
Grilled Pita Donair (Chicken, $8.99 + $1 for Feta Cheese):
The donair, while not massive, was still a relatively decent portion and made a satisfying lunch. While I generally regard vegetables with distaste, I have to admit that I’m quite impressed by how fresh their vegetables were: the lettuce and cucumbers were very crisp and crunchy, and didn’t taste half bad when paired with the creamy, flavourful garlic spread and tzatziki. Unfortunately, I was a bit disappointed with the chicken: it was over-charred and a little dry. I had garlic spread and donair sauce in my sandwich, and they lent some great flavour and creaminess. The feta cheese added a really nice salty flavour and creaminess, and was worth the extra $1. They do use pre-packaged pitas, but I didn’t mind as I thought it was still quite tasty: soft and slightly chewy.
So I’ve finally had my first donair, and while I’m not exactly blown away, I did quite enjoy it. The price was also very good for the quality and portion. This is a more than decent place for a nice lunch.